The increase of the obsession the government has for "secrecy" parallels: a) the increase in government wrongs here at home and around the world, b) the increase in war, c) the increase in cold heartedness, d) the increase in income for the wealthy 1% who have most of the wealth, e) the increase in poverty, f) the decline of the middle class, and g) the decline in sanity.
The solution the politicians have is to blame "it" on other politicians, try to make it worse so as to win elections, and then lie about all of that.
The paranoia the government spouts infects the rest of us, so there are indications that our empire has passed the peak of sanity.
As it turns out now, Country Joe & The Fish had a lyric that probably sums this attitude up:
"Well there ain't no time to wonder why,(Variations On A Theme). Now we head into the winter with a chill on the congress, a chill on those whose unemployment benefits are going away, and a chill on the wealthy who want a big fat tax cut for xmas.
Whoopee! we're all gonna die."
The previous post in this series is here.