WARS, GOVERNMENTS & BAD MEDIA: “Our Number One Enemy is Ignorance. And I Believe that is the Number One Enemy that Everyone is Not Understanding What is Actually Going On In The World! Now, Question Is, Who Is Promoting Ignorance? …” – Julian Assange (2011)

“One of the hopeful things I’ve discovered, is that nearly every war that has started in the last 50 years has been the result of media lies. The media could have stopped it if they’d searched deep enough, if they hadn’t reprinted government propaganda. But what does that mean? Well that means basically populations don’t like wars. And populations have to be fooled into wars. Populations don’t willingly and with open eyes go into a war. So if we have a good media environment, then you will also have a peaceful environment.”

“Our Number One Enemy is Ignorance. And I believe that is the number one enemy that everyone is not understanding what is actually going on in the world. It’s only when you start to understand that you can make effective decisions and effective plans. Now, question is who is promoting ignorance? Well, those organizations that try to keep things secret, and those organizations which distort true information to make it false or unrepresentative.”

“In this latter category, it is bad media. It really is my opinion that the media in general are so bad, we have to question whether the world wouldn’t be better off without them altogether.”

“There’s some very, very fine journalists, and we work with many of them and some fine media organizations. But the vast majority are awful and so distortive to how the world actually is, the result is we see wars and we see corrupt governments continue on.”
– Julian Assange (2011)