Many of us are aware about the recent leak by Edward Snowden regarding the surveillance of US citizens' private phone/internet usage. I have been under the assumption of this for a long time, so I didn't even bother reading about it in the news. I was just on Facebook and noticed an article that was shared by the Occupy Wall St page, so I figured I might as well read through it real quick. The article itself was nothing new in itself. However, the comments left by the readers were... SHOCKING. The vast majority of commenters all referred to Snowden as a traitor for "exposing" the US and fleeing to China. The general consensus on there is that "he is a coward and should be tried for treason." I expected to read that from a few people, but not the majority of posters... I'd say theres a 10:1 ratio of people against what Snowden did, to people who are for it. Am I missing something here? Are the majority of our citizens that clueless? Or are they just blinded by their false patriotism? Do they really believe everything the government does behind closed doors is for their own safety? Don't get me wrong, I love this country, I wouldn't live anywhere else. But our government... thats a different story. Maybe reading George Orwell's novel, 1984 has simply made me go mad, unlike all the people supporting the capture and death of Snowden... I guess what I am wanting to get from this thread is how do you guys feel about such a staggering amount of "sheeple" that we live among? I feel as though the members of GrassCity are all a bit more "awake" then most people I talk to, considering we have all seen how the government lies to us, first hand, from simply having smoked marijuana and not dieing on the spot, or going on to do crazy shit. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/10/edward-snowden-petition_n_3415566.html Comments at the bottom, multiple pages.