Motives are extremely important. sometimes even more important than actions.
This is why i have very mixed feelings every time i see a poster with Snowden’s words. Because i am not sure he did what he did because of his beliefs or ideology. I am afraid, he did it because he was simply a Russian spy. And because he was paid to defame US. When you get paid, and you get paid by the other interested party, it’s not heroism, it’s something which pretends to be heroism, but it’s not.
No wonder Wikipedia has a rule that those who write articles should not be paid for that. That’s a different motive. And that motive changes everything.
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