I was raised to think we were the "good guys," the lovers of freedom and
justice who were trying to show the world a better way.Turns out,
the difference between us and the "bad guys" is that we have more money
and more technology. We spy on our friends and enemies and citizens.
We torture people. We hold people in prison without trial. And, instead of using
suicide bombers we use remotely operated drones. And all of it is
classified "top secret" because it is too ugly for the light of day.
That is why Edward Snowden is on the run and Chelsea Manning is in military
prison. They exposed the corruption and had to pay the price.