It goes without saying that there is no longstanding career opportunity in stating the obvious and even less so doing same in a longwinded manner. The shifting sand of modern communication arts are more inclined in swallowing up those who are not fleet of foot with the vagaries of expressing what seems to be commonly held opinions. After all the only real arbiter of the truth in current times is consensus as constructed by the extended organ of mass media inspired Internet communication. Veracity as it was once known found its ultimate vindication at one time no too long ago in the photographic image. Further back into more ancient eras the ability to command words in their most inspiring sense of usage was equally respected. Yet now we can currently place little if any trust in the mere appearance of any combination of either category.
The search for solid belief now has become a journey that is reliant upon the subtle art of interpretation that weighs past performance and their ongoing outcomes with current outbursts of heartfelt exposition. If these respective efforts seem somehow to have some sense of parity then the marker of possible truth is ascribed. The proverbial ‘walk’ must in the end accurately overlay the ‘talk’. The trouble is that we no longer seem to have well-qualified administrators on the bridge issuing efficient commands but rather skilled orators who can take verbal advantage of any regrettable situation and make disaster seem an inevitable result of circumstances that they claim to have no sway over. Everything bad is designated as being within the province of someone else’s responsibility and as they relate at the times of subsequent crisis, it is only their diligence that prevents a much worse series of events from coming to pass.
This is of course the highest form of theater. A ritual form of political Kabuki where the steps are long rehearsed and routine. The general public’s sensibilities are for their part are not too different than that of those proverbial horses that would rather burn up in a fire than lose the mental comfort of their own familiar stall. The carefully devised mental construct of public education and ongoing barrage of mass media outlets of entertainment turning one’s intellect into jelly. The fact of the matter is of course that ‘truth’ is always a matter of ‘point of view’. The ultimate conclusion about an event leading inevitability to a final sense of acceptable compromise. How then can one sleep soundly at night and be assured that the world will remain the same as the night before? Perhaps this has both good and bad connotations?