The people criticizing Edward Snowden have secrets in their own closets
The people who are criticizing Edward Snowden are the ones who have #secrets in their own closets
It is interesting all these people have the same thing in common “pointing the finger.”
The American way was born with the moral obligation to report wrong. Years ago this was the right thing to do. Then the consequences were minimal fallout to the one reporting it, and came only from the person who got caught. Although you could be labeled a snitch.
Then came the 90s and you started hearing the phrase “I have no recollection” or “I know nothing, I heard nothing, I see nothing.”
In 2000 these people became known as “whistleblowers” and the lives of these people are ruined.
Since when did telling one someone become a crime? It used to be the other way around.
Quora says “if you know someone is planning on committing a crime, and you don’t tell on them, what crime are you guilty of?” But Quora’s website doesn’t say you will be guilty of a crime for telling on them, it is a little bit behind the times.
Depending on how you are raised
My parents taught my better than #Obama’s, Trump’s, #Clinton’s, Christie’s, Perry’s, Feinstein’s, Hayden’s, and the list goes on. They learned it is only right to do right, when it is necessary. They learned it’s okay to do wrong, just cover it up, keep a tight wrap on it. Most normal people’s parents teach their children, it is not ok to do wrong, and there are consequences to it.
So today, America is more versed on Demonizing a person, then Angelizing them. I can remember my father teaching me about shoplifters , what it does to his business and employees, what it does to culture and society, when they are not caught, to keep an eye on it and report anything or stop them.
In the corporate world, I learned the value of reporting, when someone I found an executive who stole over 5 million dollars of the companies money. I was a hero, today I would be a traitor.
Many people think Snowden is a hero, because they think he had a belief that U.S. Actions in secret were violating human rights and privacy on a very large scale, farther than any thing ever exposed in history.
It’s interesting to read the comments when in 2013 someone found a photo of Snowden when he was 18 pulling his pants down. People say they wish they had photos and crazy things Obama did from ages 13-21, or Snowden pulled down the government’s pants, the NSA probably has photos of all of pulling our pants down, and how they distracted now from the fact that the Government was illegally spying on us.
So the point of this story is that usually people who have their own problems are the ones pointing their finger. In the case of all these big time finger pointers, we know of some of their secrets, just not all the big ones yet.
Their agenda is to keep future whistle blowers scared from coming forth with wrong doing because, it might happen that their secrets are exposed, and they wouldn’t want that, now would they.
For IRLeaks or any other leaking organization, this is a serious issue. In fact we reported on Prism one of the biggest programs out there, and now a campaign has over 500,000 signatures to stop it https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_prism_global_nodo/?bHzbwdb&v=25814