What I did:
Watch the news video about Edward Snowden On CNN
Read the passage below
What I 've learnt:
Snowden has become the biggest nightmare of US government since he is holding the evidence of America spying on almost everyone in the world, ignoring our rights of privacy. This will be a very serious issuse especially in a country like America, that condemns other countries for human rights.
I was really impressed by the words he said to the public (at least for now I think he is doing all these for justice):
"I did what I believed right and began a campaign to correct this wrongdoing. I did not seek to enrich myself. I did not seek to sell US secrets. I did not partner with any foreign government to guarantee my safety. Instead, I took what I knew to the public, so what affects all of us can be discussed by all of us in the light of day, and I asked the world for justice," he said.
I felt grateful to this man, for being brave enough to voice out the secrets and protecting our rights. He betrayed his country. Moreover he might be never able to see his family again as he had become one of the American most WANTED criminals and he will get caught once he stepped foot on his homeland again.
His behaviour is really great but if I am him, I won't have the courage to let go everything I own and be the criminal of my country. And that's why I adore him so much. He is doing something that most ordinary people couldn't think of doing. There are some people suspecting that he might be a spy from other countries. Nobody knows who is telling the truth, but I think one should be praised as long as he is doing good for a large majority of human beings.
His story is quite interesting for me and it makes me consider what kind of person I want to be in the future. I will keep track on his news.
I have also learnt some new words:
1. asylum: Protect offered by foreign countries when a criminal escapes to that country
2. surveillance: Keep an eye on ...
3. circumstance: situation