Edward Snowden gave an impressive interview on Joe Rogan yesterday, certainly worth a watch, as so much of what he said is correct and relevant.
But it wasn’t conducted like a normal interview, with very few questions from Joe, and no real challenging of Edward’s statements.
Some good quotes:
- You can’t awaken someone who is pretending to be asleep
- There are no heroes, there are only heroic decisions. You are never further than one decision away from making a difference
- But at the end of the day, you have to recognize if you’re trying to eliminate all risks from your life, what you’re actually doing is eliminating all possibility from your life
- Everything that we do now lasts forever. Not because we want to remember, but because we are not allowed to forget
If the CIA had briefed him before appearing, they may have asked him to:
- Stick to the official story about what happened on 9/11
- Downplay the existence of the deep state
- Downplay conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists
Edward Snowden by his own admission has been a career intelligence operative, and these views of his may just be ingrained from his years of work for the CIA, NSA, and others. It could just be coincidental that these views align with the CIA.
Joe Rogan has an ex (maybe not ex?) CIA operative Mike Baker on his show regularly:
This is a lot of air time for one person on the show, and Mike generally tows the company line when talking about the CIA.
It is of note that both Alex Jones and Joe Rogan seemed uncomfortable and perhaps untruthful when both of them said, unprompted, that they never worked for the CIA during Alex Jones’ latest appearance on the show.
Media is changing, it was traditionally talking heads on TV and printed newspapers. The CIA has been shown to have infiltrated these traditional forms of media. Joe Rogan’s show is the most popular of its kind, so it is logical that at some point, the CIA may try to influence the content.