Friday, May 13, 2011

Behind Closed Doors

"Our plan is to offer to keep appropriately private negotiations private. If the other side chooses to game reasonable private/public protocol assure them we WILL respond in kind and are already preparing to do so. Hopefully a sense of decorum will prevail."

What should be publicly known
"Transparency is another word forced recently into the 'lightning rod' class by the usual suspects. Will we have to describe it rather than use the word to enter a productive conversation?"

"Maybe it would be sufficient to modify it with, say, appropriate. As in 'appropriate transparency'?"

The pattern became easy to detect. The face of the meme framed the discussion to contain a subset of the solution space that favored the Deception Machine.

By choosing subject matter outside of that framework but close and doing so in a friendly but firm way, observers could instantly recognize the attempt at this type of manipulation and a successful method of mitigating its effects.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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