SAIC Proposal: National Security Through Obscurity?

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  1. SteveTX

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    Article Here. Brought to You By INGSOC.
     
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    Dallas Boyd, SAIC, gives new meaning to the phrase "a meeting of the minds", does he not? Perhaps the censorship-by-withholding should have taken place before the broad dissemination of this paper. The requested "cooperation", of course, comes directly from government coercion, as it is propagated by those who are the recipients of federal money, like SAIC itself, to the tune of billions upon ceaseless billions of dollars. Take a tour with Tim Shorrock to the office parks near Dulles that house some of the big names from whence the "cooperation" will stem:

    http://timshorrock.com/?p=710

    This wouldn't be SAIC's first stint in the brainwashing biz. But this one is particularly sloppy. Quoting Leo Szilárd as support for the notion that the public shouldn't have had access to the Smyth Report, an unclassified document about the Manhattan Project, is pure science fiction. Szilard, who developed the idea for the nuclear chain reaction, was a passionate proponent of free speech. Boyd's quote of Szilard that claimed that the Report “clearly indicates the road along which any other nations will have to travel” was made because he was supporting the civilian control of atomic energy by "attacking the presumption that the military would be more security conscious."

    See Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly, Pg. 97.

    In other words, it was the military that he mistrusted. And he himself was considered a grave security risk, as he became an outspoken peace activist. And this is just a sample of the disingenuous "evidence" that Boyd presents in support of his dubious and dangerous thesis.

    Brought to you by INGSOC, indeed. Maybe SAIC should stick to promoting other alternative communication models. Perhaps a combination of telepathy and taser or something. That sounds like way more fun than this.
     
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    The proposals recommended in this paper are truly shocking, and the epitome of unenlightened, negative and paranoid thought. The corollary of this type of philosophy is the eventual emergance of total dictatorship, stagnation of scientific progress and advanced thinking, and ever-growing xenophobia and national paranoia. Hopefully not many will agree with this trash.
     
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    Hopefully...:doubt:
     
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