Snowden exposes NSA: White men invented weapons to kill, but have been unable to invent a weapon that can kill the truth
The revelation (by the British newspaper the Guardian) that the National Security Agency has been monitoring millions of phone records from U.S. Verizon customers is a shock for most of the public, but not a surprise for those who know how Western national security agencies work.
The former CIA worker, Edward Snowden, is a hero for exposing the secret. His concerns about the destruction of basic liberties and privacy is legitimate. Many may see his actions as those of a traitor. One thing is true: if this happened in Russia or China, the West would see it as a violation of human rights and call it an action of a dictatorship.
However, the outrage about this matter doesn’t make any sense. The American whining is like that of a child who loves candies but doesn’t know that candies cost money. Freedom has a price. Americans have heros in the shadows who work day and night to keep this country safe. As the Bangala of Congo say, “White men invented weapons to kill, but have been unable to invent a weapon that can kill the truth.”