I know this is most likely not my place and I know people have deep ideas about what is going on with NSA, but first let me say I'm a REAL PERSON. I'm also not a fascist. I'd love to take the time to introduce myself since I have been grouped together into something only because I posted a comment. I came here because I like Politics, but I do not know how well I will do in the current climate. Apparently lines are drawn between Dems.
I would like to state I am a progressive Dem. I'm not fully happy with all the things Barack Obama has done, but I think between Obama or Romney I am still glad I supported Barack Obama. My first choice was John Edwards after he dropped out it was between Obama or Hillary. Honestly I think either or would have been fine as a President. There is a lot of stuff Bill Clinton did that I didn't like either, but that is part of the Pagan in me.
You see as a progressive I am not a single issue voter. I believe in changing NSA, but I do not believe in how the story with Snowden is. No offense to those who support Snowden I just do not believe the story has been handled well and that is a media issue on my part. I do not like the total drama or on going Soap opera effect. This whole Episode is confusing. Below the jump I'll explain more
For NSA it isn't about just spying, but knowing that technology has been turned against us. I want to state again I do believe in changing NSA, but I believe in doing it the right way. No matter what I say next someone is going to change my words, but I'll say it I think there are some give and takes when it comes to living in the world that we do. My idea of Freedom giving up everything and going back to cave living. Sadly I can not do that yet because there are still people I take care about.
As a Pagan I believe in standing up for ones right. The reason why I am a Pagan is because I can not conform to a religious belief. I myself believe in all the Gods and Goddesses of the Old Ways. That is not for everyone and I respect that. It is why I am writing this as my first dairy please understand we are not black and white. I have views that differ from some and that is fine. Nobody should be forced to pick sides on this.
If you are going to make NSA about picking sides nothing will be done. Honestly people if we want change to happen with NSA then we need to be the leaders not just people responding to stories to call each other names. You want to make a difference fine then here is what I want you to do start holding meetups and gathering people together in all 50 states. Occupy was a movement and right now you want something to be done then you need a movement. START ONE.
We may not agree on who has the data or how it is being released, but we can agree on one thing as citizens it is our job to create change. If you want to learn from history study how Paganism truly was. There were Pagans out there who could truly stand up and stop wars. Now it maybe impossible to do that now with technology, but understand if you want change then lets CREATE TRUE CHANGE not just name calling. If you want to do something with the REAL WORLD then now is the time to go out and get Dems together. Force Town halls on the subject get others together. Do not just fight among dems and name call to each other instead lets start by doing real ACTIONS towards change. I am not black or white and you will never get me to pick a single side because I am a Pagan. If you want to challenge my views do so by CREATING REAL CHANGE. Stand up for your rights.