In Ireland as a result of a 'Surrender Agreement', agreed primarily by Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness two former Irish catholic republican leaders, the British Intelligence services are now allowed an expanded role to operate and broadcast via their broadcast service the BBC in all parts of Ireland, including the former free state. The lengthy process, involved the British negotiating up, as all professional negotiators do. The hapless Adams and McGuinness on the other hand, walking away with their tails between their legs, with less freedom for Irish people after the latest phase of 40 years of struggle by Irish freedom fighters, than the island had to begin with.
It is possible that Francis Bacon was also referring to extracts from that best known book of the Roman Empire, officially sanctioned as, proverbs: 24:5: "A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength." Other references to this phrase, can be found in Greek philosophy, simply stated - if the world exists as the result of dialectic consciousness, then information control, can be used to directly manipulate reality.
Under the same recent 'Surrender Agreement', MI5
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