Demonetized by the US government | Permanent Record by Edward Snowden


If the US government can’t go after Edward
Snowden physically, they sure can go after his money. The Department of Justice is suing the NSA
whistleblower and Macmillan Publishers for Snowden’s bestselling memoir Permanent Record. They want to seize all royalties not just
from the book, but also from all the speeches that Snowden gave to keep himself alive. [1] The reason for his global demonetization is quite simple – he violated the terms of
service. The pre-publication review is a requirement
to hand over to relevant government agencies any material former employees intend to talk
about publicly or to anyone who is not authorized. The government has the right to reject or
redact the publication in any way without giving any sensible explanation why. Failing to submit a publication for a review
gives the government the right to seize all revenue generated from the forbidden material. [2] So pretty much how YouTube works. The United States government has a history
of going after its former intelligence and military employees for publishing material
the government claims is secret – even if it has been widely reported by news media
or publicly disclosed by the government itself. [3] Mark Fallon, a former employee of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, had to wait
8 months for the government to review his book about torture policies during Bush tenure. In some cases the government redacted newspaper
citations alongside information that had been previously published by government agencies. [4] Snowden’s memoir doesn’t mention any new information that hasn’t been previously
reported by news outlets. Snowden, in fact, publicly revealed no documents
at all. What he did was that he gave up his micro-SD
cards to the Guardian reporters and Laura Poitras. He then destroyed all of his copies and boarded
a flight to Moscow with a 24-hour layover for connection to Ecuador where he initially
sought asylum before the government canceled his passport. The first to publish a detailed book about
the NSA mass surveillance documents was actually Glenn Greenwald, a lawyer turned journalists
who was among the first two people who met Snowden in Honk Kong. Snowden wouldn’t be the first to have the
government take all of his profits from his book. A member of the team that assassinated Osama
Bin Laden lost $6.8 million to the U.S. government for not submitting his book to a pre-publication
review. [5] Ishmael Jones, the pseudonym of a former C.I.A. case officer behind the book “The Human
Factor: Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture,” submitted his book to the agency,
but published it before the review was done. He had to give up all of his earnings that
he donated to children of K.I.A American soldiers. [6] But this arbitrary enforcement of pre-publication review might be violating the first amendment. By claiming all the revenue, the U.S. government
is sending a message that supporting certain content is not allowed. And the ACLU argues that the demonetization
tactics are an attack on the freedom of speech and that the government is discriminatory
in its enforcement policies – being strict to critical material but permissive to favorable
one. [4] The government has argued for years Snowden compromised national security, but they have
never provided any [7] evidence or specific details to support their claims. [8,4] But even if it was true, compromising national security is only considered to be a problem
when you don’t have favorable connections to the key positions of power. The FBI refused to charge Hillary Clinton
for directing classified information to her private email server – even though at least
110 messages contained classified information, 22 of which had top secret CIA designation. The FBI reports Clinton extensively used an
unsecured phone to access her email account during her travels abroad, including the “territories
of sophisticated adversaries”. This further exposed the secret documents
and the FBI said it was possible that hostile governments could have gained access to Clinton’s
email server. [9, 10] One of her emails revealed that she set up a private server because she didn’t want
her personal information to be accessible to Freedom of Information requests. “I don’t want any risk of the personal
being accessible.”It’s almost as if she was worried about her privacy. And apparently she isn’t alone, because
it seems to be a common practice among high-position US officials to manage private accounts while
in office. [11] Disclosing classified information on at least 110 occasions for personal benefit is not
considered a crime, but handing over evidence of government wrongdoing for public interest
gets you a lifetime in prison. Snowden’s defense has been crippled into
a coma as he was denied to use public interest as a defense in front of a jury. There is no denying that Snowden broke some
laws – the moment he stepped out of the NSA building with a micro-SD card full of
classified documents would alone guarantee him a significant prison time. But his defense is that he broke a lesser
law to uphold the ultimate one – the U.S. Constitution. [12] As far as Snowden’s defense goes, he seems to have solid standing. The N.S.A.’s bulk collection of phone records
has been deemed illegal by a federal court. [13] Following the revelations, the Congress passed the U.S.A Freedom Act that among other amendments
banned bulk collection, limited data harvesting to two hops, allowed private companies to
publicly report on data requests and introduced advocates representing public interest into
the FISA court. [14] In other words, this is the highest legislative institution in the U.S. proving Snowden’s
public interest defense for him. Stripping Snowden of his only defense turns
a fair trial into a sentencing hearing. So what is this forbidden book about that
makes it so dangerous? Well, it’s an insight into Snowden’s life,
growing up in a family where government service is a centuries-old tradition, and his thrilling
journey to become a whistleblower. If you followed the NSA revelations closely,
this book won’t give you any new information. But it will give you a detailed view of Snowden’s
emotions and thoughts as he was slowly becoming aware of the depressing reality of mass surveillance
he helped build, and especially during the nerve-wrecking journey of taking the documents from the N.S.A all the way to the journalists in Honk Kong. Snowden lived a large part of his early life
in the shadow of the NSA headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland, that was in part built on
former property of the Snowden family. Both of his parents had top-secret security
clearances in the Intelligence Community. His mother worked for the NSA as an insurance
clerk and his father served in the Coast Guard as a curriculum designer and electronics instructor. He was the one that introduced young Edward
to gaming consoles and computer games, and even early programming. Snowden was fascinated by this technology
and spent most of his time in front of a screen. He wasn’t good at school and he never liked
it there. Even today, Snowden stands by his claims that
he could learn far more from exploring computer technology and playing games than listening
to teachers in school. Snowden was inspired by his fathers ability
to repair any device at home and his mother would give him math challenges. He loved the early Internet of bulletin-board
systems, watched anime and at the age of 13, he hacked a nuclear facility’s website and
reported its vulnerabilities to their operators. What’s most valuable to me in his book,
is Snowden’s philosophy. When he opens up about his thought processes,
opinions, personal values and emotions about issues as he encountered them. How the Internet culture shaped his personality
and implanted principles within him that gave him the strength to stand against the surveillance
power. It’s fascinating for me to realize how much
I share his philosophies and values and it makes me feel less alone in this quest. I decided to share with you a part of Snowden’s
philosophy that was most touching to me as I read the book. In Permanent Record, Snowden frequently recalls
the good old days of the early Internet and compares them with the corporate-centered
centrally controlled Internet of today. I put together an excerpt of multiple different
places from Permanent Record where Snowden most openly and directly speaks about his
philosophy. I hope enjoy these parts as much as I did. “Back then, being online was another life,
considered by most to be separate and distinct from Real Life. The virtual and the actual had not yet merged. And it was up to each individual user to determine
for themselves where one ended and the other began. It was precisely this that was inspiring:
the freedom to imagine something entirely new, the freedom to start over. Whatever Web 1.0 might’ve lacked in user-friendliness,
and design sensibility, it more than made up for by its fostering experimentation and
originality of expression, and by its emphasis on the creative primacy of the individual. A typical GeoCities site, for example, might
have a flashing background that alternated between green and blue, with white text scrolling
like an exclamatory chyron across the middle – Read This First!!! – below the .gif of
a dancing hamster. But to me, all these kludgy quirks and tics
of amateur production merely indicated that the guiding intelligence behind the site was
human, and unique. Computer science professors and systems engineers,
moonlighting English majors and mouth-breathing basement-dwelling armchair political economists
were all only too happy to share their research and convictions – not for any financial
reward, but merely to win converts to their cause… As the millennium approached, the online world
would become increasingly centralized and consolidated, with governments and businesses
accelerating their attempts to intervene in what had always been a fundamentally peer-to-peer
relationship. But for one brief and beautiful stretch of
time – a stretch that, fortunately for me, coincided almost exactly with my adolescence
– the Internet was mostly made of, by, and for the people. Its purpose was to enlighten, not to monetize,
and it was administered more by a provisional cluster of perpetually shifting collective
norms than by exploitative, globally enforceable terms of service agreements. To this day, I consider the 1990s online to
have been the most pleasant and successful anarchy I’ve ever experienced.“ Later on in the book, Snowden revisits this
nostalgia for a long gone wild-west era of the Internet, when he faced the clearing process
for a job at the C.I.A. He was afraid that he wouldn’t get the job
out of his embarrassing expressions of his past personality on messaging boards. 96 – 97: “Writing pseudonymously had meant
writing freely, but often thoughtlessly. And since a major aspect of early Internet
culture was competing with others to say the most inflammatory thing, I’d never hesitate
to advocate, say, bombing a country that taxed video games, or corralling people who didn’t
like anime into reeducation camps. When I went back and reread the posts, I cringed. Half the things I’d said I hadn’t even
meant at the time – I’d just wanted attention – but I didn’t fancy my odds of explaining
that to a gray-haired man in horn-rimmed glasses peering over a giant folder labeled PERMANENT
RECORD. The other half, the things I think I had meant
at the time, were even worse, because I wasn’t that kid anymore. I’d grown up. It wasn’t simply that I didn’t recognize
the voice as my own – it was that I now actively opposed its over-heated, hormonal
opinions. I found that I wanted to argue with a ghost. I wanted to fight with that dumb, puerile,
and casually cruel self of mine who no longer existed. I couldn’t stand the idea of being haunted
by him forever, but I didn’t know the best way to express my remorse and put some distance
between him and me, or whether I should even try to do that. It was heinous to be so inextricably, technologically
bound to a past that I fully regretted but barely remembered. This might be the most familiar problem of
my generation, the first to grow up online. We were able to to discover and explore our
identities almost totally unsupervised, with hardly a thought spared for the fact that
our rash remarks and profane banter were being preserved for perpetuity, and that one day
we might be expected to account for them. I’m sure everyone who had an Internet connection
before they had a job can sympathize with this – surely everyone has that one post
that embarrasses them, or that text or email that could get them fired. My situation was somewhat different, however,
in that most of the message boards of my day would let you delete your old posts. I could put together one tiny little script
– not even a real program – and all of my posts would be gone in under an hour. It would’ve been the easiest thing in the
world to do. Trust me, I considered it. But ultimately, I couldn’t. Something kept preventing me. It just felt wrong. To blank my posts from the face of the earth
wasn’t illegal, and it wouldn’t even have made me ineligible for a security clearance
had anyone found out. But the prospect of doing so bothered me nonetheless. It would’ve only served to reinforce some
of the most corrosive precepts of online life: that nobody is ever allowed to make a mistake,
and anybody who does make a mistake must answer for it forever. What mattered to me wasn’t so much the integrity
of the written record but that of my soul. I didn’t want to live in a world where everyone
had to pretend that they were perfect, because that was a world that had no place for me
or my friends. To erase those comments would have been to
erase who I was, where I was from, and how far I’d come. To deny my youngest self would have been to
deny my present self’s validity. I decided to leave the comments up and figure
out how to live with them. I even decided that true fidelity to this
stance would require me to continue posting. In time, I’d outgrow these new opinions
too, but my initial impulse remains unshakable, in only because it was an important step in
my own maturity. We can’t erase the things that shame us,
or the ways we’ve shamed ourselves, online. All we can do is control our reactions – whether
we let the past oppress us, or accept its lessons, grow, and move on.“ 194 – 195: “The Internet I’d grown up
with, the Internet that had raised me, was disappearing. And with it, so was my youth. The very act of going online, which had once
seemed like a marvelous adventure, now seemed like a fraught ordeal. Self-expression now required such strong self-protection
as to obviate its liberties and nullify its pleasures. Every communication was a matter not of creativity
but of safety. Every transaction was a potential danger. Meanwhile, the private sector was busy leveraging
our reliance on technology into market consolidation. The majority of American Internet users lived
their entire digital lives on email, social media, and e-commerce platforms owned by an
imperial triumvirate of companies (Google, Facebook, and Amazon), and American IC was
seeking to take advantage of that fact by obtaining access to their networks – both
through direct orders that were kept secret from the public, and clandestine subversion
efforts that were kept secret from the companies themselves. Our user data was turning vast profits for
the companies, and the government pilfered it for free. I don’t think I’d ever felt so powerless.” 197: “Most of our lives, even if we don’t
realize it, occur not in black and white but in a gray area, where we jaywalk, put trash
in the recycling bin and recyclables in the trash, ride our bicycle in the improper line,
and borrow a stranger’s Wi-Fi to download a book that we didn’t pay for. Put simply, a world in which every law is
always enforced would be a world in which everyone was a criminal. I tried talk to Lindsay about all this. But though she was generally sympathetic to
my concerns, she wasn’t so sympathetic that she was ready to go off the grid, or even
off Facebook or Instagram. “If I did that,” she said, “I’d be
giving up my art and abandoning my friends. You used to like being in touch with other
people.” She was right. And she was right to be worried about me. She thought I was too tense, and under too
much stress. I was – not because of my work, but because
of my desire to tell her a truth that I wasn’t allowed to. I couldn’t tell her that my former coworkers
at the NSA could target her for surveillance and read the love poems she texted me. I couldn’t tell her that they could access
all the photos she took – not just her public photos, but the intimate ones. I couldn’t tell her that her information
was being collected, that everyone’s information was being collected, which was tantamount
to a government threat: if you ever get out of line, we’ll use your private life against
you.”

100 thoughts on “Demonetized by the US government | Permanent Record by Edward Snowden”

  1. I dont get everyone calling him a hero for pointing out government surveillance but at the same time Google, Facebook, Instagram etc do FAR more surveillance (& sell it to the highest bidder [foreign & otherwise] & collect more data than the government does & these international CEO's AREN'T elected or nondisplaceable by any ordinary citizen. Where's the outrage about that? Where's the virtue signalers? Scream at our government but let mulinational corporations get a free pass for doing worse?

  2. As we are all being surveyed 24/7, through face-reading cameras in cities, mass transportation networks and alike; and also via drones, planes and stratosphere balloons with spy-satellite-like gears, our identity (that we are building either out of self-pride or because of our demand to be respected for our roles, positions in society etc) is becoming our major weakness.

    Any (or all) “systems” know (almost) all about us. Medical insurance knows our ills, analyses, our physical development history, what medications we are treated with, what chemicals could be used on us (either to improve us, or, if case might be, to block our activity); our geo-position is known via our beloved gadgets (willingly or not on our side), our face are in and out at bus, tram or underground/metro (add your personal travel pass-card if you use it). Our credit cards added. We are being watched, taped, counted (statistically or not) and face-scanned continuously.

    Our Internet-era plays additional tricks on our self-esteem: social networks encourage us to use more selfies, play with our faces using various applications – it all says to us “more, more, you're as good as others (even better)”. Instead of explaining to our kids that ideals, roles and heroes are no more actual in this (totally controlled) era – quite an outdated parental behavior – we add our own encouragement for them, “grow up and be like ***, or ***, or ***”; and then, in their teenage years, they continue that path themselves (ideals drawn from famous stars, sportsmen, rappers, actors, you name it – but it's still the same path – made for everybody in concrete in decades, centuries).

    In the past times of our less or more distant predecessors, with information flow scarce or (in majority of cases) non-exist – growing our identity helped us to succeed in our society (any type of society – civil, professional, even criminal: our name traveled before us, and gained additional points – that was vital) and to rise to desired level of life, consumption (and even power). But what are those levels of life in fact? Primitive instinct to satisfy our ego. Now, our entire life on earth is built on that – motivating us to achieve more, receive our merits for that and continue on, and so on (till we die). In less developed surroundings, parents dream of better social place for their children. The developed industry of entertainment, clothes brands, gadgets and means to “improve our individuality” is flashing its logos and banners from everywhere on us, to get us to continue on the same path of “you deserve more, and better”.

    That's how we spend our individuality. And let this individuality be tracked. Because that's how our societies, countries and governments exist. Because our neighbors' life interests our anxiety. Because we copy this life-mode for generations. Because social stereotypes are lifelong, and being reflected on us to copy them, for “better common good, better business success”, for anything else.

    Well, the truth is, it is all false. The social burden. Those common values helped us to act united, with idea to share the united achieved gains, and “to be happy”. Happy united, really? With everyone having the same description of this “united happiness”? I'm not signing it. Look, where and what it ended us with. “Trackable” identity – that's what.

    But, it's my life. My privacy. Unless I do anything criminal (which is, in turn described quite widely and differently, depending on which society, surrounding or geography I'm in at any certain moment). So, I'd prefer to stay low. Not tracked. Not counted. Not controlled. Share a friend's bike instead of driving something that I own (or another friend's WIFI). Share a transportation card. Use cash. No bank transactions done in my name. No doctors – living as healthy as possible (till I can).

    No, I'm not going into “nonexistence”. For a closed circle of my life (and closest people), I'm pretty well existing. Thriving and evolving. Doing what I learned in my life to do best. But, not for the “System Above”.

    (Devil would comment like “and die forgotten” – but no; I don't care what will be after my life cease to exist – I live it happily and untraceable, while it lasts).

  3. *Edward Running out of goverment facilty along with a lot of goverment secret

    US Goverment : So You Have Choosen ……. Death

  4. Thanks for sharing what moved you in his book. How do you foresee this situation playing out? Are we (as Americans) REALLY going to allow this man to go to prison for actively using a criminal act to bring to light the ultimate misuse of power and abuse of U.S. citizens by a Janus government entity that was found by that entity's governmental officials to be fully in the wrong? I appreciate your time and consideration, Hated One.

  5. A contract is not binding if it is ILLEGAL or in any capacity therein. Snoweden reported a 4th amendment violation. He could not have committed a crime and no contract is binding that protects illegal activities.

  6. in my opinion, the so called elite ( hate that word ) clinton, shoooooomer, brennen, clapper, schitt etc etc all SUCK literally … hate our freedom….. might not be all human …. some of these slime balls seem to think their dna is superior to us mere humans …. yeah, cant you can tell by their physique, looks, mental abilities …. no wait !! they SUCK in that dept too … theyre just self deceived

  7. They worry about what he knows and what he could tell people, so they decide to strand him in Russia and take his money away? What could possibly go wrong?

  8. I didn't finish this video, but I think its worth noting the government knows that Snowden is a true patriot. I say this because they stranded him in Moscow. That is the last place, besides perhaps China, that the NSA would want a true spy to be.

  9. may i recommend you encourage your subscribers to use RSS for their subscription feeds giving them full control of that their "recommended".

  10. So basically his trial would be the prosecutor says what happened, the Jury leaves, he says what happened, the Jury comes back and judges him? What? lol

  11. does the book discuss his role as cia mole? just curious. pretending the internet was created out of some utopian genesis that was only corrupted by the evils of corporate and government influence simply isn't true. it was conceived and created to do exactly what it is doing now. that golden era he romanticizes was just the necessary period of luring people in. that's the reason i don't like or trust snowden all that much. so much about what people believe and think they know is pure fabrication and i'm convinced that one of the greatest strategies employed by these authoritarian and totalitarian forces is using people's own conceit and vulnerability to peer group specific social pressures against them. as human beings we are so pathetically susceptible to both you really just can't even trust yourself to rationally assess these hopelessly complex and deliberately obscured scenarios unless you are also willing to turn the microscope on your self with the same degree of rigour. i mean, so snowden watched anime at 13. so fucking what? so did lots of people. is that supposed to make him more trustworthy or relatable, or admirable or what? because he did what countless others did too? and as you said here what he told us wasn't anything we didn't already know so i'm not sure how useful it was really in the end. the effect on people's behaviors has been practically null. anyway, not trying to bash the guy just some things to seriously ponder.

  12. Glenn Greenwald a mastermind of a plan to overthrow the new elected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro partnering up with PT(i.e., Brazilian Labour Party) which looks like more to a terrorist group than a political party. So he's a criminal nothing more nothing less.

  13. I was roundly criticized for saying online that there are so many laws that everyone is a criminal; even while others were saying that if you never do anything wrong then what do you have to fear…such an ignorant trope…most people have no idea of what they are dealing with…all governments play whack a mole…

  14. Government can delete the speech of Edward Snowden the American privacy guard hero. But they can’t delete the gene of freedom made by nature. The copy Snowden’s freedom gene we everyone saved inside.

  15. Government can delete the speech of Edward Snowden the American privacy guard hero’s speech. But they can’t delete the gene of freedom made by nature. The copy of Snowden’s freedom gene we everyone have saved inside.

  16. Government can delete the speech of Edward Snowden the American privacy guard hero’s speech. But they can’t delete the gene of freedom made by nature. The copy of Snowden’s freedom gene we everyone have saved inside.

  17. Government can delete the speech of Edward Snowden the American privacy guard hero’s speech. But they can’t delete the gene of freedom made by nature. The copy of Snowden’s freedom gene we everyone have saved inside.

  18. Government can delete the speech of Edward Snowden the American privacy guard hero’s speech. But they can’t delete the gene of freedom made by nature. The copy of Snowden’s freedom gene we everyone have saved inside.

  19. Government can delete the speech of Edward Snowden the American privacy guard hero’s speech. But they can’t delete the gene of freedom made by nature. The copy of Snowden’s freedom gene we everyone have saved inside. If there things happen

  20. So, the government is basically a creep who would would creep at you creepily all day long and blackmail you with your nudes/life-ruining cringey stuff when you block the government.

  21. I am not proud of everything I am. Youth has the distinction of feeling impermanent. If I ever got close to self-examination, I had to in fact acknowledge all of me, warts and all. I came to a crossroad. I had run white – and the black, even the grey for a time. What happens when you morally cannot stand the black, nor even feel better in the grey. 40 years later and I accept my decisions, I had to follow it all to arrive here now.

  22. Hated, I like your channel, you cover important topics, but bro…
    PAUSE between your sentences while reading the script

  23. The US government employs the Orwellian logic of freedom=slavery more skillfully than any other nation. Their handling of Snowden is just more of this same program.

  24. You can publish; you just can't profit from it. That's pretty clear in your contract when you sign up. And if you commit a crime, a felony, most states won't let you profit for publishing anything involving your crimes. Same at the federal level. Snowden knew ALL that BEFORE he committed multiple federal crimes. End of story. End of Snowden profiting from his crimes.

  25. LoL LoL ohhh Edward Snowden nothing but Blavatsky/Baileys small part of the “great Ziegiest”. Sooo blind open ur eyes this is nothing, but a staged event controlled opposition!
    Fear fear fear yet nothing was done. We are living in 1984, and ur propaganda unknowing or not like this video is trash!

  26. By design my friends by design. You have been placed into this echo chamber. You have and are being manipulated. You are being separated from friends and family by design!
    Wake up my friends re-read 1984 and take a step back are u being controlled? Is the information ur being fed controlled opposition? Yes my friend yes it is!
    This is all part of the great work the grand design… order from chaos… the great awakening…. ziegiest.

    You may feel woke, but they have designed it to look like ur nothing more than a paranoid borderline schizophrenic 2 ur friends and family.
    Good luck my friends u are not alone!

  27. "If you ever get out of line we'll use your private life against you"
    The joke's on them for assuming "private life" .

  28. At 13yo, he didn't "hack" a government website… he noticed that they hadn't yet configured the security settings of their web server properly, and told them how to fix it without announcing it publicly; he protected a government website. That's the opposite of the media's definition of "hacking", isn't it?

  29. Him getting stuck in Russia is the best thing that could have happened to him. Had he ended up in Ecuador he'd be in the same cell with Assange.

  30. A contract is a two way instrument. The US government breached its part of the contract by violating the Constitution and asking Snowden to do so. As a result, the contract is null and void.

  31. A reminder re: clinton and her emails: classification level is as much about how information is supposed to be handled as it is who gets to see it

  32. "Yeah but Google and the NSA can allready record everything that I say so who cares if I bring a Ghome/Alexa into my house?"

  33. The Jew owned government is like an octopus except that it has thousands of arms stretched out in every direction imaginable for the purpose of stealing and slavery.

  34. Please make a backup channel I think I speak for many others when I say your content changes the way we think I’d hate to see all of this go to waste and lose so much valuable information

  35. Do people really believe this fictional story about Snowden?Seriously?
    Almost everything he "leaked" was already out in the public sphere!Come on…

  36. First off We The People have Rights and the government(s) do not! The governments only have the privilege to represent and the privilege to govern, it should be an honor for them to recite their oath of office and to take that seat of representation and power. If at any given time they break their oaths they then need to be immediately removed from office never to return to it or any other seat of office again. A person has a right to both freedom of press and speech, however if one signs a contract which is governed by law then they are bound to that contract for the life of that contract. So if one signs a contract that limits them from disclosing specific things; they wavered their rights when they signed it. On the other hand; if there is something that they have witnessed firsthand that is illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional and or unjust being done by the government(s), then they have every right to disclose it because it was the government who broke that contract by conducting criminal acts which in turn breaks their oaths of office and this indeed violates the Constitution and what it means to represent others. The issue here with the individual is that the government can make you to look like the villain while protecting their seats of power.

  37. When you torture and murder and slaughter and rape and instead of hanging your head in shame and cleansing your ranks by firing squad, you go after those who made it public, like a true sociopathic little fascist empire.

  38. Is there a way to get the book via torrent and put the money for it in a temp account to be exchanged for a hard copy of the book only if the fascists don't get their way and manage to get their grubby mitts on the proceeds?

  39. At the risk of getting on the conspiracy nut side of things: given how willing the US government is to use dissidents' private lives against them, you just have to wonder if they helped create callout culture or are just riding the wave for maximum effect of weaponising their vast databases of personal data.

  40. They want Edward Snowden dead, but yet they praise the whistleblower from the Trump adminstration. Shows the hypocrisy of the media.

  41. America is no longer the land of the free. But don't worry the dogs of war are coming to drown the monsters in the swamp

  42. I just found out on The Portal Podcast that Andrew Yang has friends who knew Aaron Swartz! I think of all potential candidates, he's the most likely to pardon Snowden.
    Thanks for reading parts of the book, his writing skills are very impressive. Also, I appreciate that you provided sources bro.

  43. Soon Turkey's new Ottoman Empire will kill with famine as well. The USA will be in support of them.

    The USA is a demon like other demonic countries.

  44. Everyone is eventually gonna be like China.

    “Go where you’re treated best” is probably a smart move.

    If you’re gonna do something significant like ratting out the NSA you better not be surprised when the government doesn’t like that.

    You should’ve took out all your money slowly, get multiple passports, live in a country the US is an enemy of and then do the ratting.

    Cause you will be treated like an criminal.

  45. People don't realize that we are not free. And our government is actually Communist. And a free Republic in name only.

  46. snowden and you are both epic level champions of the interwebs. am definitely gonna purchase a copy of this memoir. also, keep your vids flowing at a steady rate. they're gonna help remove the wool from so many eyes. hats off to ya. ☮️💚

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