Tuesday, October 4, 2016
God Bless Edward Snowden
I just saw the movie Snowden in the theater. It is well worth seeing. It is something we should support. I was somewhat disappointed in the low public turn out in the movie about the Gary Webb story Kill the Messenger. That was a landmark film based on a true story and the public barely noticed. Edward Snowden is a whistleblower. He reported illegal activity and they want to put him in jail for doing so. That shows you how far we have departed from the principles of the US Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights.
I have heard people rationalize warantless surveillance with the claim I have nothing to hide. That's not the point. The point is civil liberty. The movie clarifies that the CIA and the NSA aren't just tracking terrorists. That's just the excuse. They are tracking people for economic control and social control. Like the rest of us, Edward Snowden was hoping things would improve under the Obama Administration. They did not. Obama conned us. His education was paid for by the CIA.
Hilary Clinton was the author of Operation Fast and Furious. Her and Bill have been deeply involved in CIA drug trafficking since Mena, Arkansas. Sadly, I don't believe anything will change. At the time, they said George Washington and Benjamin Franklin were traitors. Now history knows better. Edward Snowden is a modern day Paul Revere. God bless him and God bless Lindsey Mills. Their sacrifice will be remembered. Lest we forget.