Thanks to Gill Swanson for this. Next time you listen to a lecture by regional assembly factotums or supporters or europhiles and the apparatchik just play weasel word bingo and the rubbish they spout will seem even more ridiculous.
If you start to expose these weasel words in the press then the more foolish those using them will look.
Please feel free to circulate.
Let’s Cut the jargon and get back to direct representation
Weasel, words and phrases.
“Centres of excellence” (establishment-approved set-ups).
“Best practice” (establishment-approved ways of doing things)
“Stakeholders” (carefully chosen special-interest groups courted and flattered into the belief that they are helping the powerful to shape policy).
“Civil society” (members of any special interest groups considered important/amenable enough to be “stakeholders”)
“Governance" (the replacement of representative government with techniques that steer tame “stakeholders” along pre-determined paths towards a desired outcome).
“Consultation” (the process by which “stakeholders” are fooled into believing that they actually wanted to go down those paths anyway).
“Facilitator” (the stooge trained in-group dynamics who makes sure the “consultation process” doesn’t go astray).
“Consensus” (the apparent unanimity resulting from the elimination of opposition by a skilled “facilitator”)
"Participatory democracy” (the sidelining and ostracism of dissenting majorities and minorities by systematically excluding them from participation in “civil society” and “the consultation process”)
"Networking" (collusion among “stakeholders” in pursuit of their own interests, without regards for those barred from participation in “participatory democracy”)
“Opinion-formers” (the supra-national political and academic establishment, plus influential “stakeholders” who have achieved “consensus” via corruption or the “consultation process”)
“Law-makers” (an up-and-coming term, increasingly used as a synonym for representatives, heaven help us).
Let’s cut the jargon and the “governance” and gets back to the direct representatives, heaven help us).
Let’s cut the jargon and the “governance” and get back to the direct representation of individuals and their families and communities at grass-roots level.
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