posted on Feb, 29 2012 @ 11:39 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how many people hold this traitor up as a hero or something.
For those that suddenly excuse deep and hardcore betrayl because you happen to like the results, consider this.
What group, cause or movement do YOU feel strongly enough about to give everything to and dedicate yourself to entirely. Is there one? Lets make this
practical since it's really hard to say this with pure theory.
Lets say, for instance, We're talking Occupy. It could be the Tea Party..but I'll use Occupy for the example. How about, instead of this being
Manning betraying the U.S. Army he joined, it's OWS. How about, someone in top leadership of OWS proper when it was still camped in Manhattan, had a
serious change of heart? You haven't...OWS hasn't..but this one guy has a hardcore conscience issue for whatever reason, and he was a fully trusted
person by all, right up to that point.
Now this person doesn't have the guts or class to announce to the rest of OWS that he's come to hate them....No. This person decides to stay right
there. Contact the media..for whatever they can get out of it, to see every internal document and recordings of all the off-the-cuff discussions that
happen between OWS leaders outside the GA circle.
Basically, due to the person's position and change of heart, they can and do sustain irreparable harm and damage to the movement and the individuals
who TRUSTED this person with their cause and their very lives. It isn't hyperbole to anyone who was in that movement and in the camps. Life isn't an
overstatement, either. Same logic applies.
So...... I'm a right leaning kind of guy. I ought to applaud the example inside the top levels of OWS turning traitor in-place and working to bring
the whole thing down from within, right? Nope.... Despite many probably applauding such a person as brave and heroic...I'd see *THAT* person as being
as filthy a traitor as Manning. Different sides...different ideology and RADICALLY different circumstances.
This isn't about all that though. This is about a simple, core issue. Trust and Honor. Manning showed he has absolutely NONE. ...and by the laws and
regulations of the military he joined, by his own free choice, he should be tried, convicted and executed for it. It's the most basic principles
involved here. Ideology isn't one of them at the heart of it.