Wednesday, January 24, 2007

public secrets

"There are secrets that are kept from the public and then there are "public secrets" - secrets that the public chooses to keep safe from itself, like the troubling "don't ask, don't tell." The trick to the public secret is in knowing what not to know. This is the most powerful form of social knowledge. Such shared secrets sustain social and political institutions. The injustices of the war on drugs, the criminal justice system, and the Prison Industrial Complex are "public secrets.""(Sharon Daniel |Public Secrets | Vector Journal)

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:: note :: ... a powerful web essay voicing secrets ... an aporia that gnaws at the core ...