SEARCH BLOG: GOVERNMENT
Obfuscation: the act or an instance of making something obscure, dark, or difficult to understand.
Energy policy has been entwined with environmental policy which has been entwined with climate policy which has been entwined with foreign policy which has been entwined with economic policy which has been entwined with judicial policy. Each policy seems to be dependent on the other in a circular fashion. Perhaps it is time to reveal the entwining and get to the heart of the policies.
- Why is an abundant, inexpensive, reliable resource such as coal undesirable as an energy source if it lessens dependence on foreign sources of energy and the technology is present to make it environmentally clean?
- Why is it better to buy energy resources and materials from politically antagonistic nations than develop domestic sources?
- Why is it better to hastily address uncertain climate variables with immature technologies of doubtful efficacy and dubious taxation schemes rather than wait for significantly better understanding of climate drivers and better technologies to allow adaption to any change?
- Why does judicial proclamation precede scientific proof as the measure of science?
- Why are the workings of the economic marketplace replaced by the workings of the special interest tax incentives?
Where is all of that transparency we were promised? Of course, then Sen. Obama never meant that the proceedings of the U.S. government should be open to the public. He only meant that the public should be made clearly aware of what their leaders had decided regarding how the people would be allowed to conduct their lives after the decisions were made. He knows, after all, that openness in government could only lead to a knowledgeable electorate... and that couldn't be what our Founding Fathers intended.
"Transparency:" an obfuscation of "hidden, invisible, that which cannot be seen." Example: the government proceedings were so transparent that no outsider could see them.Also known as doublespeak or doublethink.
It is that thinking that has driven the growth of the government based on special interests' interpretation of the need for government to be really large and powerful in order to promote the general welfare. James Madison stated that the “general welfare” clause was not intended to give Congress an open hand “to exercise every power which may be alleged to be necessary for the common defense or general welfare.”
Or was that not obfuscated enough?