From the beginning, Rappoport has always figured that there are way too many inconsistencies in Snowden’s story not to think that he was helped along the way to do what he did, and that the real question is who was he working for when he left the U.S. for Hong Kong — and, did he know it?
I remember being initially shocked at Rappoport’s apostasy, given that Snowden’s defection was such an instant media hit carving an even clearer dividing line than usual between the good guys and the bad guys, or rather, between those who celebrate him as a courageous hero, and those who insist he is a despicable traitor. And of course, I wanted to cheer him on as a hero.
However, my own intuitive hit was not quite that. I was suspicious of just how quickly Snowden’s flight from Hawaii to Hong Kong dominated the MSM and alternative news, and especially wondered about the cat and mouse game that followed, keeping everybody transfixed and distracted (rather like the cat and mouse game that followed the plane that did or did not go down in the ocean recently). I do sense that Snowden is sincere in his beliefs and attitudes, but that he’s likely an unwitting actor in a play that has as its goal the public recognizing that they are under continuous surveillance, which serves to increase fear, hopelessness, and futility, thus furthering the mind-control aims of the deep state.
Rappoport has one paragraph in his latest take-down of the current Snowden media circus that really, to me, says it all:
Was the theft of NSA documents part of a much larger plan to let the American people know they are being spied on, 24/7? To enforce the power and effectiveness of the Surveillance State? Because, when you think about it, the population needs to know they’re being spied on. That’s the biggest priority. Then they tailor their own thoughts and words and actions voluntarily. That’s what makes the Surveillance State work.