Because of Blunden's condensed writing style, I found that I had to read every word carefully to get the full meaning--and it was very worthwhile.
In contrast to the facile and naive solution that Snowden thinks is sufficient to deal with government spying on our computers, electronic gadgets, and emails, Blunden's argument leads us to the following conclusion:
There are laws that allow these violations to transpire. Furthermore the government which formulated these laws has been captured by plutocratic factions. The intelligence services, in particular the CIA, exist to serve these elite interests. To seek refuge in strong encryption is to escape into denial. Bolstering security and protecting our civil liberties will require the public to mobilize and generate the political impetus to take on the Deep State. [my emphasis]