Obfuscated: (Verb); Make obscure, or unclear.
Parrhesia: (Verb); to speak the truth for the common good, even at personal risk
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Regarding the author: I’m called Hacksaw in most circles. I’ve been thinking for a long time. I’m not going to bother talking about my credentials because I don’t have any with respect to this topic, save for the fact that I’ve been living for a pretty long time, and I’m reasonably smart. It doesn’t matter. What does matter is that the words we boil down here stand on their own. If they don’t stand up on their own, they aren’t useful.