Sunday, June 09, 2013

Libradar: Is Edward Snowden libertarian?

People are asking if Edward Snowden (the NSA leaker) is libertarian. My answer is "probably".

We libertarians have a sort of "gaydar", we can spot fellow libertarians even when they say things that are completely neutral and non-political. Back in the day, I was in the "libertarian-closet", and tried to hide my wacky feelings for limited government. I tried to talk and act like everyone else. However, other libertarians could tell my true self. I never understood how that was possible.

Now that I've gotten older, I've discovered that I've got libradar, too, and can often recognize my fellow wackos. I can't say consciously what makes me feel that Snowden is libertarian, but I get that vibe from him.


Anonymous said...

You should read more about hackers and programming on this blog before judging him

Anonymous said...

Yeah he's such a libertarian he worked for a company (Booz Allen) whose only source of revenue is the American taxpayer. Yeah... sounds like a 'libertarian' to me!