Personally, i think Snowden is a hero of sorts. Anytime you sacrifice yourself, your life, your comfort, your status or image etc, for the truth and for the betterment of others, it's pretty heroic in at least my eyes. Actually the very essence and embodiment of same.
I also think that we need to completely overthrow this current government and larger system and by system, i also mean especially the international banksters. If i thought it had a snow balls chance in h*ll, i would try to start such a revolution myself. Maybe a group of super prodigy hackers, hooked up with good people on the inside could do something, with a lot of support from the masses?
Things are not the way there were even just 30, or 40 years ago, and they were already assassinating people who were, and had the potential of making real positive change in this world.
Now, with the way technology is, how the legal system has gone with certain protective rights being taken away, materially speaking any kind of overt and sudden change or revolution materially would be very, very difficult start up and especially to maintain.
We need an intervention, a strong outside catalyst and introduced variable and i happen to think that is exactly what we will get, and it won't be easy for anyone, but it will weaken those corrupt and manipulating forces enough so that people of good will, idealism, and constructivity can rebuild a better civilization without the heavy weight of those often hard to see puppet strings and shackles (growing more and more visible each and every day though).
But the real change is within each and one of us, within YOU. That's where it starts. Open up to and then radiate out that positivity, and creative forces. It can and does have it's affect though it's more subtle than political activism. Not saying to not do the latter, but without the former, not much real and lasting change will happen.
Again, ultimately it is about and will be about a revolution of the heart. That's where the lasting change for the better will take place and radiate out into all aspects of our human lives, including larger, organized societal structures and constructs like government.