Now that I am a tiny cog in the great machinary of state, I get all kinds of insider mailings. This in today, from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security. George Orwell, call your agent.
“[We] make significant contributions to addressing the most pressing issues facing our nation. We boast a total commitment to our country’s safety, an extraordinary knowledge base, and an in-place organizational structure that delivers the highest quality certification and continuing education opportunities in homeland security. … The CHS program exists to connect its members with a broad resource pool of expert professionals who are able to give assistance in times of need. The primary objective of the CHS program is to develop a network of teams on the local, state, and national levels. It is comprised of provate-sector member experts from diverse disciplines and knowledge perspectives who provide constructive information, inspire debate, collaborate, and …….”
It goes on in this way for all six panels of the tri-fold glossy brochure. The picture that emerges of scared and mild little men, sitting around their local convention center with a coke and a cookie, participating in breakout sessions comprised of experts molding them into teams of business-speak Dilberts is an apt vision of the end of our times, both frightening and hillarious. Shoot the wounded indeed! Or at least break a few knee-caps!