I'm sure the Men in Black could pay me a visit and convince me otherwise. What do I know? There are known unknowns and unknown unknowns, and I can't claim knowledge of any of them. Much of what is "intelligence work" is boring, and stuff produced from that work is probably useful and the people who do it are probably doing good work for good reasons. But the unholy alliances with big businesses and third party contractors and the empire of well-paid informants and agents is just bullshit in which everyone takes their cut of your money.
...from someone I'm not exactly a fan of.
I love DC; at Little League game, dads are talking about catastrophic consequences of Snowden on contractors they work for.
You do the hokey pokey
and you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about.