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State secrets, if known, should not be discussed on the internet, even under encryption. The internet is not a safe medium. Once you shoot out information you no longer control what it hits or where it goes. Why give an enemy the bullets to shoot you with?
State secrets belong to the State and if disclosed publically there would First have to be an Authorized Command that makes Sense, that has a known Reason and Purpose (such as doctored misinformation), and there must also be an Understanding of, and an Allowance made for: The Consequences. When not in the battlefield, Dangerous orders need Querying. If you are Ordered to disclose, it is proper to ask Why the Person who gave the Order is not Themselves doing the act. Is it in your job description to disclose secrets?
Important State secrets can have a Stress of knowing, they are heavy weights to bear. Stress should be eternally watched: as it could psychologically push through fatigue for an exposure, just to lessen the internal pressure, especially if there is an egotistical need to feel important. Unless you were involved in a matter’s development, it may also contain false, or even worse, inaccurate information.
Let sleeping Dragons lie. Nightmares should stay caged. A caretaker’s Duty should not be shirked just because it may be difficult. If it was thought too much for you to handle: it certainly wouldn’t have been placed in your protective hands in the first place.
Those who leak, pee on their own shoes.
- By Stephen Cheney