No wonder they hate him

He’s never bought into the mindless American cheerleading:

Former President Jimmy Carter announced support for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden this week, saying that his uncovering of the agency’s massive surveillance programs had proven “beneficial.”

Speaking at a closed-door event in Atlanta covered by German newspaper Der Spiegel, Carter also criticized the NSA’s domestic spying as damaging to the core of the nation’s principles.

“America does not have a functioning democracy at this point in time,” Carter said, according to a translation by Inquisitr.

No American outlets covered Carter’s speech, given at an Atlantic Bridge meeting, which has reportedly led to some skepticism over Der Spiegel’s quotes. But Carter’s stance would be in line with remarks he’s made on Snowden and the issue of civil liberties in the past.

2 thoughts on “No wonder they hate him

  1. There is no better evidence that Amerika is no longer a democracy that the total blackout of opposing views. Fourth Estate my ass.

  2. Oh and I love the line to the effect, if it’s not in an American paper it didn’t happen. Fuck that noise.

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