In America, we value freedom. In Russia, they shoot you if you look funny. Not in America, where George Washington personally outlawed injustice in 1776. In Australia, you can buy soda pop in whatever size you want, just like in America. Why didn't Snowden go to Australia? Instead he went to Russia where people ridicule you for not holding the party line.
I don't get why he wouldn't stay in America, where you're always permitted an option of TWO opinions. Think of the smorgasbord of ideas and possibilities that suggests! When you have two options, there's nothing you can't do! You can either pick an opinion, or the anti-opinion. Keep in mind though, that if you select in an opinion, you have to select opinions in the future, and if you select an anti-opinions, you have to select anti-opinions in the future. Freedom is also easily intelligible and concerns itself with ideas that are easily digested. Notice in Germany, before world war ii, they had a lot of scientists who talked about stuff people couldn't understand, which shows how the society wasn't free and led to the unfreedom of Nazism.
I mean, in Russia, when they have boxing matches, they don't even train the good old fashioned way by carrying hunks of wood on their back! They load themselves up with steroids, which is something unheard of in American athletes, where we value freedom and honesty. They don't even use the same alphabet over there. They use an alphabet that looks like ours, but the letters are all flipped around or mean the wrong things.... I guess all the preschool teachers there must also be preschoolers themselves!