"Snowden basically did it just to be a jerk..."
Damn, this sounds like one of those times that calling somebody a jerk makes you the jerk. The tools he provided dispelled the defense that could be taken by the US Govt. that essentially states... "... but we don't have the tools!"
And yes, I agree 100%, the commercial break is over, cya :-)
P.S. Of course, we need to realize it's not just TV that keeps us inactionable, it's also $this.