Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents | Intellectual Takeout

Whistleblower Edward Snowden recently popped up and offered his take on the presidential election.

Source: Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents | Intellectual Takeout

I found this interesting! Whether one considers Snowden a hero or a traitor, he often has useful things to say, and these comments are among them:

“Snowden highlighted Obama’s failure to close Guantanamo Bay and end mass warrantless surveillance as specific broken campaign promises. Snowden said he was bringing up these points simply to drive home a larger message.

‘We should be cautious about putting too much faith or fear into elected officials,’ said Snowden. ‘At the end of the day, this is just a president.’

“He said if people want to change the world, they should look to themselves instead of putting their hopes or fears in a single person. ‘This can only be the work of the people,’ Snowden said. ‘If we want to have a better world we can’t hope for an Obama, and we should not fear a Donald Trump, rather we should build it ourselves.'” Continue reading “Snowden: Stop Putting So Much Faith (and Fear) in Presidents | Intellectual Takeout”