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So, this is really a question of when it's appropriate to use assymetrical information obtained through a common pact of confidentiality and personal loyalty to advance an agenda that you, but not necessarily anyone else, believes is for the greater good. I'm pretty sure that it's a bad idea. But that's just an intuition.

Reason tells me that if I use assymetrical information gained through a common pact of loyalty, I can no longer depend on the loyalty of persons who make similar pacts with me, since they will always doubt my honesty. Further, I may not be able to ever make such a pact again with anyone, because of the doubts my violating the initial pact would raise in those who would want to make such pacts with me.

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