by Douglas French, Daily Reckoning.com:
“It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future,” says a proverb often attributed to Yogi Berra. Imagine the world of freedom, or lack of it. Who could foresee the technologies that make our lives so rewarding and convenient? The same technologies have us all under the government’s giant microscope. Thankfully, the brave have turned the microscope around.
Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Glenn Greenwald, and Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning have spoken truth to power at great risk. The man who imagined such heroes is libertarian novelist L. Neil Smith, who recently said, referring to these four whistleblowers, “I wrote about them (actually, I anticipated them) long before most people in the world ever knew they existed.”
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