Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Don't Trust Snowden

... to make policy decisions for the government.

But I also don't trust the government any more.

Mut and WC Varones have both posted this image on Facebook.

Ordinarily, I'd feel about this guy the same way I felt about the Wikileaks weasel - catch him and throw him in jail. Under the current Peronist fascist regime, however, I'm not sure how to feel. Everything is fishy. This is what Peggy Noonan was talking about when she warned about the country coming apart after Obama turned the IRS into the Gestapo.

Add to that the Administration's unprovoked attacks on my faith through the HHS mandate and the IRS thuggery and you've got a high level of mistrust. So what is it? Is the guy a patriot uncovering one more bit of fascist oppression or is he just some 29-year-old dingbat who thinks he knows better than everyone else?

Another friend of mine, one who I've never seen as politically active, posted a similar photo on Facebook. The mood of the country is getting creepy.

Ordinary people wearing tinfoil hats? The government spying on everyone? Madness.


Houston (aka) Tots said...

I'm overly paranoid anyway, this is going full "Alex Jones" and driving me over the edge.

I'm putting tinfoil on my cats just in case.

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

I don't trust the government to make policy decisions for the government.

tim eisele said...

"Is the guy a patriot uncovering one more bit of fascist oppression?"

Yes. Yes he is. He probably also has his faults, but he is doing the nation as a whole a service.

Large organizations like the government are way too fond of their secrets, for a couple of good reasons and a whole freaking raft of bad ones. Unless it is done for profit, I tend to approve of people who roll back the government's dirty carpet to see what they've been sweeping under there all these years. Then it's up to the rest of us to see that the mess gets cleaned up properly.

Secular Apostate said...


Like you, in happier times and political climes, I might have felt that Snowden was a jerk, and probably some kind of criminal.

I would not have considered him a traitor like, say, James Hansen, simply because he is not selling information to an enemy.

But in these times and climes, I consider him a hero. If I trusted the government enough to have gotten a Facebook page, I would have posted that image. And I'm glad you did.

K T Cat said...

It's so sad that we're all afraid of our government. What a waste of time and energy that could be spent on better things.

SA, great to hear from you again! Don't be a stranger, y'hear?