13 June 2013

The Big Hero

South China Morning Post, 13 June 2013: US whistle-blower Edward Snowden yesterday emerged from hiding in Hong Kong and revealed to the South China Morning Post that he will stay in the city to fight likely attempts by his government to have him extradited for leaking state secrets.  Snowden said he was releasing the information to demonstrate “the hypocrisy of the US government when it claims that it does not target civilian infrastructure, unlike its adversaries. Not only does it do so, but it is so afraid of this being known that it is willing to use any means, such as diplomatic intimidation, to prevent this information from becoming public.” Since the shocking revelations a week ago, Snowden has been vilified as a defector but also hailed by supporters such as WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange. “I’m neither traitor nor hero. I’m an American,” he said, adding that he was proud to be an American. “I believe in freedom of expression. I acted in good faith but it is only right that the public form its own opinion.” Snowden said he had not contacted his family and feared for their safety as well as his own. “I will never feel safe. Things are very difficult for me in all terms, but speaking truth to power is never without risk,” he said. “It has been difficult, but I have been glad to see the global public speak out against these sorts of systemic violations of privacy. All I can do is rely on my training and hope that world governments will refuse to be bullied by the United States into persecuting people seeking political refuge.”

Is it just me, or does anybody else think this Snowden fella is a little bit full of himself?

And is anybody really surprised the government spies on everybody in the world? 

Surprise!  A spy agency that spies on people! 

This story is as dull as dishwater. . . 

I suppose some naive patriot who thought once upon a time there were such things as freedom and privacy might be wringing his hands, but if your head isn't buried in the sand, you can only yawn and hope another tornado hits Oklahoma. . . 

Does anybody care if the government reads our email or listens to our phone conversations?

Most AmerICKans send nude pictures of themselves over their smartphones, on youtube they post videos of themselves comitting crimes, they *tweet* every detail of their banal existence. . .AmerICKans willingly reveal everything about themselves. . .they want to be noticed, looked at, spied on. . .nothing is secret. . .

What will really cause a furor is a day the government says: enough already!  Have some fucking decency, and get back in the fucking closet!  

Snowden says he will never feel safe. . .what a little drama queen. He's a narcissistic pissant who has told us what we already know, and what we don't care about. . .some big hero!

The real hero will be the first guy to tell the Military Media Complex to fuck off, and use his little joystick to crash a sandnigger-killing drone into the Indian Ocean.  Now that's a guy who might never be safe. . . 


  1. We've created our own dossiers for the government, albeit a more upbeat one than our realities, for the government.

    If anything it should demonstrate to the government that more money should be spent on education, particularly on writing.

  2. Classic nerd with a stripper girlfriend...which he abandoned..

    Only in Amerika!