reply to post by 1Providence1
My personal opinion, is that my government do not have the right to decide for me, what I do, and do not need to know. They might have, if I could
trust my government to only hide the things that relate to national security, but I do not, cannot trust them, bearing in mind what I know. They hide
everything which might embarrass them, which might see them kicked out of office, which might alter the way people vote in future... Everything.
With that in mind, I need to know EVERYTHING! I want to know what is being done in my name as a British citizen, I want to know about every dirty
deal, every hidden secret, I want to know the what, the where, the how, the who, of every operation. I want to know where every round expended by our
military ended up, I want to know where every agent of our intelligence services has been, what they have done, what international laws they broke on
operations, whether or not they have broken the law in Britain, while operating in the name of the country, the Queen and the people of this isle.
I want to know everything, because the lies we have been told so far, indicate to me that to know less than everything means that I have to put my
faith in people I KNOW to have lied already, making me just as responsible for the consequences of that faith, the behaviour of these people, as they
are themselves. I cannot consider myself informed enough about the intentions and character of potential elected representatives, whether they will
represent my interests, whether they will act with the same decency, respect for human life, respect for the people of this nation, as I have, unless
I know everything that there IS to know about them, not just what I am told and expected to believe.
I find the entire idea of secrecy to be outmoded, and unhelpful. Personally speaking, if there are things being done in my name, by persons who would
be placed in danger by my knowing of them, then the chances are I would not agree with what they are doing anyway, and that usually means that it
should not be happening at all!