Naomi Wolf Is a Snowden Truther

Naomi Wolf—the author, Thought Leader, and political consultant/non-consultant—has been following the story of Edward Snowden, and she has decided to share her thoughts on Facebook. Specifically, Wolf wishes to convey her "creeping concern" that Snowden "is not who he purports to be." Who is he, then? Signs point to his being one of them. You know: THEM.

Key points of evidence, taken from Wolf's letter-sorted eight-point analysis:

  • "He is super-organized, for a whistleblower"—so organized, his methods resemble those of "high-level political surrogates."
  • He conveys his message "without struggling for words." Again, like a political surrogate.
  • He "is in Hong Kong, which has close ties to the UK, which has done the US’s bidding." (Note: Since 1997, Hong Kong has been a Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China.)
  • His pole-dancing girlfriend provides "great sexy or sex-related mediagenic visuals," which are a hallmark of "stories that intelligence services are advancing." ("[R]eally, she happens to pole dance?" writes Wolf, the author of Vagina: A New Biography, skeptically.)
  • "I was at dinner last night to celebrate the brave and heroic Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights."

That last one has something to do with Julian Assange, and how Julian Assange is careful to keep lots of lawyers around him, unlike Snowden, who is suspiciously well organized and composed, except for his failure to get a lawyer. Because Julian Assange is the genuine article, not like Snowden, and whistleblowers who are the genuine article "don’t tend ever to call attention to their own self-sacrifice," which is a thing that Julian Assange would never dream of doing in a million years.

But why this whole elaborate ruse? The underlying plan is very simple:

It is actually in the Police State’s interest to let everyone know that everything you write or say everywhere is being surveilled.

Let's just replay that one in boldface:

It is actually in the Police State’s interest to let everyone know that everything you write or say everywhere is being surveilled.

This is why our surveillance apparatus operates using secret orders that are secretly overseen by a closed court, whose decisions are classified. This is why the technology and communications companies cooperating with the surveillance program are forbidden to acknowledge that the surveillance program exists. This is why the Director of National Intelligence lied to Congress about what the surveillance program collected. Because they all wanted you to know about it.