Comment: Quite right

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Quite right

And the best thing about all this isn't even Snowden's revelations per se, it's the reaction from the establishment. The politicians and the media are making FOOLS of themselves in public trying to fight this. What little credibility they have left is evaporating.

If this news about NSA activities had come out and it became a "national debate," with one party on one side and the other party on the other side, in the usual way, the people would have still been outraged, but it wouldn't have made any big difference, because their outrage could have been channeled into the safe cul de sac of partisan politics.

But that didn't happen. Instead, you have the entire establishment, both parties, and the media, almost without exception, united in defense of the NSA and calling Snowden a traitor. The fog is lifting and the real battle lines are being revealed: not Republican versus Democrat, but establishment versus people.

"Alas! I believe in the virtue of birds. And it only takes a feather for me to die laughing."