“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas

Thursday, May 19, 2011

There are no vast government conspiracies

This is the reason why I never believe vast, government conspiracies. Even our spies can't keep secrets....

From (CNN) -- CIA Director Leon Panetta, concerned by leaks about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, sent a letter to CIA employees on Wednesday warning them to protect classified information.

Since the al Qaeda leader was killed May 1 in a U.S. special operations forces raid on a compound in Pakistan, numerous details about the raid and materials confiscated at bin Laden's home have been leaked to the media.

It's human nature....the bigger the secret, the more desperate you are to tell somebody about it. Without revealing secrets, nobody can be impressed with your access to information that you shouldn't have. Does anybody think a Marilyn Monroe assassination, Area-51 aliens, 9/11 inside job, or phony moon landing conspiracies could be kept secret when it would take scores, if not hundreds, of people to pull them off and then keep quiet about it for the rest of their lives? It simply defies logic.


David said...

Three can keep a secret if two are dead.

Bill said...

Watch it Ed, the conspiracy theorists will now know you're part of the conspiracy.

Ed said...

I love how circular that logic is.