Dear Mr. Jullian Assange,
Congratulations for having found a protégé in Mr. Edward. Snowden.
Last week I was comfortably sitting on my sofa hoping to see some nice murder mystery and some explicit sex on TV. But the fidgety me had to surf the channels during commercials and what do I see?
This fellow Mr. Edward Snowden is hiding in some transit place in Russia and the entire world is trying to get their hands on his throat, of course to squeeze his life out. So what do I do?
I immediately Google him and what do I find? That he is trying to tell the world some Truth about some freedom and rights! God!
Then within the next few days I come to know there are some ongoing surveys in the general population . well someone is obviously trying to find out if he has done the right thing or not!So I decided to put in my two pence and write you this letter.
Now I am much angry and I am writing this letter to you. I hope someone passes it on.What I am going to tell you must have been told to you innumerable times by your mother, father, friends, lover, acquaintances…..even the government is telling you this…but stubborn you!
Yet I will repeat all that has been already repeated:
Mr. Assange who told you we are interested in truth? Whoever told you must be the most foolish of men. Trust me on this.Of course I am interested in truth but not your kind that speaks of rights or freedom. I am interested in truths like:
Has my neighbor bought a new bigger fridge?
Is my boss having an extra marital affair?
Am I getting my promotion?
Can I save more tax?
Can I take bribe without getting caught?
Is my date rich?
Sir, but your truths as you say don’t answer my questions. So what am I going to do with your truth? Sir, truly speaking I just need enough rights to know the answers to the above questions.
But since you seem not to have an ounce of the thing called a sane head I wish to explain a few things.
First of all I am a common man. As common as is possible to be. In fact the only thing that separates me from the cattle that are slaughtered everyday to dress my dinner is the fact that I walk on my hind legs instead on my fours. That poor Mr. Darwin tired everything to separate me from animals but alas!
Mr. Assange to explain myself easily let me tell you there are three types of people in this world to whom you are trying to sell your truth :
1. the fated slaves. This is half the world : hungry , naked and diseased. They are only interested in two meals, a pair of clothes and health care . So they are not interested in your truth.
2. the willing slaves : out of the half that is left 99.99% are people like me. This is my life and living : I get up every day, go to potty, dress up for office, get pushed and punched on the way to office, then toil with my head bowed and in the evening come back home, watch some sex and murder on TV, have some sex and hope to murder this and that, then go off to sleep. Then the next day again. Again and again for years together till the blessed day I die. Now, I know half the world is hungry, naked and diseased but I can’t do anything about it. I know there are kings trying to steal my personal rights and freedom but I have taxes to save, food to eat, diseases to fight, dresses to buy…and many such things of great importance. So where is the time to spare for you and your truth?
3. the kings : These are far and few. The fat ones who are having a gala time. They are not interested in me or the fated slaves because they are too busy with bigger problems like protecting their chairs and managing Swiss bank accounts. Of course they are not interested in your truth because your truth exposes them .
Now, if I am right you have stolen the truth from the kings and are trying to sell this truth to the fated slaves and the willing slaves? Seriously! Are you joking Sir?
Despite understanding the fact that no one is interested in it? Of course you are giving it for free at the expense of your own life. God! Even the street vendor has more common sense and understanding of the market!
And Sir, all those people from the surveys who have said that you did the right thing by exposing the truth? They are like all those people who press the button like on Facebook when you change your profile picture! Basically they don’t mean a thing other than boosting your ego and making you do reckless things like truth finding and distributing.
But Sir, it is not their fault that they are not interested in your kind of truth and are just entertaining themselves at your and your truth’s expense. Sir, if you don’t believe me you can check the number of hits matrimonial or weight loss or lips stick sites have as compared to philosophical or political sites. But then they are peaceful people and they know very well that if they fall in love with you or your truth they all will have to shift to that Ecuador Embassy in London and hide with you. Now, now why would you want them to give up their happy lives and hide?You are doing all this so that the world can be a better place or a hiding place?
Before I finish lecturing you I wish to give you a history lesson : do you know what happened to all those scientists, philosophers, thinkers who told the truth about kings? Christ was crucified, Socrates was given Hemlock, Gandhi was shot so was Martin Luther king Jr. There are a million such examples. Get it? Of course after a hundred years or so we slaves will worship you and Kings will speak of the great man you were in their election campaigns but right now? Sir, please use your common sense.
By the way Sir, have you read the pied piper of Hamelin. It is a long poem and I will shorten it in my words for you. There is this city called Hamelin. It is infested with rats. The city dwellers are much worried. But they having tried and failed cannot do anything more about it. Then comes in a Pied piper. He plays his musical thing and all the rats follow him into some river and drown. Now the piper much pleased by his feat comes back to the Hamelin people and demands his pay. But the people of Hamelin don’t give a shit. So Mr. Piper is pissed and he plays his instrument again. This time the children of Hamelin follow him into some cave forever. The people of Hamelin sulk.
Now, Mr. Assange Sir do you understand the moral here?
Who heard the piper?
The rats and the children. That’s it. Everyone else was deaf. Just like today.
You are the pied pipers of this modern Hamelin and we are the deaf people.
So you can keep playing your pipe promising to rid of us of rats and mice but we won’t get it till we will lose our children and have nothing left to do but to sulk some more. Get it?
P.S : Mr. Assange and Mr. Snowden I know what the Kings across the world are doing. I know the truth. I have known it forever, since long lost histories. That is the only thing kings in any form will do. They are taking away whatever little freedom I have and trampling my rights like you say. But I don’t need that freedom or rights. I need just enough rights to make a living not a life. And you and all those great men repeating the so called truth about freedom/ rights into my psyche is not going to make me any different from the cattle and a slave I am. So beat it.