Berkeley event 6/11
Date: Fri, June 14, 2013 7:24 pm
Subject: Re: [psysr-disc] The Sickening Snowden Backlash
You quote where Snowden "didn't understand that his role is to sit and be quiet." My lived experience is that I had to learn the role structure of that situation from childhood and then relearn that again after the trauma of being psychiatrically assaulted. It is excellent that that situation be put "on the table" and become the object of our discussion. I attended a "Snowden" program in Berkeley Tuesday nite, where Birgitta Jonsdottir and Daniel Ellsberg spoke to the merit of Snowden's "whistleblow" action.
We need to understand how integrity obtains in the kind of framework you present. That "backlash" is an assault on the characters of whistleblowers and on each of us, as activists.
ABO "Andrew Behavior Object"
The Sickening Snowden BacklashHERE by Kirsten Powers Jun 14, 2013
Hell hath no fury like the Washington establishment scorned.
Since Edward Snowden came forward to identify himself as the leaker of the National Security Agency spying programs, the D.C. mandarins have been working overtime to discredit the man many view as a hero for revealing crucial information the government had wrongfully kept secret. Apparently, if you think hiding information about spying on Americans is bad, you are misguided. The real problem is that Snowden didnít understand that his role is to sit and be quiet while the "best and the brightest" keep Americans in the dark about government snooping on private citizens.