Donald Rumsfeld’s not my favourite guy. But he said a smart thing once:
There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don’t know.
He got some stick for it and, yes, it sounds like he’s trying to pull the wool over our eyes. It’s like something out of Alice in Wonderland, yeah? WRONG. Sometimes the Military-Industrial Complex lets slip something about the world. Look under the surface and it’s true.
- There are things we know we know. My name is Mark Yates.
- There are things we know we don’t know. I know I don’t know who’s reading this. I don’t track my readers. That’s not my thing.
- There are things we don’t know we know. I can’t think of an example of this. Oh yes I can. I know Nelson Mandela is over 90 years old. I know that the Second World War started in 1939. So I can work out that Nelson Mandela must have been in his twenties when the Second World War broke out. I’d never thought of that before but the knowledge was just waiting to be put together. So until I just worked it out, I didn’t know I knew that.
- (I like putting thoughts together.)
- And then there are things we don’t know we don’t know: these are the limits of our mentalities. And some people have such limits to their mentalities, they don’t know that they don’t know stuff. And that’s when it gets dangerous.
That’s what this website is about. To open the eyes of the so-called news media and the so-called government and the so-called forces of law and order. Putting thoughts together. Making the unknown unknowns known. And known to be known. When we know we know the unknown unknowns my work will be done. OKAY I’M CONFUSED REDRAFT THIS TOMORROW AND DONT POST