A Presidential adviser once said "the selection of idiots will go to the slaughterhouse on their own". You don't have to look far to find them.
Sometimes the quiet bit is said out loud.
The quiet bit are the words or thoughts that some would prefer to keep hidden while they pursue their agenda. However, human nature means that there is always one who discloses more than they should.
When it comes to our friends we put the palm up and say "too much information".
Well if you dig hard enough and for long enough, you'll find plenty of clues as to how and why we are in our current position.