If the jury, if the American people, are forbidden from considering whether the crime itself is revealing the government’s crime, how do you have a fair trial if the jury can’t ask the question: well, who exactly is the real criminal here?”
Whatever you think of Edward Snowden and his actions, it’s important to hear this careful, thought-filled man speak on the overstepping of government, the risks to government whistleblowers, and their consequences.
Was he trying to protect a condition of privacy American’s don’t care about anymore?
We do not want absolute government monitoring and rating citizens, like Communist China. However, if you have not read 1984 by George Orwell or read firsthand accounts of your every movement, email, and text being judged, you don’t understand the risk.
Shouldn’t we be concerned about a behemoth government that is only a few politicians away from socialism?
Get his side before you judge.
Ma, Alexandra. “China has started ranking citizens with a creepy ‘social credit’ system — here’s what you can do wrong, and the embarrassing, demeaning ways they can punish you.” Business Insider, 29 October 2018. https://www.businessinsider.com/china-social-credit-system-punishments-and-rewards-explained-2018-4?r=UK#they-can-also-get-discounts-on-energy-bills-rent-things-without-deposits-and-get-better-interest-rates-at-banks-11.