Edward Snowden hits on the insanity of the current “whistleblower” system: if you try to bring up the fucked-up shit the National Security State is doing to higher-ups within the National Security State, they will ruin your career and bury your revelations.
And then if you go to the press with your information, the National Security State will not only try to ruin your reputation through media attacks, but it will prosecute you for revealing classified information. Pfc. Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning is a victim of this utterly insane situation, with President Barack Obama prosecuting him for exposing legitimate wrongdoing by the National Security State.
As an employee of the National Security State with his hands on horrifying (but classified) information, Snowden found himself in a
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