WATCH: Snowden Reemerges Claiming Deep State Is Surviving Administration
Security. Or just public surveillance? That’s what former intelligence analyst, now American intelligence whistleblower, wants to explain. He also wants to talk directly to those who say “if you haven’t nothing to hide, you shouldn’t care.”
Back in 2013, Snowden leaked intelligence documents that revealed the dire extent to which the United States government was spying on its citizens. His leak has redefined our culture and influenced politics all over the world. Since his leak, Snowden has ranged from hermetic to boisterous. In his latest interview with Ron Paul, Snowden remains an advocate for personal freedoms from intrusive world governments. He also remarks on the deep state’s role in all of this.
“Generally, when we’re talking about the Deep State, what we’re talking about is a mass of government that survives beyond administrations, but that is not responding to the politics of the people. This belongs not to a particular political party, but it serves across parties. Across administrations.” Snowden explains in the video.
“Everything we do at the NSA and CIA is typically classified by default, unless you actually work to make it not classified.”
“When I sent an email about lunch plans to one of my office buddies, that was going to be classified. Even the most banal email that you’re sending…is classified.”
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“We’re more than tribes or labels. It is true that I think we have challenges that are derived from governments reaching a new scale that they haven’t previously occupied historically, allowing for the rise of these sort of ‘Super States.’”
“Things were really crazy that close to the event in 2013. You never knew what was happening and what they were saying from the government side.
Part two was just released
The deep state certainly does seem alive and well.
Author: Jim Satney
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