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 Edward Snowden explains the very important distinction between right and wrong, and legal and illegal.
https://video.nostr.build/4ea215f8f68964c867b0d01d55515d7701652ce6db52a7cc699e0dd70ed4a506.mp4 
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 Powerful quote 
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 There is another important distinction: Law is not static, must be adapted to social reality. 
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 This is the same as saying there must be a king who manages the normies , and that king must be wise.
And I agree with that. But there is no way to ensure the king will always be wise. Therefore, the world must be very much decentralized and non nationalistic, so that there would be good chances of having wise kings here and there at all times. And better chances for good kings to "fix" the bad neighbours.
Also, the wise men have to never again give in to any collectivist ideas like communism and democracy. 
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 City states with constitutional monarchs, and allow free travel between the city states... it's the best model I can think of for a free-market of governance. 
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 I can only add that there must also be uninhabited and unclaimed land that is for all tastes and no lower quality than the inhabited one. For fresh starts in case all kings suck.  
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 Basically, what you do not use and cannot individually (non-collectively) protect, is not yours. 
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 Excellent definition. But for normie sheep this is impossible to understand.
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 Most folks in the US cannot possibly conceive the seriousness and treasonous act of declaring  independence. That declaration was illegal at the time. 
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 I don't know but I do have the feeling that somethings off with Snowden. Always had that feeling with him. He seems to me like a psy-op. It's weird. 
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 Yea…what do you think on Assange? 
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 Everythimg is a psy-op. Trump, Alex Jones, Q, Satoshi Nakamoto, Bukele, Elon, Assange, Zelenski, Bill Gates, Biden, Sunak, Macron, you name it. Snowden now - perhaps less so.
The ones probably closest in reality to what they appear (-ed) are JFK, Putin, Assad, Jack, Soros.
You are watching a movie. But only if you are on bitcoin. Else, you are playing a role in the movie. 
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 I think people that bring this up have seen too many James Bond movies. He consistently says things that make sense. Nothing could be more psyop then the patriot act so I guess our entire government is a psyop. 
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 👏👏👏👏👏👏 
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 It is the fundamental mechanism of evolution: 
sometimes it results in cancer, sometimes in an expanded neocortex, but it is always a rebellion against the rules. 
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 So true and we need to be reminded of this

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 I've been thinking about this a lot too. The constitution allows for reform to the government by the people, but the same govt doesn't allow it, and will imprison anyone with treason who tries

Catch 22 
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 So obvious yet so often forgotten about.

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 @Snowden in 2010 Noah Riley was a smart techie. He said he video chatted with people from Russia but I don't know if it was true. I was working on human trafficking stories from a ministry branching out from IHOPKC ministry that now is on the spotlight because of Mr. Bickle. I never knew Mike personally so I don't have a rape or harassment case.