Policy, Policy, Policy...
And the months ahead, the years ahead, it's only gonna get worse. Until eventually there will be a time where, uh, policies will change, because the only thing that restricts the activities of the surveillance state are policy. Even our agreements with other sovereign governments, we consider that to be a stipulation of policy rather than a stipulation of law. And because of that, a new leader will be elected, they'll flip the switch, uh, say that, um, because of the crisis, because of the dangers that we face in the world, y'know, some, some new and unpredicted threat, we need more authority, we need more power, and there will be nothing the people can do at that point to oppose it, uh, and it'll be turn-the-key tyranny.
Yeah so, in his words, he came forward over NSA policy or NSA practice? Or is it state practice? Or is it none of them, since he's talking about a future that's guaranteed where there is popular inaction? If he's talking about the hidden policies of the NSA that are different from the policies presently written down, why doesn't he focus on that? Why is he all about the coming practice?
So, that's what INTPs do? They hide their sense of where the basic error resides and they talk about maybe futures instead? Sitting right out in front of the media is perhaps the wrong time to use Behind The Scenes interaction style, but he can't help himself, right? Even now, he's still looking for new possibilities by throwing out scary possibilities like tyranny so he can see what people argue back?
That actually is probably why I haven't seen INTP here. To have Snowden be INTP offends any number of aesthetic and ethical sensibilities because it seems to me there are basic elements to his performance you have to remove first, the biggest one being conviction.