Kinsella is right that Obama has broken hearts.
The precise moment at which Barack Obama broke many progressive hearts, however, is just as easy to ascertain: it came in June of last year, when it was revealed that the U.S. government – aided and abetted by the “Five Eyes,” the governments of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom – were literally spying on millions of their own citizens.
So, will my former champion, Barack Obama, read this column, and its earnest plea for our constitutions to be worth the paper they are written on?
No need. The NSA likely tracked my keystrokes, intercepted my email to editors, and provided the president’s staff with a copy long before this morning’s paper hit the streets.
Welcome to the new era, where our “freedom” is gutted in the name of, you know, “freedom.”
Snowden, meanwhile, has been winning hearts ever since he eluded unjust capture last year.
Assange has also been an inspiration, in the face of American duplicity.