Greenwald’s Intercept Still Promoting “Edward Snowden”, the Manufactured Hero of Surveillance Capitalism
by Scott Creighton
The following are notes for a video I am in the process of making. It’s on the re-emergence of their manufactured hero “Edward Snowden” and his efforts to promote more propaganda on Glenn Greenwald’s website. In the interview he did “Snowden” (a fake name) says folks should temper their expectations from the Mueller investigation because Trump is too stupid to be trusted with collusion by the Russians but that in all likelihood, Russian interference did take place and The Donald most certainly WANTED to collude. He was just too dumb. “Snowden” is making the public ready for a big nothing-burger coming from the investigation.
He also promotes his own venture into the world of surveillance capitalism brought about by his and Glenn Greenwald’s psychological operation back in 2013.
Finally, his interviewer praises him for coming forward and “starting the conversation” that gave us things like the USA Freedom Act and the new CISPA, called “CISA” because they dropped the pretense that it was about PROTECTING your rights to privacy.
Below the fold you will find a lot of material and references detailing that interview and the whole “Snowde” psyop along with scores of info on what has been happening as a direct result of us “having the conversation” and getting Big Business what they DESPERATELY WANTED back in April of 2013… just before “Snowden” and Greenwald kicked off their campaign.
PLUS you will see a particial list of just SOME of the serious privacy violations being committed by Big Business in their never ending quest to make as much money as they can from the new surveillance capitalism state and all the control that comes with it.
When the video comes out, I will post it on this thread.
“Of course, we all know by now that the Freedom Act (brought to you by the work of folks like Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras and “Edward Snowden”) empowers companies like Verizon to harvest all your data and communications and use them as they see fit. All they need now is the new CISPA (CISA) and they will have their fascist control grid in place. Scott Creighton
“The privacy-killing law CISA — which gives legal immunity to corporations when they share your private data with the U.S. government — is back on the Senate floor after Internet activists have successfully delayed it many times. This could be our last chance to stop it for good.”Boing Boing
GREENWALD: Right. Even if it’s a step in the right direction (the USA Freedom Act) it’s a very small step in the right direction. (Greenwald said this in an interview with Jameel Jaffer yesterday)
“The bill was originally introduced in both houses of the U.S. Congress on October 29, 2013, following publication of classified NSA memos describing bulk data collection programs leaked by Edward Snowden that June.” Wikipedia
“Well, how does that lead to CISPA?
Let’s start with the obvious… the timing.
April 15th, 2013… right before this whole thing kicked off and Glenn Greenwald was contacted by Edward Snowden, 200 senior IBM executives hit D.C. like a plague of locusts to push them to pass the new CISPA bill.
“The message we’re going to give [lawmakers] is going to be a very simple, clear message: support the passage of CISPA,” he later added. The Hill
IBM is not the only megacorp pressing congress to pass this bill. In fact, when you start looking at the proponents of it, you will find SEVERAL of the companies directly linked to the Edward Snowden psyop.
“CISPA had garnered favor from corporations and lobbying groups such as Microsoft, Facebook, AT&T, IBM, Apple Inc. , Intel, Oracle Corporation, Symantec, and Verizon and the United States Chamber of Commerce, which look on it as a simple and effective means of sharing important cyber threat information with the government. Google has not taken a public position on the bill but has shown previous support for it…” List of companies who have sent letters of support for CISPA since 2012
You will also find major players like the Business Roundtable in support of CISPA as well as:
- The Financial Services Roundtable
- Lockheed Martin
- Cyber, Space and Intelligence Association
- Internet Security Alliance
In all, with the aligned companies that make up the various Roundtables and alliances, there are 800 corporations that support the passage of CISPA.
800 corporations, Business Roundtable, Financial Roundtable, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the Military Industrial Complex in general all standing for something the general public is strongly against.
Back in Aug of 2012, after CISPA and SOPA failed to garner enough support to become the law of the land, long after PIPA also failed, the groundwork was already being laid for the House vote on CISPA scheduled for April 23rd of this year. It passed the House last year but public outcry against it was such
That brings me back to the quote I teased you with at the opening of this article from Bob Adelmann in an article he wrote in 2012 titled “CISPA is Big Brother’s Friend”
“The primary problem, according to Meeks, is that it tries to kill a flea with a baseball bat: Any alleged security the bill offers against potential hackers “comes at the expense of unfettered government access to our personal information, which is then likely to be sucked into the secretive black hole of the spying complex known as the National Security Agency.”
Despite some window dressing by Mssrs. Rogers and Ruppersberger, the bill still has major problems. First it has “an overly broad, almost unlimited definition of the information [that] can be shared [by private Internet companies] with government agencies.” It overrides existing federal or state privacy laws with its language that says information between private and public agencies is shared “notwithstanding any other provision of law.”
In addition, the bill would create a “backdoor wiretap program” because the information being shared isn’t limited specifically to issues of cybersecurity but could be used for any other purpose as well. The language is unclear about what would trigger a CISPA investigation: “efforts to degrade, disrupt or destroy” a network. Would that apply to someone innocently downloading a large file — a movie, perhaps — that is perceived, under the bill, to be an “effort to degrade, disrupt or destroy” a network?” Bob Adelmann, April 2012
This is basically the wet dream of the fascist state which is why 800 corporations support it and spent $68 million dollars last year lobbying congress to push it through this year.
With CISPA they can do anything with the data, your personal data; they can trade it, sell it, use it for marketing, make derivatives off it for all I know which is probably one reason the Financial Services Roundtable and all their globalist banking members want it so bad.” me, June 2013
“Edward Snowden” was manufactured as an asset. An asset which helped Big Business (US Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable and 800 MAJOR US businesses) achieve what they wanted: the privatization of the surveillance state or the creation of what has been called “surveillance capitalism.”
It is “total informational awareness” for Big Business and we are seeing and having to live with it’s consequences everyday.
Like all assets, the Deep State never gives one up until it’s used up. That’s a fact.
So “Edward Snowden” is still lurking around, certainly NOT in Russia, doing interviews pushing his own “surveillance capitalism” project and helping them push their disinfo whenever they need it.
It’s sad and more than a little scary that so few fully understand what this guy was and is. Hopefully more will come to understand the service he provided to all those Big Businesses like Facebook and Google who are spying on you, listening to your conversations at home and in your car and where ever you take your phone. They are listening. Recording. Processing. Analyzing. Marketing. Selling. Reporting. And black-listing.
That’s total informational awareness.
And it was brought to you by “Edward Snowden”… the manufactured hero of “surveillance capitalism.”
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