"We have just cause with good evidence that your taxes and young people must attack a certain other country, including its women, children, and infrastructure. In the interests of National Security, however, we can't provide you, or the rest of the world, the evidence justifying our actions. We acknowledge that the target country, as well as the rest of the world, might assume we're hiding something, for the very reason that we're not revealing the evidence. From their perspective, we may be the nefarious bad guys. But they're wrong; we're the good guys, and the fact that they doubt us makes THEM the bad guys. And because we're the good guys, we see no need to reveal the evidence. Trust us."
I wonder why so many people who took the side of Han Solo when they were kids now support the stormtroopers.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
"Secret Intelligence" Can't Win the Debate
We have to engage people who think like this...