The "29-year-old hacker" (as barry referred to Edward Snowden last summer) made a virtual appearance at the TED Conference currently underway here in Vancouver:
After watching the full video (at the end of which he receives a standing ovation, BTW) no doubt you will agree the young man is a true hero and patriot, unlike some of the government elected "representatives" who have been disparaging his actions.
No doubt the world would be a much better place with Edward in a government position of power rather than the assorted clowns who have had that honour in recent years . . . .
H/T to "drf" for discovering the TED talk before I did . . . .