Sunday, October 27, 2013

How is Edward Snowden Wrong?

Pondering the reasoning behind some citizens' hatred for a guy who played the role of whistle-blower. 


I am in complete awe right now. For the life of me, I do not understand the outrage that citizens have towards Edward Snowden. Here, you have a guy who works for the NSA (National Security Agency). He's simply going to work everyday, doing what he's told. One day, he realizes what NSA is doing is morally wrong, so instead of keeping it a secret, he tells the American public. While people such as Jimmy Carter have given him praise, there are people actually calling him a 'traitor' because he 'sacrificed the sanctity of U.S. intelligence'.


Seriously, there is no way that you can be naive enough to believe that a guy saying, "Hey, uhh, you know us Americans are pretty much being watched 24/7 by government agencies," is detrimental to our safety. How can you feel 'safe' when the government is watching your every move? How can you promote freedom over a cloak of  nonstop surveillance?

Ironically, he's the one that has to fear for his life since he leaked security measures that are supposedly protecting against 'terrorist threats'. I'd hate to burst your bubble, but you're more likely to die falling down stairs or being eaten by a cow than being a victim of a terrorist attack. That's right, a slip up on the stairs is more dangerous to you than an imaginary Al-Qaeda terrorist walking into the mall and blowing up the whole place.

Guess we don't need this guy.

If you have so much love and patriotism in you that you'd do anything 'for America', I have some bad news (or rather quotes) for you:

-Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
 Benjamin Franklin

-A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

-One of the great attractions of patriotism - it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what's more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

 -There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people

love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a

kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have

their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be

distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing

enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.
Aldous Huxley

-Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.
Albert Einstein

-You're not supposed to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who says it.
Malcolm X

-Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.
Oscar Wilde

So, if you still feel the need to bleed red, white, and blue, go ahead and continue watching Fox and MSNBC. Just let it be known that if you come around me talking all of that nonsense, I'm going to tell you to stick it where the sun don't shine.

The grass, maybe?

I guess Jill Scott, Rockwell, and Del the Funkee Homosapien weren't too crazy, were they?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Great Job Drake!....

For ripping off even more Hip-Hop artists!

I'm going to keep this short. As you already know, I'm not a Drake fan. Unfortunately, I stumbled upon the album cover to Nothing Was the Same, seen below:
After I saw the album cover, I thought: What a rip-off. Seriously? Before you think I'm crazy, take a look at a J Dilla picture (also comes with a song):
the Pete Rock logo:
and the Illmatic cover:

Am I really crazy after all for not liking Drake?