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The Oddity That Is Glenn Greenwald

Greenwald

by David Sims

GLENN GREENWALD is an oddity. He’s (biologically) Jewish, and he is a leftist, but he has acted courageously in accordance with principles. He quit a job in the mainstream press when he became disgusted by the way the MSM helped to cover up the dirty, sinister deeds of the federal government, specifically in regard to spying on US citizens.

Greenwald is the journalist who published the information from Edward Snowden, alerting Americans and the British to the way their government intelligence services were targeting them as if they were enemies of the state. This had previously been unknown by the ordinary citizen in both countries. Reporting that information won Greenwald the Pulitzer Prize for journalism.

In order to make governments more honest toward their own citizens, Glenn Greenwald founded an organization called The Intercept. But he didn’t retain the power to fire the editors of its publications. Instead, Greenwald held a contractual right to have his own articles published without editorial review, but when he tried to publish an essay critical of Joe Biden, his leftist editors refused to honor the contract and censored the article. Since Greenwald couldn’t fire those editors, he’d have had to take to court the news organization that he, himself, had founded.

Instead, Greenwald resigned, giving up a large paycheck, and decided to go lone wolf.

Greenwald made two mistakes when he founded The Intercept. First, he failed to ensure that his editorial staff was ideologically diversified. He hired only leftists like himself, in complete disregard of the fact that most leftists are, unlike himself, morally deficient where such things as honesty and keeping promises are concerned.

Second, he failed to maintain administrative control over the editorial staff, probably because he believed that he should apply to himself the same standard the he’d expect everyone else to live by. Why is that a mistake? Because it is not only social systems controlled by a bad boss that are bad social systems; also, social systems that aren’t controlled by any boss become bad over time, simply because bad people strive harder to get power than good people do. And a combination of wisdom and power, the kind of combination that makes for a good boss, is almost impossible to achieve via elections.

The only social system that stays good is one that is controlled by a good boss, and it stays good only as long as good bosses keep it so. The same thing happens in White nationalist organizations.

Other than that, the only criticism I have today for Glenn Greenwald is about his negative statements about Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil. Bolsonaro is a good leader who understands what I said about social systems being good only when controlled by a good boss. Bolsonaro isn’t making with Brazil the mistake that Greenwald made with The Intercept.

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4 November, 2020 1:03 am

Greenwald is a homosexual. His “partner” is Brazilian which probably explains a good part of his antipathy. I think he actually lives in Brazil. I have also heard but cannot confirm that The Intercept received far more Snowden documents than they have released. If true, that might not necessarily be Greenwald’s doing. To his credit, he is much more fair-minded than most everyone on the Left.

Walt Hampton
Walt Hampton
Reply to  guest
4 November, 2020 7:21 pm

Who the hell is “Greenwald?” First I ever heard
that name was right here on this site….

Dr. Vajayjay Gupta
Dr. Vajayjay Gupta
4 November, 2020 8:20 am

Greenwald is doing something that all jews should start to do: leave the West. He lives in Brazil with his husband and some non-White kids.That contribution coupled with his notoriety is possibly the best statement he has made after Snowden. Interviewed at https://youtu.be/l8pkCZBjgrk.

Karen
Karen
4 November, 2020 9:16 am

“Who is Glenn Greenwald’s husband David Miranda? How love at first sight in Brazil blossomed into same-sex marriage”

https://meaww.com/glenn-greenwald-david-miranda-love-story-husband-brazil-meeting-love-at-first-sight-relationship

Glenn Greenwald resides in Brazil with his “partner”. Glenn Greenwald is a very confused man. His professional problems are dwarfed by his personal ones.

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Horst Wessel
Horst Wessel
4 November, 2020 2:26 pm

Bolsinaro is a jew suck up. His sons wear MOSSAD T-shirts. He kisses Israel’s posterior at every opportunity.

dan quixote
dan quixote
4 November, 2020 9:57 pm

Snowden only provided evidence of specific programs, most of which were long suspected by anyone familiar with what has been already established about the capabilities of the NSA. No one with anything more than basic familiarity with computer security was in any way surprised– at all. The world’s best cryptographers have been trying to bring attention to what has often been dismissed as “conspiracy theory” for a long time. For this I am glad– even grateful– as it made it difficult for the average person to dismiss it so easily. The movie Enemy Of The State (Will Smith, Gene Hackman) was an extremely accurate depiction showing what was known to be within their capacity in the 70s. What they were capable of when that came out in the 90s was… Read more »

BuelahMan
BuelahMan
6 November, 2020 6:23 am

Frankly, since he is a jew, he can only be trusted so much. What is his scam? They ALL scam, pretty much, so what is his? A run for office of some sort? Bigger money to be made off of the right?

Keep looking and you will find it, because I have yet to find a decent jew, except the small arguable historical handful.

gabriel
gabriel
6 November, 2020 1:39 pm

I’m brazilian. Bolsonaro is a scumbag. He follows neo-liberalism economic policies that are broking our economy. Besides that, he is a communist paranoid. Nacionalists in Brazil hate him.

pj dooner
pj dooner
Reply to  gabriel
12 November, 2020 7:32 pm
Friedrich Mencken
Friedrich Mencken
8 November, 2020 10:51 am

I have to concede I enjoyed his book on Edward Snowden, I thought it was very good.

Mark
Mark
10 November, 2020 1:08 am

I’ve seen him on Tucker Carlson’s show a few times, but now I don’t even watch Tucker. Greenwald, being jewish, immediately raised a red flag in my mind, but maybe he is an anomaly … it would take some time and evidence for me to believe it. Tucker, being controlled by Fox, seems to be very fond of having jews as guests … Mark Steyn, Mark Seigle, et al., or some Black people. Seems like Fox has put him in that box.

Bridger
Bridger
14 November, 2020 9:32 am

Greenwald is an honest and principled Jew unlike so many of his kinsmen. He has been fair to Trump and doesn’t appear to be an anti-white bigot but after Trump was elected in 2016 he squealed about his restrictive immigration policies so he’s no less of a Jew when it comes to the browning of the West.

Like William Pierce said in one of his old ADV broadcasts, the problem isn’t conservative Jews or liberal Jews or religious Jews or good Jews or bad Jews. The problem is just Jews.