Saturday, October 12, 2013

Snowden Leaks - $1 says YOUR OPINION is IGNORANT...

 Not necessarily wrong, just ignorant of 99% of the important information.

How many of the documents have you read?  None?  Me too...  None.  Not a single one.  We are jackasses.  Am I going to pull my head out of my ass immediately and go read some of them?  Perhaps go read just one?  Nope.  Unless you've already read any of the documents you likely never will.  Ignorance and powerlessness - the hidden values of the citizens of the USA.  Pull your head out of your ass.  Be a better person than me.  Educate yourself.  It's the first and possibly easiest step towards the world you wish we were living in.  I'm gonna go try to prove me wrong.  How 'bout you?

Alright, so I managed to turn myself into a big fat liar.  And in hopes of you doing the same, here's a link to get you started on the proposed self-education:

I google searched "original Snowden documents"

Really, our government's handling of the Snowden leaks was awe-inspiring.  They just fired up their American Media propaganda machine and the whole matter became about Ed Snowden - Hero or Traitor? and a couple of short, general blurbs about the documents revealing NSA collecting phone and other communications data and some rude communications spying on the rest of the world's governments (foes & allies).   Then, Snowden finally left the airport in Russia and POOF! Story over.  There was no meaningful analysis of the actual content of the documents.  All the attention was skillfully misdirected to general (i.e. meaningless) discussions of broad summaries of the content and the patriotic assessment of a computer guy trying not to get killed.  And after a short while, we did exactly as we were instructed:  We got bored.

If only the USSR had just said, "Fuck it..." 

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