they've charged snowden. what i hope is that he has a doomsday device set to go off on his apprehension or unnatural death : every senator's calls to their gay escort services, coke dealers, or whatever it may be in a particular public servant/power-monster's case. or it could be insanely secret operations that would utterly compromise our diplomacy. this whole thing is a decisive demonstration that we do not live in a democracy; you can't have a democracy in which the government spies on everyone all the time, and in which that is itself a secret which it is treason to reveal. i very much think - i mean this completely seriously - that this would justify a second war of independence; it is a far better justification than the arbitrary oppressions that led to the first. however, one now faces force so overwhelmingly annihilating that that seems futile. any form of resistance we can mount is required, however.