Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Teach them the truth about truthiness aka bullshit!

This is truly the age of truthiness aka bullshit aka scientification!

A professor asks the question: “What do we tell our future diplomats?” The answer to that question is uebersimple and has been well documented. Just google books or scholar with the search strings - truthiness or bullshit for many references.

You teach them that they will be system sycophants and you teach them how to communicate in the bureaucratic, say-nothing, bullshit style as described in the recent ueberexcellent paper by Brandenburg entitled: Short of Lying – The prevalence of bullshit in political {and therefore bureaucratic} communication (paper prepared for presentation at the Annual Conference of Political Studies Association, Reading, 4-6, 2006. Brandenburg quotes George Orwell (1946) who “saw a special connection between politics and the debasement of language, which, he said, derived largely from the fact that in our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible”.

The overarching principle of governance, leadership and management consists of the abuse of citizens by citizens through the liberal application of truthiness aka bullshit aka scientification. The role of governance, management and leaders is to mindfuck the citizens, subordinates and followers into believing their truthiness and bullshit and turning them into mindless sycophants who will do, say or believe anything they are told.

All leaders sind Fuehrers
and alle Fuehrer are learders.
Most leaders mislead and
die meisten Fuehrer verfuehren!

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