When Representative John Lewis said Edward Snowden was “appealing to a higher law” by exposing the government’s citizen surveillance programs, a lot of folks were puzzled. (See Rep. Lewis likens Snowden to Gandhi.) After all, the DC Interventionist State is founded on an alliance between the Civil Rights Industry and the Military/Industrial Complex. Each needs and serves the other.
Didn’t Lewis’ handlers realize the boss was off-message?
Well, they finally did realize it, and made sure Lewis toed the party line. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs assured his readers that Lewis was still on the plantation:
Rep. John Lewis: No Praise for Snowden
The Website of Congressman John Lewis, Serving the 5th Congressional District of Georgia
Aug 8, 2013
“News reports about my interview with The Guardian are misleading, and they do not reflect my complete opinion. Let me be clear. I do not agree with what Mr. Snowden did. He has damaged American international relations and compromised our national security. He leaked classified information and may have jeopardized human lives. That must be condemned.”
Yes, it’s a bad thing that the public learned about their government’s illegal spying. Bad!