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It could just be one big media circus for the ppl as an damage control, covering the more dangerous truths by giving something out that doesnt really hurt them but slows down ppls in many ways and meanwhile they can hide the real things. We cant win this way anyhow, if we try to figure out and wait some ppl to come out and tell us the truth, we lost already by far.
I am not too sure about Snowden myself. I want to think he did what he did because he wanted Americans and the world to know just how screwed we really are and how privacy is now nonexistant.
But do you ever look at him when he is talking, like really look. His eyes throw me off, I can't tell if he is just scared (could very well be it) or if he is a pawn and is working for the government as a diversion tactic.
In the end we are screwed anyhow you look at it.
edit on 27-12-2013 by brandiwine14 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by soulwaxer
So the question then becomes - What can we, as average citizens, do about it if we're truly opposed to it?
Other than the 'Write your Senator' response, is there anything that American citizens as a whole could legally do to throw a monkey-wrench in to the machine?
IE: Key phrases that we could incorporate into our daily conversations that would get tagged and thereby clog the matrix with useless and unproductive rabbit-holes of our own? Understandably, no one wants to be targeted for their scrutiny - but there's gotta be something more that we as a whole can do to express our discontent that will actually have an effect.
The movement is young and there are some pretty clever folks out there, I'll be interested to see what kind of resistance is born of it all.
Now add to all of this nothing has changed. Even if ordered WHO is the oversight on it who will stop them ? That is THE EXACT reason we are in this mess America, nobody stops these people.And all of our watchdog systems are compromised by money or elements working in these agencies who were part of the group being watched so they can devise laws and obfiscation tactics to circumvent the real laws.
Here's the question you should be asking: Why does the government need to "spy", when people freely give their personal information, for the whole world to see??? Everyone knows, important stuff gets posted on facebook. The government knows your whereabouts, 24-7-365. Now smile and say cheeeeeese.
Those 99.9 % are of no interest to those spying because they are already in the bag.