"I'm cold." - Snowden, hopefully in Iceland...
Thank Snowden for taking the plunge!
btw - You notice that these famous internet whistleblowers like to find refuge with countries where there are lots of sardines? Me too! Snowden is in Hong Kong, but he really wants to be in ICELAND. And that WikiLeaks guy - Julian Assange - he tried Sweden and then sought asylum through ECUADOR! I'm telling you... these guys are so SMART and so GOOD because they like to eat lots of healthy fish oil! And that's why Northern Europe is so progressive - just like the Northwest USA - and the Northeast USA. And that's why everyone is fighting in the Middle East. Fish oil! Not crude oil! Please, support products from Ecuador and Iceland, like sardines. You'll grow a big head! Just like the alien overlords!
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It's a LIBERTARIAN thing...
[Salon.com] Doom because apparently the only people willing to stand up for freedom are those that have a worldview so completely fucked that they would ultimately make things worse. Snowden believed the capitalist fairy tale that Hong Kong is a near utopia, and then failed to note that it has an extradition agreement with the US; it will be interesting to see how that turns out for him. He also employs that typically Randian definition of "self-interest" which is supposed to be free of empathy (if we look to Rand herself to define it) yet seems to mean exactly empathy the way it is employed by most libertarians. He blames the government solely for the violations of our privacy and yet fails to note that the work is being carried out by private subcontractors like the one he works for, and apparently he has no problem with the private corporations that collected the information in the first place. If only he had included a 70-page speech on the ultimate triumph of the "ideal man". In short, if this guy represents the heroes that have come to save us, we will be descending into a libertarian utopia that will make Orwell's 1984 look merciful. Still, its nice that someone did something. - Edward Snowden: A libertarian hero - (credits to here: http://so-very-doomed.livejournal.com/857876.html ) - (where have you heard that before... hmmm??? - - - Hey! They're saying, "Randian," now! I might have started that term!! I am very important!)
- btw - Hong Kong has some exceptions in its extraditions policy vis-a-vis USA, and I believe Snowden might have been going for such. I don't think this wasn't thought out ahead of time, yo. He might only be passing through Hong Kong. Maybe getting a pay-off or something. From the aliens...
Cutting edge: ALIEN-TECH!
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