And on the hero villain scale of things I should mention where I stand, just so you know what part of a vision of mankind is my place, my final stand when all the misinformed and poorly educated people come looking for my hide.
Bradley Manning for sure was a traitor, in the context of he disobeyed the orders. but what he revealed would get him an acquittal at Nuremberg. Julan Assage is only guilty of not having a big media organization behind him. its totally ridiculous. Now Mr Edward Snowden is a special case. Here is a guy living on the beach in Oahu making double six figures, with a hot professional pole dancer girlfriend who loves him, who just throws it all away. I blame his public school education telling him to be a patriot. Programming error soon to be corrected. Villain or Hero to soon to predict, but the trend is here is a guy who took the constitution seriously. My pick is super hero Edward Snowdon, and children a hundred years from now will be told by their parents, what would Edward Snowden do?
Rick Saulton a day later expands on my observation about the US school system.
Boing Boing Chimes in.
Rodger Cohen who I consider a right wing NYT columnist, says thumbs up!
J Edgar Hoover reminds us why we should not trust the government.
Iceland the last free place in the World?