Why Are People Seeking A Pardon, For Edward Snowden?Submitted by LapHog on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:39
I must admit, I fell into this without realizing it.
Implicitly, by requesting a pardon for Snowden, one feeds into the twisted illusion that he is a criminal in the first place, such that he requires pardoning at all. To conflate whistleblowers with criminals is precisely the abhorrent position of the administration, and whether or not we like it, we who have supported the petition are reinforcing that very mentality.
On the contrary, it is quite obvious to us all that the criminal syndicate in this instance involves those at the very highest echelons of government. It is they who should be seeking pardons. From us
And they should not be receiving them.
In any case, time to shift perspective. This is deeply ingrained psychology, and we all need to be aware when we are perpetuating falsehoods or feeding into the myths, even if unconsciously and with good intentions.
Because for as much as we want Snowden to be held harmless, seeking a pardon is essentially stroking The King's ego; servants, begging for mercy from the master's arbitrary punitive whims.
We should all be grabbing our pitchforks and lit torches instead.
Hell, the founders might even have reached straight for the muskets.
(all credit to Sibel Edmonds thoughtful - if forceful - articulation of all of this on her website, which realigned my own perspective. My words here are merely intended to echo hers in an abridged manner.)
Update: Just noticed legalizeliberty posted Sibel's piece here 10 minutes prior to my post: http://www.dailypaul.com/288588/sibel-edmonds-do-not-mix-up-.... My apologies for duplication of the reference.