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Post time 2013-6-12 05:50:59 |Display all floors
Facilities Post time: 2013-6-3 23:00
"I believe one must understand that the whites are happy with the West"

This type of statement and  ...

This thread reminds me of what Edward Snowden did.  I believe what he uncovered will only be of intellectual interest to the pure intellectuals, such as myself: I learned a lot about human behavior and the intricacies of the US government and CIA and enjoyed learning this information out of pure intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness.  

But, for most Americans, they don't care either way if they are being spied on or not; this is too intellectual a scenario for most Americans to care about; most are much more interested in much simpler things and much more simple way of living.  For example, if the government was conspiring to take away their cable television or video games or alcohol or fast foods or pornography or tobacco or sports teams or MTV music, then the pubic would be extremely angry.  

So, whistle-blowers such as Snowden are only harming themselves by revealing these secrets; society at large does not care, and as such, Snowden's actions will result in no change in the USA.  

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Post time 2013-6-14 15:12:39 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2013-6-12 11:36
Edward Sbnowden is my hero!

It is a shame that democracies need whistleblowers.

I don't know about Snowden . . . Not sure about him  . . .

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Post time 2013-6-14 16:19:01 |Display all floors
Rather than seeing it as supporting the West, I think Chinese should consider supporting certain human advances that are generally regarded as Western. For example, socialism has profound Western influences. Democracy also. Neither of these are useless to Easterners. The whole West vs East idea is wrong.
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