Hiding the truth is a dangerous game
, too many
people have died in the name of
secrecy. We were born as the greatest communicators on the planet, our
language gives us endless potential. But when we are silent, our
becomes useless and we suffer horribly from this silence. Hiding the
Truth is the Same as Lying
is to act together in
unison or agreement and in secret towards a
or illegal purpose.
is a secret agreement or a secret
plot with illegal cooperation
in order to
or deceive others.
is make secret plans jointly
to commit an unlawful or harmful act
is a secret or ulterior
for something. A wish
(and plan) to implement a particular idea without telling anybody even
though people may be affected in a negative way.
is the one
that can be clearly proved by evidence and from which
can be inferred,
as opposed to a mere intention in the mind to commit a crime. Therefore,
it is an act that, while innocent per se, can potentially be used as
evidence against someone during a trial to show participation in a crime.
is the practice of hiding
from certain individuals or groups, while sharing
it with other individuals
is sometimes used to hide criminal activity, or to avoid detection from
enemies or prosecutors
who are threatening
to stop you or bring justice against you.
is certain information that is kept
private and hidden and not revealed to the public or made
to view or to
use. Information that is only known by a small amount of people who have
access. Insider Trading Freedom of Information Act
retrieve information that has been
, so all the
other information that has not been documented or destroyed, gives scumbag
criminals who committed crimes the
to circumvent the Laws
Intention (criminal law)
is one of three general classes of mens rea
necessary to constitute a conventional, as opposed to strict liability,
crime. A more formal, generally synonymous legal term is scienter: intent
or knowledge of wrongdoing
by a group to
do something unlawful or harmful. The action of
is an agreement between two or more persons to
commit a crime at some time in the future.
is a club or an organization whose activities, events, and inner
functioning are concealed from non-members. The society may or may not
attempt to conceal its existence. Logan Act Arcane
understood by few; mysterious or secret, requiring secret or mysterious
are intelligence services or police and law
enforcement agencies which operate in secrecy. Therefore, they have little
to no transparency, accountability
or oversight. A secret police organization is often used beyond the law by
to protect the political power of an individual
dictator or an authoritarian (autocratic) political regime.
the dangers of being secret is that you don't have a second opinion or any
feedback, so you are unaware of the damage you may be doing to yourself
and others, and unaware of other choices you could have. So secrecy has
its dangers. Like being isolated
a world where everything
. It is not the same as
, but is has similar
All my friends are
Heathens, take it slow
, wait for them to ask you who you know, please
don't make any sudden moves, you don't know the half of the
Time Will Tell by Asia
(the Lie is Over, youtube)
President John F. Kennedy
, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April
Secret Societies Speech
(full version, youtube)
tonight is a more sober one of concern to publishers as well as editors.
want to talk about our common responsibilities in the face of a common
danger. The events of recent weeks may have helped to illuminate that
challenge for some; but the dimensions of its threat have loomed large
on the horizon for many years. Whatever our hopes may be for the
future--for reducing this threat or living with it--there is no
escaping either the gravity or the totality of its challenge to our
survival and to our security--a challenge that confronts us in
unaccustomed ways in every sphere of human activity.
challenge imposes upon our society two requirements of direct concern both
to the press and to the President--two requirements that may seem
almost contradictory in tone, but which must be reconciled and
fulfilled if we are to meet this national peril. I refer, first, to the
need for a far greater public information; and, second, to the need
for far greater official secrecy.The very word
"secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society
; and we are as a people
inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths
and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of
excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed
the dangers which are cited to justify it. Even today, there is little
value in opposing the threat of a closed society by imitating its
arbitrary restrictions. Even today, there is little value in insuring the
survival of our nation if our traditions do not survive with it. And there
is very grave danger that an announced need for increased security
will be seized upon by those anxious to expand its meaning to the very
limits of official censorship and concealment. That I do not intend to
permit to the extent that it is in my control. And no official of my
Administration, whether his rank is high or low, civilian or military,
should interpret my words here tonight as an excuse to censor the news, to
stifle dissent, to cover up our mistakes or to withhold from the press and
the public the facts they deserve to know.
But I do ask every
publisher, every editor, and every newsman in the nation to reexamine his
own standards, and to recognize the nature of our country's peril. In time
of war, the government and the press have customarily joined in an effort
based largely on self-discipline, to prevent unauthorized disclosures to
the enemy. In time of "clear and present danger," the courts have held
that even the privileged rights of the First Amendment must yield to the
public's need for national security.
Today no war has been
declared--and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared
in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack. Those who
make themselves our enemy are advancing around the globe. The survival of
our friends is in danger. And yet no war has been declared, no borders
have been crossed by marching troops, no missiles have been fired.
If the press is awaiting a declaration of war before it imposes the
self-discipline of combat conditions, then I can only say that no war ever
posed a greater threat to our security. If you are awaiting a finding of
"clear and present danger," then I can only say that the danger has never
been more clear and its presence has never been more imminent.
requires a change in outlook, a change in tactics, a change in
missions--by the government, by the people, by every businessman or labor
leader, and by every newspaper. For we are opposed around the world by a
monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means
for expanding its sphere of influence--on infiltration instead of
invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of
free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a
system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the
building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines
military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political
Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its
mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not
praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is
revealed. It conducts the Cold War, in short, with a war-time discipline
no democracy would ever hope or wish to match.
democracy recognizes the necessary restraints of national security--and
the question remains whether those restraints need to be more strictly
observed if we are to oppose this kind of attack as well as outright
For the facts of the matter are that this nation's foes
have openly boasted of acquiring through our newspapers information they
would otherwise hire agents to acquire through theft, bribery or
espionage; that details of this nation's covert preparations to counter
the enemy's covert operations have been available to every newspaper
reader, friend and foe alike; that the size, the strength, the location
and the nature of our forces and weapons, and our plans and strategy for
their use, have all been pinpointed in the press and other news media to a
degree sufficient to satisfy any foreign power; and that, in at least
in one case, the publication of details concerning a secret mechanism
whereby satellites were followed required its alteration at the expense of
considerable time and money.
The newspapers which printed these
stories were loyal, patriotic, responsible and well-meaning. Had we been
engaged in open warfare, they undoubtedly would not have published such
items. But in the absence of open warfare, they recognized only the tests
of journalism and not the tests of national security. And my question
tonight is whether additional tests should not now be adopted.
question is for you alone to answer. No public official should answer it
for you. No governmental plan should impose its restraints against your
will. But I would be failing in my duty to the nation, in considering all
of the responsibilities that we now bear and all of the means at hand to
meet those responsibilities, if I did not commend this problem to your
attention, and urge its thoughtful consideration.
On many earlier
occasions, I have said--and your newspapers have constantly said--that
these are times that appeal to every citizen's sense of sacrifice and
self-discipline. They call out to every citizen to weigh his rights and
comforts against his obligations to the common good. I cannot now believe
that those citizens who serve in the newspaper business consider
themselves exempt from that appeal.
I have no intention of
establishing a new Office of War Information to govern the flow of news. I
am not suggesting any new forms of censorship or any new types of security
classifications. I have no easy answer to the dilemma that I have posed,
and would not seek to impose it if I had one. But I am asking the members
of the newspaper profession and the industry in this country to reexamine
their own responsibilities, to consider the degree and the nature of the
present danger, and to heed the duty of self-restraint which that danger
imposes upon us all.
Every newspaper now asks itself, with respect
to every story: "Is it news?" All I suggest is that you add the question:
"Is it in the interest of the national security?" And I hope that every
group in America--unions and businessmen and public officials at every
level-- will ask the same question of their endeavors, and subject their
actions to the same exacting tests.
And should the press of America
consider and recommend the voluntary assumption of specific new steps or
machinery, I can assure you that we will cooperate whole-heartedly with
Perhaps there will be no recommendations.
Perhaps there is no answer to the dilemma faced by a free and open society
in a cold and secret war. In times of peace, any discussion of this
subject, and any action that results, are both painful and without
precedent. But this is a time of peace and peril which knows no precedent
It is the unprecedented nature
of this challenge that also gives rise to your second obligation--an
obligation which I share. And that is our obligation to inform and alert
the American people--to make certain that they possess all the facts that
they need, and understand them as well--the perils, the prospects, the
purposes of our program and the choices that we face.
should fear public scrutiny of his program. For from that scrutiny comes
understanding; and from that understanding comes support or opposition.
And both are necessary. I am not asking your newspapers to support the
Administration, but I am asking your help in the tremendous task of
informing and alerting the American people. For I have complete confidence
in the response and dedication of our citizens whenever they are fully
I not only could not stifle controversy among your
readers--I welcome it. This Administration intends to be candid about its
errors; for as a wise man once said: "An error does not become a mistake
until you refuse to correct it." We intend to accept full responsibility
for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.
Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country
can succeed--and no republic can survive. That is why the Athenian
lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from
controversy. And that is why our press was protected by the First
Amendment-- the only business in America specifically protected by the
Constitution- -not primarily to amuse and entertain, not to emphasize the
trivial and the sentimental, not to simply "give the public what it
wants"--but to inform, to arouse, to reflect, to state our dangers and our
opportunities, to indicate our crises and our choices, to lead, mold,
educate and sometimes even anger public opinion.
This means greater
coverage and analysis of international news--for it is no longer far away
and foreign but close at hand and local. It means greater attention to
improved understanding of the news as well as improved transmission. And
it means, finally, that government at all levels, must meet its obligation
to provide you with the fullest possible information outside the narrowest
limits of national security--and we intend to do it.
It was early in
the Seventeenth Century that Francis Bacon remarked on three recent
inventions already transforming the world: the compass, gunpowder and the
printing press. Now the links between the nations first forged by the
compass have made us all citizens of the world, the hopes and threats of
one becoming the hopes and threats of us all. In that one world's efforts
to live together, the evolution of gunpowder to its ultimate limit has
warned mankind of the terrible consequences of failure.
And so it
is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of
his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and
assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to
be: free and independent.
John F. Kennedy
, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City, April 27, 1961.
President John F. Kennedy in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 1961.
Vice President Johnson, Mr. Speaker, Mr. Chief Justice, President
Eisenhower, Vice President Nixon, President Truman, Reverend Clergy,
We observe today not a victory of party but a
celebration of freedom--symbolizing an end as well as a
beginning--signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before
you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly
a century and three-quarters ago.
The world is very different now.
For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human
poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary
beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the
globe--the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of
the state but from the hand of God.
We dare not forget today that
we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this
time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to
a new generation of Americans--born in this century, tempered by war,
disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage--and
unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to
which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed
today at home and around the world.
Let every nation know, whether
it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden,
meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the
survival and the success of liberty.
This much we pledge--and more.
To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we
pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United there is little we cannot
do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided there is little we can
do--for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.
To those new states whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we
pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed
away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always
expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find
them strongly supporting their own freedom--and to remember that, in the
past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger
ended up inside.
To those people in the huts and villages of half
the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best
efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required--not
because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes,
but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are
poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
To our sister republics
south of our border, we offer a special pledge--to convert our good words
into good deeds--in a new alliance for progress--to assist free men and
free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful
revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our
neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or
subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that
this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.
that world assembly of sovereign states, the United Nations, our last best
hope in an age where the instruments of war have far outpaced the
instruments of peace, we renew our pledge of support--to prevent it from
becoming merely a forum for invective--to strengthen its shield of the new
and the weak--and to enlarge the area in which its writ may run.
Finally, to those nations who would make themselves our adversary, we
offer not a pledge but a request: that both sides begin anew the quest for
peace, before the dark powers of destruction unleashed by science engulf
all humanity in planned or accidental self-destruction.
We dare not
tempt them with weakness. For only when our arms are sufficient beyond
doubt can we be certain beyond doubt that they will never be employed.
But neither can two great and powerful groups of nations take comfort
from our present course--both sides overburdened by the cost of modern
weapons, both rightly alarmed by the steady spread of the deadly atom, yet
both racing to alter that uncertain balance of terror that stays the hand
of mankind's final war.
So let us begin anew--remembering on both
sides that civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always
subject to proof. Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never
fear to negotiate.
Let both sides explore what problems unite us
instead of belaboring those problems which divide us.
sides, for the first time, formulate serious and precise proposals for the
inspection and control of arms--and bring the absolute power to destroy
other nations under the absolute control of all nations.
sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors.
Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease,
tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce.
sides unite to heed in all corners of the earth the command of Isaiah--to
"undo the heavy burdens . . . (and) let the oppressed go free."
if a beachhead of cooperation may push back the jungle of suspicion, let
both sides join in creating a new endeavor, not a new balance of power,
but a new world of law, where the strong are just and the weak secure and
the peace preserved.
All this will not be finished in the first one
hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days, nor
in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on
this planet. But let us begin.
In your hands, my fellow citizens,
more than mine, will rest the final success or failure of our course.
Since this country was founded, each generation of Americans has been
summoned to give testimony to its national loyalty. The graves of young
Americans who answered the call to service surround the globe.
the trumpet summons us again--not as a call to bear arms, though arms we
need--not as a call to battle, though embattled we are-- but a call to
bear the burden of a long twilight struggle, year in and year out,
"rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation"--a struggle against the common
enemies of man: tyranny, poverty, disease and war itself.
forge against these enemies a grand and global alliance, North and South,
East and West, that can assure a more fruitful life for all mankind? Will
you join in that historic effort?
In the long history of the world,
only a few generations have been granted the role of defending freedom in
its hour of maximum danger. I do not shrink from this responsibility--I
welcome it. I do not believe that any of us would exchange places with any
other people or any other generation. The energy, the faith, the devotion
which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve
it--and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you--ask what
you can do for your country.
My fellow citizens of the world: ask
not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the
freedom of man.
Finally, whether you are citizens of America or
citizens of the world, ask of us here the same high standards of strength
and sacrifice which we ask of you. With a good conscience our only sure
reward, with history the final judge of our deeds, let us go forth to lead
the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here
on earth God's work must truly be our own.
Dwight D Eisenhower
Speech on Jan. 17, 1961
"In the councils of government
, we must guard against
the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or
. The potential for the
disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists, and will persist."
Dwight D. Eisenhower
gave his final speech from the White House after completing two
terms in office; it was just days before the new president,
, would be sworn in. Politics
War is a Racket
"Progress toward these noble goals
is persistently threatened by the conflict now engulfing the
. It commands our whole attention, absorbs our very beings.
We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in
character, ruthless in purpose, and insidious in method.
Unhappily the danger it poses promises to be of indefinite
duration. To meet it successfully, there is called for, not so
much the emotional and transitory sacrifices of crisis, but
rather those which enable us to carry forward steadily, surely,
and without complaint the burdens of a prolonged and complex
struggle – with liberty the stake. Only thus shall we remain,
despite every provocation, on our charted course toward
permanent peace and human betterment."
Crises there will continue to be. In meeting them, whether
foreign or domestic, great or small, there is a recurring
temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could
become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A
huge increase in the newer elements of our defenses; development
of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a
dramatic expansion in basic and applied research – these and
many other possibilities, each possibly promising in itself, may
be suggested as the only way to the road we wish to travel.
But each proposal must be weighed in light of a broader
consideration; the need to maintain balance in and among
national programs – balance between the private and the public
economy, balance between the cost and hoped for advantages –
balance between the clearly necessary and the comfortably
desirable; balance between our essential requirements as a
nation and the duties imposed by the nation upon the individual;
balance between the actions of the moment and the national
welfare of the future. Good judgment seeks balance and progress;
lack of it eventually finds imbalance and frustration.
Throughout America's adventure in free government, such basic
purposes have been to keep the peace; to foster progress in
human achievement, and to enhance liberty, dignity and integrity
among peoples and among nations. ~
Dwight D. Eisenhower
The Man Behind the Curtain - The Wizard of OZ
is the name given to the fierce and traitorous
and the tertiary
antagonist in Disney's 1940 animated adaptation of the fairytale
Pinocchio, and the main antagonist in the 2000 semi-remake Geppetto.
"The illusion of freedom
for as long as it's profitable to continue the
the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will
take down the scenery, move the tables and chairs out of the way, then
they will pull back the curtains and you will see the brick wall at the
back of the theater." -
Greetings World, We are Anonymous.
For too long the leaders of
this planet have ruled over a failing system. It was a system devoid of a
soul, without a heart to the cries of our beautiful host planet and its
people. It was a system unable to bear the cost of change even as the
biosphere itself and its inhabitants have long since buckled under the
strain of mindless unchecked capitalism. The breaking point has come and
it is because of the strength of those who refused to give up that the
´elect´ have surrendered to knowing the need for change under the
directorship of the People. So it is, that we to take the opportunity to
be the change we hope to see in the world. We are the people we have been
For many millennia the global
system has grown sick, rewarding qualities that are alien to the true
heart of man and elevating those comfortable with greed, corruption and
ruthlessness to positions of power, where they have maniacally dominated
those with the true qualities of man which are opposite of life, charity,
honesty and meekness. It is that those with these qualities are forced to
exist within a system of slavery with opportunity to advance being at the
cost of destroying the heart and soul within themselves to become another
component of the machine.
As though in a periodic cycle of
revolution many generations have fought to overcome the ´elect´ who for
those with any eyes to see had misused their position of trust to further
their own paranoid dominance, drunk on the maddening wines of self reward
and power for the few at the cost of the many, they paid back the world in
suffering. So it became that with each revolution the cost escalated until
all the persons of the earth and even biosphere itself are brought to the
point of destruction, just so the ´elect´ can keep hold of the power and
position they had become accustomed to. Worse than failing their own
souls, those we elected to administrate the system on our behalf have
bargained with ours, conspiring to destroy all humanity to protect a
broken system, instead of just accepting the obvious, that the system has
failed us all. Now, one and all, let it go and lets change everything.
Brought forward by the selfless sacrifice of many, the People of Earth
are now at a turning point in history and it is up to us to take part in a
great deep collective democracy endeavor to be the change we wish to see.
Let us throw away all the pieces that no longer serve us and embrace this
opportunity for something completely different. As the old system crumbles
around us find calm in the storm by taking part in the creation of the new
system in which all are free. Let us decide together how that system
With the passing of the old, and with the long
fulfilled promise fulfilled we are the meek inheriting the Earth, we are
the last becoming first and the opportunity is given to us. We are about
to begin a separation into two paths and it is each individuals choice
which path to take. The departing system will dissolve and if it be not
for men of courage to end it in one day then it shall be a slow death
sucking the life out of anyone who tries to hold onto its passing. For
those who choose to join with us, we set out this day to begin an
alternative system that will run parallel to that which is passing away
and we invite you: Seek wikispaces to find and discover new projects; seek
tools to empower yourselves; seek new communities and groups which form
after the destruction! Seek free land, space, materials. Seek passage to
DC. Publish your results. We can collectively manifest the things needed
to build a new ecology.
In the emerging system the opportunity to
participate responsibly is open to each and every individual being held
sacred to the intention of a Real Democracy. Which is, accounting for the
experience of a subject, everyone has equal voice. Education must be
freely available, relevant, and open to all for each to gain the
experience and so with this no hierarchy can exist that is not through
choice. Any elected administrators exist only to carry out the consensus
will of the people and should they fail in that duty they can be replaced
We must seek to create a system in which the biosphere
of the Earth is valued most and second is service to the community,
supports life. To connect between the consequences of our actions and the
ecology and community. In this system charity and good will be rewarded
instead of its opposite. The change will be magnificent and fast moving,
we will be at its leading edge. We must set out to create a system in
which there is no super admin and that the consensus will of the people is
represented in a fair and equal way. Rather than attempting to destroy the
dominant culture without a plan for the aftermath, we can use our ample
skills and resources to begin to supplant it. Rather than facing a choice
between rejecting economic activity and selling out, we can choose another
option: To create a legitimate and parallel economy that replaces the
Much about the history of our species and this earth
has been hidden from us. There is much to reveal. There is a great
adventure ahead for those who choose to join us.
We are Anonymous,
We are Legion,
We do not forgive,
We do not forget,
It's time for
s a loosely associated international network of
and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group
describes it as "an Internet gathering" with "a very loose and
decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than
directives". The group became known for a series of well-publicized
publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on
government, religious, and corporate websites. Anonymous originated in
2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and
offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized
global brain. Anonymous members (known as "Anons") can be distinguished in
public by the wearing of Guy Fawkes masks in the style portrayed in the
graphic novel and film V for Vendetta.
is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection,
disguise, performance, or entertainment. Masks have been used since
antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually
worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect
elsewhere on the wearer's body.
"It is Double Pleasure to
Deceive the Deceiver." -
(May 3, 1469 – June 21, 1527)
Journalism Free Speech