The internet frenzy and constant chatter concerning this world-wide American manhunt is insane. I’m not going to write any poetics here. I’m going to try to figure out shortly why I feel like this.
Nothing really appalling has happened but still the media would show this being on the same level as the Rosenberg episode. Mr. Snowden is manipulating the media in a masterful way but why? Here’s a man who worked at the N.S.A. He was well-educated and knew what the job was about. He wasn’t some young kid who just read Marxist theory and wanted to smash the system. He hasn’t told us anything new, and that’s another problem. Why didn’t he just initially go to Ecuador? Why the multi continental runaround? Is he trying to sell information? I mean come on, the citizens of the United States have known about the prism program in one way or another since the Patriot Act first was drafted. We know we live in a world where the government can find out if were up to something. I don’t really think he gets that people aren’t stupid, and that we just don’t know if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. I’m not worried and maybe we should vote on it but really the internet is free and Google and Facebook are the N.S.A in many ways. If you want to, with a little bit of diligence you can find information about anybody to construct the narrative of your choice. What does he have on those four hard drives that he’s so afraid of? Not just that, but why is the United States so worried? We have a liberal president right now and this is a very bad situation for the Democratic Party. It’s exposing everything that is wrong with our system. This is a big turning point regardless of what ends up happening, and it’s as big as anything that’s played out in real-time under his administration. I’m disappointed in Obama’s silence, but more so of many of the politicians under his wing that have gone on an embarrassing worldwide rant, and why?
This whole thing is ridiculous. Mr. Snowden knew what he was getting himself into. He knew that his job was to analyze data for criminal activity. Did this shock him? Is this why he decided to go to Russia? I think he doesn’t know what he’s doing, that’s one possibility. Another possibility is that he has some real top-secret information. On May 14th The Kremlin kicked out a C.I.A agent. Many more examples could be given why they’re not helping us. Why should we expect them to help us after situations like that have occurred? I’m on the side of my country but I’m also pro rational thinking. This is about more than freedom of the press. What Snowden did on face value seems innocent. The problem is that he could end up pulling the United States into some very troubled waters with China, Russia, and so many other countries, and for what? What does he have? That should be the focus. Why is this media frenzy such a big deal? He works for Wikileaks now and so what do they have to gain? Whose interest do they have? What interest does the government of Ecuador have in all of this? Something’s going on and there has to be something more than just information. Who knows what that could be, and when I think even more about it I have this thought that he stumbled across…SOMETHING!
Probable Facts: I think he’s afraid of facing his charges. I think the Russian government probably has the information now. I think he should have never come forward. Americans know we are being spied upon. This is not the old days of the dial-up modem. This is the social network where the global world talks. The United States threatening like an old fat cat is not helping either. Everybody’s being so damn self righteous here and I feel like the other governments are in many ways caught in the crossfire of immaturity. They seem a bit confused with our increasing behavior with what would seem to be discontent with everything that is…well, our government. The only new thing that I know is that my own damn country, The United States of America, has some computer whiz kid who’s one of their own on the run. He’s either a spy or a very foolish young man, or he’s a hero and the best reporter alive. Still, I want to hear something worth anything, something new, and no, I don’t know what the solution is, but one thing’s for sure, and that’s he wasn’t the whistle-blower, not yet anyway, and now that he’s missing again, well this could turn out not so damn good for anyone.
What does he have? What was he thinking? He acted like a child here. He knew what he was getting paid for. I don’t really think he’s right or wrong, I just don’t think this is about freedom of the press anymore. This could change everything if he really has some real data. Everything he’s said so far has already been out there. So what’s going on? This is the question I have. Is it HARP? Is it Aliens? Is it Nazis? Is it some giant damn conspiracy? Why is this so dramatic? Is it the script of the new Star Wars? In the end, this might be one of those news stories that just silently goes away. None of it makes any sense.
P.S: For some reason the whole thing reminds me of this movie…