Transparency or obfuscation and bafflegab?

MILLINOCKET, Maine, August 11, 2013  We seem to hear a lot about “transparency” in government these days, so why is there little transparency to be found? It sounds simple enough, just to say what you mean and mean what you say; operate in the open with integrity and stay out of the shadows.

But, modern discourse has evolved, or devolved, into an incredible mass of gobbledygook, double talk and outright deception, due largely to our acceptance of specious litigation practices.

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As they say, the devil is in the details and those devilish details often force us to operate covertly from the shadows and use terminology only a lawyer can decipher. Yes, we are comparing lawyers to devils here. Any objections? Overruled.

“Lawyers are the devil’s ministry.” –  Al Pacino in “The Devil’s Advocate”

Today’s use of the word transparency can be likened to a two-way mirror which is only transparent from one side; from our side we see a nice reflection, but beware the demons that are watching from the other side.


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Jim Bozeman spent most of his working years in the printing business. Much of his work involved copy writing and proof reading. Born and raised in the Deep South, Jim is now retired and living in central Maine. 



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