CIA — Fooling No One But Themselves
How our central intelligence agency became the central ignorance agency and what to do about it.
The purpose of intelligence is to assist consumers of intelligence in the decision-making process. In America, we, the people, and our elected officials whom we appoint to serve on our behalf are the rightful consumers of intelligence produced by our agencies. Unfortunately, a little known policy has thrown off the entire system.
The “need-to-know” system of intelligence, called TS/SCI, stands for Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information. This process enables the planners at the top to play puppet-master while keeping the rest of us ignorant of their plans. Even the smartest people will stumble in the dark. Likewise, even the smartest among us will struggle to understand how thousands of plans relate to each other. This patchwork planning process enables our intelligence managers to piece together the actions of honest Americans into a scheme to hijack America. TS/SCI gave us the assassinations of JFK, RFK, MLK, and Malcolm X; 9/11, and the coronavirus.
Further complicating matters, the doctrine of “qualified immunity” that shields police officers and other government officials from prosecution has its roots in the CIA Act of 1949. Knowing that CIA operatives are above the law further emboldens the agency. This immunity must be stripped from the CIA Act to rein in unaccountable intelligence activity.
What’s next? Only the planners know.
To put it simply, we don’t see well in the dark. That’s why we turn the light on in the house. The same applies to government and security. We’re better off shining a light into the darkness to expose fraud, waste, and abuse, and to hold the government accountable for their actions.
Imagine a real-time system for monitoring job growth, new business creation, virus outbreaks, and hospital bed capacity, power, water, and food supplies. This public dashboard would create a warehouse of information for public and private use. Entrepreneurs could build entire businesses on this publicly available fully verifiable transparent and trustworthy platform of information just as they do with the Apple and Google app stores.
This is what modern, constitutional intelligence looks like: an open platform for economic monitoring, regulation, safeguarding, and development. This strategy will reduce the need for an extensive security state, improve communities, strengthen families, streamline government, and reduce the tax burden. This strategy puts the market in the lead, informs our decisions, and protects against threats without sacrificing our liberty.
Liberty is clean air, fresh water, healthy organic food, money that retains value over time, and a Constitution that applies evenly to all people at all times by default and without exception.
Liberty is also uninhibited and fully enabled access to the information necessary to fulfill our duty as citizens in the supervision of our government. In America, we, the people, have a need to know the actions of our officials, agents, and operatives.