Daniel Ellsberg: Edward Snowden, Saving Us From the United Stasi of America | Alternet
… with Edward Snowden having put his life on the line to get this information out, quite possibly inspiring others with similar knowledge, conscience and patriotism to show comparable civil courage – in the public, in Congress, in the executive branch itself – I see the unexpected possibility of a way up and out of the abyss.
I hope Mr. Ellsberg is right. Truly. Because I’m tired of fighting for supposedly inherent rights that I haven’t had since 1978, although I’ve never committed a crime.
If government had ever left me the hell alone, with my rights intact, instead of picking one fight after another, this blog would be all about decorating and gardening.
No one in government has to hack me to know what’s on my mind … for the past twelve years, I’ve emailed those whom I’ve got a bone to pick with directly.
Hacking me just gives those who already know all about me more inconvenient truths to ignore.