[ExI] Who is safe? was Re: Wikileaks
hkeithhenson at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 21:36:18 UTC 2010
On Thu, Dec 9, 2010 at 12:15 PM, David Lubkin <lubkin at unreasonable.com> wrote:
> And he did slip through the
> safeguards that are supposed to weed out people who will pass along
> classified information.
>From what I have heard, he seemed to be a reasonably patriotic sort of
guy before he (for some reason) got to reading the materials. The
trouble with weeding out is that you can't catch people who change
after you have decided they are safe.
On the other hand, perhaps the guy is still a patriot who just thinks
what he found was so off the rails that it needed to be corrected and
this was the only way he figured it could be done. It's a problem you
get from people running up against real life when they have been
taught American idealism in school.
I was taught that one of the functions of the government is to protect
people from criminals, not act in concert with them. Silly me.
There are perhaps 10-50,000 people who know that the wife of a certain
cult leader I should not name has been missing for years now, locked
up in a private prison or maybe even dead. Hundreds of those are law
enforcement people. Will any one of them look into the matter? Far
as I know, they won't even consider it.
More information about the extropy-chat