‘I’m terrified of you’: Chelsea Manning rips ex-friend Glenn Greenwald, he responds with carpet-bomb of truth

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Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army soldier who leaked thousands of military documents to WikiLeaks, has turned against one of her staunchest supporters, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, and all because of his consistent politics.

Despite being fairly far-left in his views, in recent years Greenwald has become a vocal critic of the establishment left and far-left because of their demonstrable embrace of corporatism, authoritarianism, illiberalism and elitist bigotry.

To be clear, his views today are no different than they were 10 or 20 years ago. He’s always supported far-left social policies, and he’s always stood up against corporatism, authoritarianism, illiberalism, elitism, imperialism, etc.

Manning has nevertheless joined up with the hordes of far-left zealots who now dismiss Greenwald as an “unprincipled” hack and grifter who’s allegedly sold out to the right.

In tweets posted Thursday afternoon, the transgender woman and former intelligence analyst went so far as to say she wants to return a $10,000 donation Greenwald had once given her and is now “embarrassed” that she’d ever considered the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist a friend.

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While Manning didn’t specify her exact reason for this back-stabbing rant, it’s strongly believed by most people that she’s gone “woke” — because one of the core principles of “wokism” is that dissenting views must be silenced because “speech is violence.”

In fact, Manning’s supporters can be seen on Twitter explicitly praising her for standing up to the “racist transphobic anti feminist anti woke incel” Glennwald allegedly represents.

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All this anger stems from Greenwald being a vociferous critic of “woke” tenets like censorship. He even spoke out when former President Donald Trump was banned from Twitter earlier this year:

However, he doesn’t oppose censorship because he’s “right-wing.” He opposes it because, one, it’s wrong, and two, he recognizes that censorship is all-encompassing:

Greenwald eventually responded to Manning’s tweets later Thursday afternoon by dropping some truth bombs about friendship and principles.

“Friendships that depend on political agreement were never ‘friendships,’ just cynical transactions,” he wrote.

True.

“When she was in prison trying repeatedly to kill herself, I was one of the only one who visited, spent hours on the phone, raising money for her. No good deed goes unpunished,” he added.

After being sentenced to 35 years in prison in 2013, Manning wound up making several suicide attempts. Greenwald was one of a few to stand by her side throughout the ordeal.

Manning’s sentence was eventually commuted by then-outgoing President Barack Hussein Obama in early 2017.

Greenwald continued his response by correctly pointing out that many on the left have forgotten what friendship is supposed to mean.

Look:

There’s a reason polling data shows that Republicans tend to have more Democrat friends than Democrats have Republican friends, and there’s a reason why Republicans are far less likely to drop a friendship over politics than Democrats …

Vivek Saxena

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