One blogger recently posted on the power of secret societies ……. and alluding to the consequenced of “speaking out on their influence.” I reponded with …………. Yes, that is the crux of a free society. A representative and a republic society must have an informed populace. And yet, we understand the need for national security secrecy, intelligence gathering and covert operations. There must be a balance. However, I do not know if there will ever be an end to the global business world and private agreements, nor an end to business agreements with various international interests and countries. One would be going against hundreds of years of historical precedence, such as beginning with Marco Polo, Dutch East India Company, Columbus, British shipping, and many other multi-national corporations since.