Word of the Year: Gimme some of that obfuscation.


Looking back at the NAC archives, I’ve used the word “obfuscation” at least a dozen times, with reference to the Floyd County Health Department, the abortive River View development, county government’s designs for Community Park, the city council, the redistricting lawsuit, the Gary’s view of downtown revitalization … and even more on top of these.

As the Bookseller notes, it’s that kind of word, especially when applied to political dysfunction.

Word of the Year Entry: Obfuscation

 … I find it interesting that in each of these definitions, obfuscation is not an accidental event. It involves direct agency and intent. That is, those who practice obfuscation do so willingly and knowingly, fully intending to hinder ready analysis.