Wikileaks Will Profit From Assange Relics

Wikileaks believes it will earn money on the basis that its founder Julian Assange became a religious icon to many users. So currently the outfit is holding an auction to gather money for its operations. However, among the pile of worthy sales there are a couple of interesting things, which implies that Julian Assange believes he is that important.

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For example, one of the items is $400 for a sachet of prison coffee that had been nicked by Julian Assange during his stay at his majesty’s pleasure, while another one is a signed photograph of the WikiLeaks ruler. The picture was taken at the front of Ellingham Hall, known as the place where Assange has spent almost a year under house arrest. The snap was autographed at Assange’s 40th birthday party, and appears to be one of only 4 images of Julian in the world that had been signed on this even. This snap is going for over $1,000.

In addition, Assange’s laptop, described as having “led to numerous front pages and a causative element in ongoing political reforms”, features a bid of $10,000. In other words, Julian Assange is representing himself as a saint, believing that people will pay a fortune to touch such important relics.

Such items may be compared to Winston Churchill’s Montblanc fountain pen, which was sold for $24,400, but you can consider what person he was and the pen was made from an 18 karat pink gold inlaid with tortoiseshell lacquer bands featuring 53 diamonds.

As for Julian Assange, he made a relic from his prison coffee, which he smuggled out of Wandsworth Prison last year. He has even inked a fingerprint on the other side of the unopened sachet. It seems that Wikileaks is just trying to make some money after the activities of the service have been scuppered by a financial services embargo. Nevertheless, the service is currently leading industry critics to complain that Wikileaks has become unduly interested in promoting his founder as the savior of western democracy.

On the other side, the eBay auction offers a copy of the directive where Hillary Clinton asked the American officials to spy on the United Nations, which is a little more like it. At the same time, Vivienne Westwood is selling 2 tickets to her Paris fashion show for $13,000, Chef Sarah Saunders asks $1300 to cook dinner at your house, and John Pilger, the moviemaker, sells a signed movie poster for $700.