As we witness otherwise intelligent people utterly ignoring the fact that the NSA has been proven to take a dump on the 4th Amendment (treason, anybody?) and focus instead on the peccadilloes of Edward Snowden because, hey, he’s kind of a douchebag, isn’t he?
I don’t fucking care if he’s a transgendered polar bear pole dancing in Hong Kong, what I care about is the facts that he revealed, facts that have since been confirmed. What to do about him is another matter altogether.
But I have to laugh, bitterly, when I hear Stacy McCain utter something as inane as this:
During an online discussion Monday, the man who leaked hundreds of pages of classified documents about the National Security Agency‘s surveillance program accused the U.S. government of “nakedly, aggressively criminal acts” and said he fled to Hong Kong because American authorities would prevent him from getting a fair trial.
Edward Snowden, who came forward June 9 to identify him as the source of the NSA leaks, also denounced President Obama for preventing investigations of “systemic violations of law,” and suggested the U.S. government might try “to cover this up by jailing or murdering me.” …
In his online Q-and-A hosted by the British Guardian newspaper, Snowden said U.S. officials are lying about government surveillance programs. ”Seeing someone in the position of James Clapper — the Director of National Intelligence — baldly lying to the public without repercussion is the evidence of a subverted democracy,” Snowden said. “The consent of the governed is not consent if it is not informed.”
Right: Don’t trust the president. Don’t trust Gen. Clapper.
Don’t trust America’s “subverted democracy.”
Let’s trust “Wolfking Awesomefox” instead.
No. Don’t trust them. You should know. They have been lying about every single thing they’ve ever talked about since the Lying King usurped power, so why the everloving fuck should anything, anything they say carry any weight whatsoever with anybody who has more than two synapses to rub together? Give me one good reason, Stacy, please.
At this point in our nation’s history, it’s fairly safe to assume that everything that oozes out of a government scuzzfuck’s mouth is a lie. You’ll only be wrong 0.00001% of the time.
But let’s trust Lying Fuck Gen. Clap, why don’t we? It’s just about as pleasant as the VD he was named after. “Trust the president?” Are you fucking KIDDING ME??? Because, hey, the guy calling him a liar is a geek and speaks geek speak, which is what geeks do. You ever met a geek, Stacy?
Not that it matters if Snowden is a fucking deluded douchefucker or not, what matters is what was revealed, not who revealed it.
But if you’d rather believe a spokeswhore of an utterly dishonored misadministration with more counts of actual treason on their rap sheet than anybody in history over a geek who likes to come up with fancy nicks for himself, then go right the fuck ahead.