I read that those commenting on this thread wanted to avoid the security "theater"; however, it seems to me that comments are precisely evolving in this direction.
It makes me wonder how it is possible to prevent such deviations from interfering with the core of the subject.
Like flamewars on mailing lists this appetite for sensitive subjects finally does more harm than good to the topic. (No criticism intended by the way, I do think it's pretty right to assume that everyone who feels concerned on this topic is well intentioned.)
If the analogy with flamewars is right, this is a human problem then, not a technical one. Maybe it's time to figure a solution at the organizational level in order to "close the theater".
Reminds me the ITSEC asumption: physical > procedural > logical security. (If true, pretty annoying in a community context btw at first glance.)