Well, okay. Now look at the first half of my sentence, and the surrounding context. I said SELinux is *for* locking down stuff further than it would be otherwise (giving the firefox example as a clarification on what this meant), as part of explaining the difference between it and PolicyKit to someone who was confused on this basic point.
We both know perfectly well that what I described is a design goal for SELinux -- and that's true quite independently of whether this is a useful goal, and whether or not SELinux actually accomplishes it.
Now, absolutely, I was a bit lazy -- I could, maybe should, have gone further and pointed out that SELinux was far from a panacea. Arguably people are so commonly confused about what to expect from "security" code that we have a responsibility not to mislead them further, even by omission. And if you'd called me on that, then I'd have agreed and we'd go on our way, having made the world a slightly better place.
Calling me "wrong, wrong, wrong" and assuming that if I didn't bring up this tangential point then I must be completely ignorant -- that's a little different!
Yes, I really have read your posts here before and understand what you're saying. What I'm trying to say is that 1) I basically *agree* with all the factual/technical content you're trying to get out there; if anything, I'm on your side, but 2) you argue in such grating ways, mixing some excellent points with so much dishonest rhetoric, irrelevant grudges, and derailing of other discussions onto your hobbyhorses, that I'd rather not engage with you myself, and have perfect sympathy for kernel developers who ignore you.
The end result looks almost like a loop where you rant and rave about how no-one listens to you, everyone else goes "uh, maybe he has some points but I'm not sticking around to find out", and then this proves that no-one listens to you and confirms your misunderstood genius cred. If that works for you, great, but leave me out of it. We've all been misunderstood -- heck, Linus slanders some of my work on a pretty regular basis -- but if our goal is to actually accomplish stuff then we just ignore it and do our best make progress anyway with the hand we're dealt. (The irony is that doing this is what *actually* convinces bystanders that we're awesome, in a way that explaining how those idiots don't appreciate our work does not.)