Posted by Bob Lord
From today's lead NY Times editorial:
In the days after Edward Snowden revealed that the United States government was collecting vast amounts of Americans’ data — phone records and other personal information — in the name of national security, President Obama defended the data sweep and said the American people should feel comfortable with its collection. On Friday, after seven months of increasingly uncomfortable revelations and growing public outcry, Mr. Obama gave a speech that was in large part an admission that he had been wrong.
So there it is. Snowden was right and our leaders, including Obama and Diane "we need the information in case they become terrorists" Feinstein, were dead wrong.
Could there be any better evidence of the decay in our society than Snowden still being treated as a fugitive?
In corrupt, decaying societies, the rich and powerful, no matter how corrupt, are lionized, while the truly courageous who speak out are demonized.