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The Snowdenistas, the GOP and Violent Secession

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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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