It’s such a dreadful thing that Edward Snowden is a whistleblower and, why you may ask? Well, I’m not actually quite sure!
I was watching a programme this morning and, I won’t say which one it was, but they had people telephoning in giving their views and, someone was saying that Edward Snowden was a risk to national security.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I live in England, so to be truthful it has no bearing on me at all, apart from the reality that no one should be spying on another person.
I know we have the threat of extremists these days, but maybe if countries controlled their borders better and, incoming air transport, these things wouldn’t happen, but on the other hand, we live in a day and age where this kind of thing is seen more and more and, undoubtedly we want to see our countries unharmed and, we don’t want to be threatened by the danger of intrusion, whether it terrorism or war, but where will they draw the line?
Will they draw the line at chipping each and every human being, telling people that it will protect them if they have it done and, it will protect them against terrorism, or is there no line and, governments will go to any extent into conning its people into believing that it’s for the welfare of mankind?
As for Edward Snowden, I take my hat off to this man, for not many people would have had the valour to do what he has done because now it has left him with no home to go to. This man did not get up one morning and, just think, “Oh yeah, let’s cause mayhem”. It was a big decision this man made because he knew he would be left open and vulnerable and, whatever he did; he did with certainty and because he believed that people should be informed.
Maybe if more people stood up for what they believed in, certain countries would be a better place because at the end of the day, we all have the power of speech and, there is no reason why we shouldn’t use it. If a person believes that something isn’t right, then they should have the right to say so, that does not make them a danger to national security, it makes them the spinal column that some countries need.
SO YAY! FOR EDWARD SNOWDEN!