I respect this man and all others like him with a respect only given to people with this kind of selflessness and desire for the public to know the truth; to be outraged by it, and to demand change. We all need to be like these whistleblowers… If you see something, if you know something… Say it.
Roger’s note: what can one say about the Obama US government’s reactions to Snowden and his disclosures? The panicky reflexes of a dying empire? Question: should Snowden be flying into exile from Russia, is Obama capable of ordering his plane shot down? Nothing anymore will surprise me.
Edward Snowden along with Sarah Harrison of WikiLeaks (left) at a meeting with human rights campaigners in Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow today where he released the following statement. (Photograph: Tanya Lokshina/Human Rights Watch)
Hello. My name is Ed Snowden. A little over one month ago, I had family, a home in paradise, and I lived in great comfort. I also had the capability without any warrant to search for, seize, and read your communications. Anyone’s…
I’m not an active Facebook user anymore but I do think this pic is worth posting and info worth remembering… Snowden, like Manning, Assanage, online activists- had no PERSONAL gain. Snowden gave up what most people, especially most of us Americans, wouldn’t: safety, security, family and money. He gave that up in hopes we would be outraged and do our job as citizens not just in America, but all across the world. He deserves so much more than to have to be running from his own country for safety; for asylum.
One of the main reasons I stand with Edward Snowden is because he could have stayed as one of the many well off Americans; government employed and paid well to keep his head down and mouth closed. But he didn’t. I know giving up money for truth only to be persecuted may seem like the obvious right thing to do, but look how many government officials with any level of power / access do it.
Snowden deserves better than what his own country is doing to him. Please remember, the government does not speak for all Americans (I.e., me). I want a just world without this war on the people, on women, on “drugs”, on truth-tellers / whistleblowers. I want an idealistic world of no racism, hate, etc but we have along way to go… My point, though, is this country doesn’t represent me or most Americans- please don’t view us all as corrupt as our government.
Snowden- may you finally find a safe sanctuary wherever you are headed. You’re among the heroes to me.
If we want change we gotta fight for it, ain’t nobody gonna give it to us, we just gonna have to take it.” – my hero, Tupac Shakur
This article is brilliant; I have fallen in love with the truths within. The author I have the utmost love and respect for as he speaks the truth just as it needs to be spoken. Love it-Follow the author on twitter @ garyyounge – link below.
The whistleblowers are the new generation of American patriots
When Darrell Anderson, 22, joined the US military he knew there was going to be a war, and he wanted to fight it.
“I thought I was going to free Iraqi people,” he told me. “I thought I was going to do a good thing.”
“…We collect more digital communications from America than we do from the Russians.”- Snowden, ex-CIA/NSA, Current Hero/Whistleblower
Rest assured, the media (government run) will make sure to try and discredit Edward Snowden’s name. They will try to make him into some evil person that he is not to scare the brain washed, and sadly, too many are brain washed enough to believe it without ever bothering to investigate or read the documents before making judgment. Instead, they let Fox News or CNN tell them what they should think. There are times when going against the law is the RIGHT thing to do; this is one of those times and every time a new whistleblower stands up I feel a bit of hope because there are still people out there willing to give up everything for the greater good of the world.
“There are more important things than money. If I were motivated by money, I could have sold these documents to any number of countries and gotten very rich.”– Snowden
I believe Edward Snowden, along with Manning, Assange and others, to be heroes. As this article asks, would you give up all that Snowden has, which is pretty much everything from money to family because it’s the right thing to do? He’s lost his job with the CIA/NSA (obviously), his girlfriend, family, a lot of money and a comfortable life for a belief and ideal of what is right and what is not. I have the most ultimate respect for any man or woman who dares venture where Snowden has.
If he wanted money, as he said, he could have sold a lot of information to other countries. But he didn’t. He released them freely to the American public. Because it should be something the public has a say in, not just the government. As Snowden put it, because he doesn’t want to be a part of or live in a world this disgusting, in silence. While the article says most American’s wouldn’t do what modern Whistleblowers have done, I hope that is not truly the case. I would like to think people are not cowards. It takes a lot of courage and strength, to say the least, to put your life on the line for truth and justice; especially when going up against the government. But he risked it all, knowing he was sacrificing literally his life for the greater good of society. Continue reading Edward Snowden Gives Information We Should all Listen To…→
The very least we can do! Please write a thank you note or simply add your name to the list of those thanking this real hero. The thank you notes & signatures will be delivered to the brave whistleblower, Edward Snowden.
Also on the link is information and the following video I thought I’d include as well.
After all he sacrificed for truth and the people, this is the least any of us can do… Please remind him how greatly appreciated & needed he is!