Posted on June 10, 2013 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
UPDATES at end of article
For those of you who don’t know, FACEBOOK isn’t just a company that agreed to help out the NSA under their Prism operation, it was created by the NSA and handed over to a couple of guys who played their part and cashed the checks. There have been very few major innovations in the tech world that didn’t come out of military and intelligence R&D over the past few decades, FACEBOOK is certainly no exception.
Edward Snowden is quickly becoming the FACEBOOK HERO of the year. Previous honorees were the likes of Malala (Global privatized education systems for the Middle East) and STOP KONY 2012 (recolonization of the whole of Africa for the benefit of 45 major corporations including Monsanto.
I received an email from World Can’t Wait. Apparently they are running their own Edward The Great campaign. Debra Sweet wrote a long email talking about this guy like he was the reincarnation of Howard Zinn and Martin Luther King Jr. all rolled into one.
She proudly announces the Stand With Edward Snowden campaign and accusingly asks:
“What are you willing to risk for real change?”
What am I willing to risk? I’ve been doing this for 7 years under my own name. When the various and sundry exploits of the NSA and the CIA and the lies of the Pentagon to go to war came out, when they FIRST came out, I was here writing about all of them, under my real name. False flags, staged color revolutions, fake congressional actions which only support the neoliberalizing of America. Even the marketing of the CHANGE candidate, the fake liberal who was nothing more than “George W. Obama” as he was recently called. I was there from the start to the finish and I’ve lost jobs, friends, family members turned their backs on me… all for what? To tell the truth to people about the growing police state and the neoliberalizing of America and the world.
While I was doing that over the past 6 years, Edward Snowden was helping create the lies, helping to sweep up anything and everything all of you said wrote bought and did… and he was getting paid $200,000 a year to do it while I have had potential employers ask me about American Everyman before telling me I not the right “fit” for the job.
What the fuck am I willing to “risk”? What haven’t I risked? What did Aaron Swartz risk? There was a real activist and look at what it got him. Where’s the calls to Stand With Aaron?
Anyway, that said, the FACEBOOK page for the new Snowden (snowjob?) Movement is up and running called “I Stand with Edward Snowden” (created by Yoni Jakob Brombacher Miller ) so I thought I would share some of the marketing campaign’s choicer quotes (one guy seems to have the right idea though he’s not getting many “likes” on the page “We should be more concerned about organizing around the issue instead of trying to create a hero...”):
(It was started by Yoni who has an interesting image on his FACEBOOK page… it’s a reflection of how tyrannical the Turkish government is, apparently he supports regime change… he’s also one of the guys who posted a picture of the Istanbul Marathon on the bridge from 2012 on his FACEBOOK page claiming it was the current protest. The other photo below the mock flag says a lot to people who pay attention… )
Yoni Jakob Brombacher Miller’s FACEBOOK image
Back to the manufactured FACEBOOK Hero comments:
“PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR-AND-WIDE! Details & Press Materials for Today’s Rally. (Includes quotes from activists, whistleblowers, and luminaries.)”
“he has given up a very comfortable lifestyle, because letting us know what is really going on was more important, than pretending what was being done wasn’t wrong. We must all take courage,TAKE OFF the blinders”
“Yet another American hero. For what it’s worth all my thoughts and prayers go out to this brave young man that he stays safe. Thanks to you too Andy – you guys are cut from the same cloth.”
“There in spirit. A courageous man, I admire what he chose to do for the people, for us.”
What he chose to do “for the people”?
He chose to make serious bank helping to spy on people and subvert democracy and the rule of law for the bankster run government for nearly 10 years. That’s what he did “for the people”
And now he’s safe in Hong Kong ready to start his new life in Iceland as a manufactured hero while NSA run honeypots like FACEBOOK lionize him. While guys who support another regime change operation in Turkey lionize him. While complicit media organizations like Huffington Post, Guardian and the BBC lionize him.
CNN headline today:
Talk about setting the allowed parameters of debate (gate keepers):
“The results of an early Business Insider reader poll suggest that Snowden has won the hearts and minds of people worldwide. Two-thirds of those who responded to the poll think Snowden is a “hero.”” SFGATE
Those are the only choices huh? Hero or traitor? How about option 3 – an intelligence contractor employee doing what intelligence contractors do, “winning hearts and minds”? How bout that for an option?
What exactly did he reveal anyway?
USA Today – 2006
“The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.
The NSA program reaches into homes and businesses across the nation by amassing information about the calls of ordinary Americans — most of whom aren’t suspected of any crime. This program does not involve the NSA listening to or recording conversations. But the spy agency is using the data to analyze calling patterns in an effort to detect terrorist activity, sources said in separate interviews..
… The agency’s goal is “to create a database of every call ever made” within the nation’s borders, this person added.” May 10th, 2006
“AT&T’s Implementation of NSA Spying on American Citizens
31 December 2005
I wrote the following document in 2004 when it became clear to me that AT&T, at the behest of the National Security Agency, had illegally installed secret computer gear designed to spy on internet traffic. At the time I thought this was an outgrowth of the notorious Total Information Awareness program which was attacked by defenders of civil liberties. But now it’s been revealed by The New York Times that the spying program is vastly bigger and was directly authorized by President Bush, as he himself has now admitted, in flagrant violation of specific statutes and constitutional protections for civil liberties. I am presenting this information to facilitate the dismantling of this dangerous Orwellian project.
AT&T Deploys Government Spy Gear on WorldNet Network— 16 January, 2004
In 2003 AT&T built “secret rooms” hidden deep in the bowels of its central offices in various cities, housing computer gear for a government spy operation which taps into the company’s popular WorldNet service and the entire internet. These installations enable the government to look at every individual message on the internet and analyze exactly what people are doing. Documents showing the hardwire installation in San Francisco suggest that there are similar locations being installed in numerous other cities.” May 17th, 2006
Remember Mark Klein? Remember the FISA bill of 2008 that no one wanted to pass because it gave the telecoms blanket retroactive immunity for committing crimes on behalf of the Bush administration and it kept us from knowing exactly WHAT had been swept up in their blanket surveillance program?
Anybody remember that?
So what has our “hero” really told us that we didn’t already know?
Hell, give him a FACEBOOK hero campaign. Collect money for him. Have a Di$info Jone$ “moneybomb” to pay his “plush hotel” bill “right up the road from the CIA offices in Hong Kong.
But he ain’t no fuckin hero. Sorry to burst your bubble. He’s told us nothing we didn’t already know and if he weren’t being marketed by the MSM like CNN, Guardian, BBC and the New York Times (along with Twitter and FACEBOOK) he would be just another “conspiracy theorists” with the only difference being he’s about 13 years too late with his big revelation.
He’s a product just like “CHANGE” was in 2008!
He’s probably being marketed by the same PR firm.
I saw through that before most and lost friends for that little bit of accurate analysis, and I will probably loose a few here today as well. But that’s a part of the price you pay when you don’t just hop on the KONY 2012 or the LOVE MALALA bandwagons. And I am so far off of this bandwagon apparently FACEBOOK doesn’t want to publish my automatic feeds from WordPress anymore. What a surprise, huh?
What would I be willing to risk for real change?
UPDATE: Just posted them to FACEBOOK myself. We’ll see what happens
UPDATE: Check out the comment section at From the Trenches. Seems to me that this little psyop is starting to fall apart like the Astroturf Adam “Final Revolution” trap did a month ago.
UPDATE: Is FACEBOOK censoring criticism of their new hero product?
I just checked my FACEBOOK account (I only use it because of automatic feeds from WordPress when I write a new article, like it does with my Twitter account…) not ONE single article I have written about Edward Snowden has been automatically posted to my FACEBOOK account. Not ONE. The last article automatically put up from this site to FACEBOOK was one I wrote on June 6th… I started writing about Edward Snowden on June 7th.
On June 6th, the last article I wrote was Thousands Greet Erdogan at Airport on his Arrival in Turkey that one was automatically published to FACEBOOK.
The very next article I wrote was about Edward Snowden and the managed revolution taking shape… The Preemptive Revolution to Stave Off the Real One and it was not publish to FACEBOOK … and no other articles of mine have been automatically published.
Is FACEBOOK censoring criticism of their new hero product?