Edward Snowden Takes A Brave Stand Against Big Brother
Thanks for the favor, Snowden. We owe you one. 6/13/2013
I was born in 1947, a year before 1948 when George Orwell wrote his classic novel 1984. His novel was required reading in high school so, to some extent, I lived in dread of 1984 when I turned 37. The year ended without incident, with Ronald Reagan reelected as President. But as time passed I, like many Americans, became increasingly alarmed at how our freedoms and privacy were being slowly, then rapidly eaten away. Yes, there was a need to protect us from terrorists, but if the price of that protection is the loss our freedom, then our enemies have already won. As such, when I learned that Edward Snowden chose to give up his high paying job and material comfort to warn us of a great abuse of Government power, my initial inclination was to side with him. On the matrix below, the axis term is G. ORWELL. SNOWDEN is at an ELS. His concern, PRIVACY, is also at an ELS. In the open text is AND PUT ME IN PRISON. Crossing PRISON and at the same skip as G. ORWELL is a transliteration of OBAMA. Snowden is making clear that he is not a spy. In the open text is WE ARE NO SPIES. Believe him until proven otherwise. OBAMA is exactly what G. ORWELL feared.
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MATRIX. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is attached to the axis term, here G. ORWELL in unwrapped Torah at its ninth lowest skip. Obviously the first a-priori key word to search for was SNOWDEN. He is on the matrix, before downgrade due to ELS rank 9 of the axis term, against odds of about 403 to 1, which is an impressive match. His concern, PRIVACY, was not so spectacluar a match, having close to 1 chance in 3 to be present. Two spellings were checked for OBAMA, and one of them was present at a special case skip (+/-1 or the skip of the axis term - the latter of which is on the matrix against odds of about 67 to 1. For the expression AND PUT ME IN PRISON, only PRISON was of a-priori interest, and it is on the matrix at skip +1 against odds of about 8 to 1. For the expression the open text WE ARE NO SPIES, only SPIES was of a-priori interest, and it (or SPY) is on the matrix in the open text against odds of about 58 to 1, although the denial, which I believe in this case, is of great interest. Overall, the combined matrix exists against odds of about 4,159,506 to 1. It is highly significant, as is what Snowden is attempting to accomplish while risking his life to do so.
SNOWDEN'S REAL SIGNIFICANCE. Snowden told the South China Morning Post: "People who think I made a mistake in picking Hong Kong as a location misunderstand my intentions. I am not here to hide from justice. I am here to reveal criminality." He asks the people of Hong Kong for a fair trail, and I hope he gets it. It is wise to remember how the Holocaust became possible.
EDWARD SNOWDEN'S ACTIONS IN 1933 COULD HAVE PREVENTED MUCH OF THE HOLOCAUST. Another Edward, Edward Black, wrote a book entitled IBM AND THE HOLOCAUST. The following is an extract from the Wikipedia article about it and why we need people like Snowden to protect us from too much Government snooping:
The 1933 census, with design help and tabulation services provided by IBM through its German subsidiary, proved to be pivotal to the Nazis in their efforts to identify, isolate, and ultimately destroy the country's Jewish minority. Black describes the situation faced by German Jews:
"Since the advent of the Third Reich, thousands of Jews nervously assumed they could hide from the Aryan clause.
"But Jews could not hide from millions of punch cards thudding through Hollerith machines, comparing names across generations, address changes across regions, family trees and personal data across unending registries. It did not matter that the required forms or questionnaires were filled in by leaking pens and barely sharpened pencils, only that they were later tabulated and sorted by IBM's precision technology."
On September 13, 1935, Hitler demanded the immediate implementation of a "Law for the Protection of German Blood" which deprived Jews of German citizenship and prohibited them from having sexual relations with or from marrying Aryans. Machine-tabulated census data greatly expanded the estimated number of Jews in Germany by identifying individuals with only one or a few Jewish ancestors. Previous estimates of 400,000 to 600,000 were abandoned for a new estimate of 2 million Jews in the nation of 65 million.
Another German census was conducted on May 17, 1939, when 750,000 census takers conducted interviews with the country's 22 million households, and also millions of factories. The purpose of the census was to identify the number of Jews in Germany and its newly expanded territories and to precisely locate each individual so that the Jewish population could be effectively ghettoized. Ancestral lines had to be documented by each head of household as part of the national census, which dwarfed in size and detail the 1933 Prussian census.
As the Nazi war machine occupied successive nations of Europe, capitulation was followed by a census of the population of each subjugated nation, with an eye to the identification and isolation of Jews and Gypsies. For example, the September 1, 1939 invasion of Poland was followed by an October 14 order of the Special Operations unit of the German Secret Police for a full census of the Jewish population, information which supplemented published information from the 1931 general Polish census. These census operations were intimately intertwined with technology and cards supplied by IBM's German and new Polish subsidiaries, which were awarded specific sales territories in Poland by decision of the New York office following Germany's successful Blitzkrieg invasion.
In the case of Poland, the ordered census took place over several days, from December 17 to December 23, 1939. The census was both meticulous and cold-blooded, as Black notes:
"Each person over the age of twelve was required to fill out census and registration in duplicate, and then was fingerprinted. Part of the form was stamped and returned as the person's new identification form. Without it, they would be shot. With it, they would be deported."
Data generated by means of counting and alphabetization equipment supplied by IBM through its German and other national subsidiaries was instrumental in the efforts of the German government to concentrate and ultimately destroy ethnic Jewish populations across Europe, Black demonstrates. He also notes, in an understated aside, that fully half of IBM's German subsidiary's annual profit — RM 1.8 million — was suddenly generated in December 1939.
IBM technology in the camps
Black also reports that every Nazi concentration camp maintained its own Hollerith-Abteilung (Hollerith Department), assigned with keeping tabs on inmates through use of IBM's punchcard technology. In his book, Black charges that "without IBM's machinery, continuing upkeep and service, as well as the supply of punch cards, whether located on-site or off-site, Hitler's camps could have never managed the numbers they did.
Each of the major concentration camps was assigned a Hollerith code number for paperwork purposes: Auschwitz — 001; Buchenwald — 002; Dachau — 003; Flossenbürg — 004; Gross-Rosen — 005; Herzogenbusch — 006; Mauthausen — 007; Natzweiler — 008; Neuengamme — 009; Ravensbrück — 010; Sachsenhausen — 011; and Stutthoff — 012.
Upon arrival at the camps in 1943, incoming prisoners would be examined for fitness to work, physical information would be recorded on a medical record, names would be cross-checked with data from the Political Section to determine whether the prisoner was additionally wanted for political offenses.
THE WHITE HOUSE PETITION TO PARDON SNOWDEN. You can sign a White House Petition to pardon Snowden HERE, but I would advise against it. You would just be putting your name on a White House enemies list, and we have already seen them use the IRS to audit their enemies (in particular the Tea Party and pro-Israel groups). Rather, I think the best course is this. Support any legitimate defense fund for Snowden, and when cleared, support him as a candidate for the House of Represenatives or Senate (at 29 he is too young to run for the White House). Consider supporting Rand Paul for President in 2016. He may appoint Snowden to an office that will protect our Constitutional rights against unlawful search and seizure.
SNOWDEN FOR PRESIDENT? There is a matrix HERE that suggests Snowden may one day be elected President of the United States.