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Julian Assange hates Canberra

By johnboy - 3 August 2013 34

The Newcastle Star has Julian Assange holding forth about us:

”The decision to create Canberra … is perhaps one of the worst political decisions that has ever been taken in Australian history,” he says. ”It’s like a horror story from Sartre where you put all the politicians together in the one room, together with all the embassy officials, together with the most obnoxious bureaucrats and you expect good government to come out.

”It doesn’t lead to a good outcome to suck resources in from the country to an out-of-touch group.”

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Julian Assange hates Canberra
Masquara 4:12 pm 04 Aug 13

Assange reckons he’s “in touch” with Australia from his distant room in the Ecuadorian Embassy then?

His narcissistic weirdness is coming out more and more. Er, what should politicians do if not “deal with” the bureaucrats? And what’s this about “all politicians” and “all embassy officials” and “all bureaucrats”? Jeez – he’s objecting to the business of government? He’s objecting to the public service being paid as “sucking resources”?

This is fantasist Assange fantasising that government should take place by videoconference. Now, let’s see, where would that conceit have come from? [Mwa ha ha ha ha]

And who is uber-leaker Assange of ALL people to comment on the DIPLOMATIC process?

Diggety 3:42 pm 04 Aug 13

An alledged rapist fleeing prosecution questioning political judgement?

Seriously, this guy is a megalomaniacal peice of sh*t.

DrKoresh 3:30 pm 04 Aug 13

Blen_Carmichael said :

DrKoresh said :

If he wants to demonstrate his ignorance like this then fine, fudge him, I hope he rots in the Ecuadorian embassy and never sees the light of day again.

Oh, come on. He’s only expressing what most of the country thinks of this place, not that too many of us lose sleep over that.

As for “one of the worst political decisions that has ever been taken”, I’m betting the cleaning staff at London’s Ecuadorian Embassy have a very firm view.

I know it’s a common belief, but it’s an ignorant one. I admit I’m being petty in my reaction but I can afford to be. The question is, can he afford to be so petty from the confines of the Ecuadorian embassy?

Blen_Carmichael 2:47 pm 04 Aug 13

DrKoresh said :

If he wants to demonstrate his ignorance like this then fine, fudge him, I hope he rots in the Ecuadorian embassy and never sees the light of day again.

Oh, come on. He’s only expressing what most of the country thinks of this place, not that too many of us lose sleep over that.

As for “one of the worst political decisions that has ever been taken”, I’m betting the cleaning staff at London’s Ecuadorian Embassy have a very firm view.

poetix 2:23 pm 04 Aug 13

Deref said :

HiddenDragon said :

So would-be Senator Assange’s preferences will be going to the Liberals?

Looks like it.

The bloke’s a loony, but he’s a brilliant loony and he still gets my vote for doing a wonderful thing for the world. That, and to stick it to The Man.

And you’re willing to ignore the issue of the alleged rape? That’s hardly a wonderful thing, is it, if true, and I can’t abide the way people will minimise it in preference to ‘Bigger Issues’, as if he skipped out of Sweden because of alleged parking offences.

farnarkler 1:34 pm 04 Aug 13

That’s a bit rich coming from someone who’s from Townsville.

The Traineediplomat 11:06 am 04 Aug 13

For someone living in an Embassy for the past year and Embassy officials are one of the three groups of people he talks smack about?? If I were the Ecuadorians I would be thinking, thanks for the year long party but GTFO….

miz 10:56 am 04 Aug 13

Unfortunately Mr Assange has just demonstrated how out-of-touch he is himself.
Perhaps he doesn’t realise that when politicians get voted in, the people working for them are largely Canberrans? Clearly a ‘how to win friends and influence people’ fail.

Mr Evil 10:55 am 04 Aug 13

It really hurts me that a spineless, egotistical tosser and alleged rapist doesn’t like Canberra.

And from his description, how is Canberra any different from any other capital city in the world???

I can’t wait to read Assange’s opinion on the lack of press freedom in Ecuador.

switch 10:42 am 04 Aug 13

I think he might be onto something…

Deref 10:33 am 04 Aug 13

HiddenDragon said :

So would-be Senator Assange’s preferences will be going to the Liberals?

Looks like it.

The bloke’s a loony, but he’s a brilliant loony and he still gets my vote for doing a wonderful thing for the world. That, and to stick it to The Man.

screaming banshee 10:01 am 04 Aug 13

Perhaps he could suggest how it could be done better.

Perhaps Australia’s voters could stop sending out-of-touch representatives.

Suppose as Abbott desires defence is moved to Darwin, and the person most suited to be defence minister is from Tasmania.

HiddenDragon 10:14 pm 03 Aug 13

So would-be Senator Assange’s preferences will be going to the Liberals?

DrKoresh 9:18 pm 03 Aug 13

If he wants to demonstrate his ignorance like this then fine, fudge him, I hope he rots in the Ecuadorian embassy and never sees the light of day again.

lostinbias 7:37 pm 03 Aug 13

I was alright with Julian and kinda supported his plight until he starts talking smack about my city. Let the brits get him out of the embassy now and take him to the s***storm he’s going to face. Remember Julian, talk s***, get hit.

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