This program begins by revisiting “The Adventures of Eddie the Friendly Spook” Snowden. The “Snowdenistas,” the GOP and the violent, paramilitary, secessionist right constitute a political continuum, the liberal views of most of Snowden’s supporters, notwithstanding. Snowden’s leaking journalist of choice–Citizen Greenwald–continues his pattern of fraternizing and professionally defending Nazis and White Supremacists. Ebay, owned by Snowden’s financial angel–Pierre Omidyar–is a supporter of ALEC, one of the most important of the far-right political engines. Underscoring the extremist nature of the contemporary Republican Party, we note that Texas politicians, including Governor-elect Greg Abbott have been explicitly supportive of paramilitary vigilantes operating along the Mexican border, some of which were stockpiling ammonium nitrate. Douglas MacKinnon (a former Reagan and George H.W. Bush speechwriter) is advocating the secession of a number of states to form a new country called “Reagan.” Having grandstanded as an “anti-terror” bulwark, former Bush (II) Attorney General John Ashcroft is practicing law. One of his clients is weapons dealer Viktor Bout, who supplied weapons to Al Qaeda.
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