...But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not...
Milton, Areopagitica

Except he had found the
standing sea-rock that even this last
Temptation breaks on; quieter than death but lovelier; peace
that quiets the desire even of praising it.

Jeffers, Meditation On Saviors



The Washington Post conflates Snowden/Greenwald and Manning/Wikileaks, and elides entirely the Collateral Murder video. Essentially saying "Nothing new here". Everybody already knew the US was spying on them.
I'm not so sure people already understood the brutal incompetent idiocy of US military practice in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nor that they yet do. Manning's release was a little heavier than "Hey, world, the NSA's reading your email."

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