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.
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.
You can order Pithanthropy, The Human Conditioner, in print and on Kindle from Amazon.com
This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities @ WashingtonTimes.com. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING TWTC CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.