Monday, April 21, 2014
Edward Snowden and the Scary Secrets of Stephen Harper
I'm glad that The Guardian and the Washington Post have been awarded a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the out of control activities of the National Security Agency.
And that Edward Snowden has been vindicated in his own country.
It has been nearly a year since a thin, pale computer whiz kid named Edward Snowden dramatically burst into our consciousness and became the most important whistleblower of modern times. As a result of his actions, we now live in a very different world and it is one — I would argue — that is better than before. At least now, we know.
Because thanks to him we do know so much more about the world we really live in.
And so much more about the surveillance state that Stephen Harper is building...
Snowden’s leaks also revealed the complicity of other countries in the NSA’s activities, including in Canada. These documents showed that Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government allowed the NSA to spy on allied nations invited to attend the G8 and G20 summits in Canada. They also revealed that, at the NSA’s request, Canada set up covert spying posts around the world targeted at trading partners.
In the Kingdom of the Big Lie, where the truth goes to die.
This was done with no effective public accountability, with politicians at all levels claiming ignorance and, in many cases, with public officials flatly lying about what was happening.
Where Big Brother meets you at the airport.
When he's not working on his shiny new Palace of Secrets.
Or his Trojan horse of a so-called cyber bullying bill.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Perhaps that’s the federal government’s motto regarding Bill C-13 — the Protecting Canadians from Online Crime Act. It represents yet another attempt by this government to pass legislation that will open the door to undue state intrusion.
Or his plans to suppress the vote, and steal the next election. Like his Cons tried to steal the last one.
And all I can say is thank goodness for Edward Snowden, because no country needs the truth more than this grubby old Harperland.
For what do Canadians think a depraved leader who muzzles scientists, burns books, and is trying to wreck our democracy, might do with that surveillance state?
Does anybody seriously believe that he won't use it against his enemies, real or imagined?
How far might he go in his pursuit of TOTAL CONTROL?
At a time when he is increasingly desperate, and more and more Canadians are revolting against his rule.
And what movie is that one? Orwell's 1984, Snowden's V for Vindication, or V for Vendetta?
Yup. Let the dominoes fall where they may.
Only the truth can save this threatened planet.
And only it can set us FREE...
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