What all this boils down to is that normal average human beings, when they share information openly with one another and engage in respectful deliberative dialog, always, without exception, arrive at better conclusions than experts or elites who rely on “secret” information and generally have hiden agenda enabled by secrecy combined with public ignorance and apathy.
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The US government does not study anything holistically. Everything is studied and justified in isolation from all else. We, as a collective, can do much better. The future of intelligence is not secret, not federal, and not expensive. It is about transparency, truth, and trust.
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The government is not reporting or even perceiving the truths — the true costs, the true options — that need to be perceived in the public interest. Hence, we need a new craft of intelligence that focuses on creating public intelligence in the public interest.
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