It was at a jobs fair in London, in 2002, where I came across the MI6 stall. Having a go at corporate recruiters was something I did from time to time. Once it was British American Tobacco. Another time it was ASIS — I brought up that curious fire on the top floor of the old DFAT building just as they relocated. So many files must have been destroyed.
Anyhow, on this occasion the topic was 9/11 and MI6’s foreknowledge. I don’t remember much of the response, just the matronising smile.
But I do remember seeing a motto displayed — To see the World as it truly is.
In order to understand the World, we must see it the way they see it.
But that isn’t the same as how they tell the rest of us they see it. You need to be your own intelligence agency.
And pretty soon, as Jim Sinclair suggested, you must be your own central bank, with gold reserves to match.