Guest Column: The Brian Williams Interview… of Ed Snowden (5/27/14)

Forming a Reasonable Picture of the Snowden ‘Avatar’

SnowdenThough, following the advice of my herbalist, I did not subject myself to a full mind-numbing hour of a network news anchor conducting an Event, I did catch highlights on the Web such as this summary video here from The Young Turks (TYT). What comes across loud and clear is that whoever and whatever may be the deep spook content underlying Ed Snowden, on a personal level—just as Daniel Ellsberg years before with the Pentagon Papers—Snowden is a freedom icon and a libertarian, individualist hero. He projects a Randian aura of self-confidence and deliberate, modest, articulate righteousness. He is a good guy, and children should look up to him and want to be like him. Continue reading