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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Snowden and civil disobedience

Some of his admirers describe Snowden as being engaged in civil disobedience.

He is not.

Civil disobedience requires that you stand in place and face the consequences.  It does not include running to one of the places most likely to use the info against your country.

1 comment:

  1. I agree, this doesn't fit the definition of civil disobedience.

    He's a whistleblower, and do we really need to keep giving him titles beyond that? He's not the queen of England (by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith etc.).