posted on Jun, 29 2014 @ 11:16 PM
a reply to: Soapusmaximus
I am not an American and I don't play teams or sides.
I don't doubt that you aren't an American.
I am pro freedom pro truth and would like to do away with government eventually.
Being for or against anything is taking sides. Unless you meant the highly context specific democrat/republican "sides", in which case, forgive my
extremely literal interpretation. Words are extremely interpretable.
If Snowden was a real whistle blower he would have done a data dump.
Did Snowden or did Snowden not expose the American Government's top secret "spy on all of our citizens" program? Regardless of whether or not it
was "obvious" to anyone else, is that not what he did? I watched a two hour documentary on it suggesting he did that was made by Frontline, but I
suppose that could all have been based on false information and actors on a green screen.
Has he even addressed the conflict of interest created by giving the rights to the documents to greenwald and that other skank?
Hanlon's Razor, while admittedly not a 100% foolproof system, suggests that you should not attribute to malice what can be adequately attributed to
stupidity. There may have been outside factors to consider before he gave the rights up like, I don't know, being the most wanted person in America.
If I was running from the American Government, I might not think through the ethical implications of my signing the rights of the data over that would
have me locked up in prison for life. On the documentary he simply said his goal was to start up a conversation between the government and the people
that the government didn't seem to want to have. That conversation, admittedly, can not happen because the American government is an idea that does
not actually exist other than each of the representatives and workers who make it up, but it doesn't mean that the debate has not been started. I'm
not going to say anything about the hindsight bias other than this sentence.
I am not trying to start an argument, as I can't be bothered to point out the obvious to those who don't want to see it.
point out the obvious, using as much explicit detail or sources as you can. Due to the fact that the documents proving that Snowden is a patsy or
worse either don't exist or are deeply hidden away from the public eye, I will grant some leniency in regards to objectively "scientific" or
"first-hand" sources. If you could also address the points I've made in this reply, that would be wonderful. I'd hate to think I was typing all of
this for nothing.