The public can't handle the truth? Nonsense. Enlighten them. ...The world's adjusted fine to democracy. I think that it'd adjust equally well to greater openness.
Indeed? Well, then, what's the point of clandestine operations in the first place, eh? We don't need secrecy at all--of course not! Inform the people of everything our intel forces are doing:
"Well, we'd just like to inform all the people that we've sent our agents over to gain intelligence on a potentially hostile power--and who cares
that our enemies are watching the same news outlets the people are! Who cares that such necessary and proper operations require
secrecy in order to work? Who cares that, in order to ensure that things go according to plan, the less
people know, the better!"
"The saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed utopia.... 'Needs and abilities' are, of course, subjective. So the operative statement may be reduced to 'the State shall take, the State shall give'."