Curtain Raiser

Just spreading the word. — YUR


What the World Needs Now, Colltalers

Words such as hero or villain always get in the way of actual reality. While it may be easy to define an act of heroism or atrocity, who’s to determine who’s a hero or villain? Lionizing or demonizing someone does little to gauge the nature of their actions.
Last week, for instance, marked the two years since NSA contractor Edward Snowden met two journalists in a Hong Kong hotel room, and produced the most comprehensive trove of documents about the inner workings of that government agency.
They ignited a global debate about security and individual rights, and shed a spotlight on the secretive agency that’s become a mammoth after 9/11. Naturally, he’s demonized by government hacks, and embraced by a resurgent civil rights movement.
Since that meeting, Pvt. Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley), and CIA analyst John Kiriakou, were sent to prison, and the WikiLeaks…

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1 Response to “Curtain Raiser”

  1. 1 Colltales June 8, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Thanks again for the reblogging, YUR. Full disclosure: my only ‘good action’ today, so far, was to bring my neighbor’s paper to his door upstairs. Need to do better, I know, but there’s still time.

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