Edward Snowden was getting paid very well by these agencies, and if he were super greedy and immoral he could have easily sold the information he knows. But this is a rare man in today’s world…..i offer two of his quotes: “There are more important things than money” and “”The government has granted itself power it is not entitled to. There is no public oversight….what they’re doing (poses) an existential threat to democracy”.
A scary consideration that those with so much secretive and incalculable power are running wild and without concern for us. Yet Edward Snowden saw this up close and acted with the best decision he determined he had. At a time when the President is chasing after whistleblowers like they’re leprechauns, and with not so many great options awaiting someone with so much crucial and sensitive information, he managed to do the right and spiritual thing. What a different world this would be if everyone acted like this.