WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange took to his Twitter account Saturday to share six reasons he believes the Democratic Party is "doomed" and explained the party's "hysteria" about Russia will play a major role in its eventual demise.
Assange shared his thoughts in a long Twitter post.
First, Assange said the reason the Democratic Party's establishment has embraced the "We didn't lose--Russia won" narrative is because if they didn't, then the insurgency created by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during last year's presidential election would dominate the party. Assange also said focusing on Russia allows Democratic Party leaders to distract its voters from their "incompetence," which has led to widespread electoral losses at each level of government nationwide since 2010.
"Without the 'We didn't lose--Russia won' narrative the party's elite and those who exist under its patronage would be purged for being electorally incompetent and ideologically passé," Assange wrote.
Second, Assange said the Trump-Russia narrative, which Democrats have latched onto and has produced nearly zero fruit, is a "political dead end."
"Despite vast resources, enormous incentives and a year of investigation, Democratic senators who have seen the classified intelligence at the CIA such as Senator Feinstein (as recently as March) are forced to admit that there is no evidence of collusion," Assange wrote.
Third, Assange said that to upkeep its "diversionary conspiracy agenda" the Democratic Party has to embed itself with those in the intelligence community and the mainstream media, which leads "to further perceptions that the Democrats act on behalf of an entrenched power elite."
"The twin result is to place the primary self-interest concerns of most Americans, class competition, freedom from crime and ill health and the empowerment of their children, into the shadows and project the Democrats as close to DC and media elites," Assange wrote in his fourth reason.
Next, Assange explained that because Democrats have so tightly embraced the Trump-Russia collusion narrative they are now unable to focus on hitting President Donald Trump for failing to make good on legislative promises.
In the end, Assange predicted that Democratic Party elites will eventually be overthrown by its party's base, as the two factions are becoming ever more disfranchised, while suggesting the base create a new political party that isn't controlled by Washington elites.
The Democratic base should move to start a new party since the party elite shows no signs that they will give up power. This can be done quickly and cheaply as a result of the internet and databases of peoples' political preferences. This reality is proven in practice with the rapid construction of the Macron, Sanders and Trump campaigns from nothing. The existing Democratic party may well have negative reputational capital, stimulating a Macron-style clean slate approach. Regardless, in the face of such a threat, the Democratic establishment will either concede control or, as in the case of Macron, be eliminated by the new structure.
Suffice it to say, but it's a bit ironic that Assange is predicting the end of the Democratic Party. After all, part of the reason Democrats have latched on so tightly to the Trump-Russia narrative is because WikiLeaks last year during the presidential election seemed to only release information harmful to Hillary Clinton's campaign.
Clinton and Democrats have since said they believe the WikiLeaks data dumps hurt Clinton's chances at winning the White House.
Democrats have tied WikiLeaks to the narrative of Trump-Russia collusion because they believe Russian-state hackers released information they obtained to WikiLeaks so it could then be leaked to the public.