This is my video featuring a 2012 RT interview with Thomas Drake Former NSA Official and Whistle blower. Please enjoy the video and let me know what you think.
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The extent to which the US Government will go to spy on it’s own people has become chilling in light of the revelations by former NSA Contractor Edward Snowdon.
Thomas Drake was an NSA official who was indited and tried on 10 charges. All but one misedmanor charge was dropped. On June 9, 2011, Mr. Drake pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of Exceeding authorized use of a computer to which he was sentenced to one year community service and probation.
In a 2012 interview, Thomas Drake describes loyalty as a “State Religion”
(soundbite) Now security has effectively become the state religion. You don’t question it, and if you question it, then your loyalty is questioned.
Mr. Drake went on to explain the fear element that the Federal Government is trying to promote.
(soundbite) And you also have the fear element. Fear in itself is control. And what people will do when they’re fearful is they will begin to censor themselves. So, much of what’s happening now, particularly my case, it’s set an extraordinarily chilling message, that anybody, and I was a senior executive in the government, I had a very high position in the NSA, it sends an extraordinarily chilling message, that if you speak out, if you speak up, we’re going to hammer you, and we are going to hammer you hard. Because look what we did to Mr. Drake.
All Americans need to stand together to fight this tyranny at the grass roots level. Mr. Drake, Mr, Binny, Mr. Snowdon, we are with you to stand up to the Gestapo type tactics of mass surveillance and other clear violations of our constitutional right.
Andrew Hagle Homegrownmedia.info Albany, OR