Friday, June 28, 2013

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It has occurred to me that Snowden really does fit the iconic Batman in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. While the option to just secretly hide, he presented himself as someone who's willing to give up his everyday normal life--a girlfriend, his high income, etc.--to do what he believes in. His take on how coming forward does make me think why he does it. And there is no other reasons other than following his belief on what is right. 

Edward Snowden is a very analytic and logical thinker. A deep thinker. Feeling frustrated by the corruption he discovered. As mentioned earlier, my colleagues, INTP central forum, and I concluded that he's an INTP (one of MBTI's sixteen personality types).


Pardon Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

NSA Whistle Blower Edward Snowden - The Real Dark Knight - Modern Batman

I swear I was just telling someone how Snowden is indeed the real life Batman!
The way he conveys his thoughts, that's definitely an INTP of the Myers-Briggs (MBTI).

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Edward Snowden's MBTI type: INTP (maybe) or INTJ (more likely)?

I've been wondering whether Edward Snowden's an INTP or an INTJ?

I - Definitely an introvert (quiet according to his girlfriend's blog)
NT - Deep thinker (according to his father)
P or J? - I like to say P since he's doing something that is against the authorities. But then, he seems to have things all planned out -- but maybe just for the purpose of the leaks. Hmm. I think observing his room would help a lot.

Knowing this would help the so-called Intelligence figure out his moves, assuming he's going solo which isn't the case anyway. I do hope for his safety.

Any thoughts?

I wish Big Brother were actually watching me then...

Big Brother is watching...

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That does sound very creepy. However, there were two instances where I wish Big Brother were actually watching. And if he were for those two instances, I would have to say it's wellworth the cost. Safety is more important to me than Big Brother having Big Brother watching...

The Two Instances:
1.  In high school. I was 16, scooping ice-cream as a part-time. One night, around 9 PM, this one man suddenly took out his gun, pointed at me and told me to hand over the money. I acted calmly, stating I would give him the money. As soon as I did, he told me to give him some time to get away or else his gangs would come back. Sure, so I gave him some time. Then called 911 --> the manager --> then my Mom (for comfort, of course). I was pale and scared, it was a shock to me. Reimaging that gun pointing at me, I'm still scared today. I still remember the face of the robber too. I wish Big Brother were watching.

2.  EVEN WORSE. A decade later, I was a PhD student in Biochemistry at a BigName Public University. The "mentor"/supervisor/PI (Principal Investigator) lured me into that Closed Door for the first time ever to me in my two years there, and I heard what was the most prejudice remarks I ever heard. It was the first time I felt discriminated against for anything. It was a harrassment, false accusations, abuse of faculty's power, discrimatory, etc. I probably felt the same way a Jew would felt during a one hour long conversation with Hitler. It was a direct violation of the federal and state laws and that BigName University's policies. I was threaten to disappear quietly from the university. I wish BigBrother were watching. If he were, I wouldn't have to go through that hate speech. I can still remember that specific 1-hour long "conversation"/dispute/accusations. If BigBrother had helped prevented this Hitler from harassing me, it would've been good enough.

Having Big Brother watching isn't always that bad. That is my one view on the code name PRISM.

As for Edward Snowden, it seems to me as if he has nothing to gain by making those leaks. Although Americans express mixed views, I think he acted out of what he personally believed to be right. He does have integrity. That's brave sacrificing what he had for a cause. That's just my viewpoint.

It's 2013...

At least, behind that Closed Door.