Mudcat Café message #3555687 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #151099   Message #3555687
Posted By: Stringsinger
03-Sep-13 - 10:18 AM
Thread Name: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
Subject: RE: BS: The NSA Scandal/Snowden
The NSA has made the U.S. less secure by it's draconian insistence upon "loyalty".
The more it investigates, the less secure is our democracy.

Snowden's persecution is making whistle-blowers more heroic by encouraging
activism like never before. If this is what they want, then they may as well continue.

Fear is never a good restraint because there are so many imbued with their idealism
that they will take risks to implement their beliefs. It's the American way. This is how
we deal with civil rights, labor, equality, and the excesses of political power.

War is not the answer. Fear is not the answer. The two walk hand in hand.