In a BBC News article today about the WikiLeaks Case there is a quote from an intelligence analyst that highlights the arrogance that permeates the field.

“Diplomatic cables don’t usually contain huge secrets but they do contain the unvarnished truth so in a sense they can be even more embarrassing than secrets.”

The idea that in an age of democracy that average citizens simply can’t handle the truth disturbs me. The mind set that the government needs to coddle its citizenry is a dangerous one. If we are never challenged with tough truths we can never develop in better citizens. Then again, we have warnings labels on hairdryers telling people not to use them while showering.

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