Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Minister for Brilliance, Prosperity and Pleasant Foreign Relations

Combining responsibilities in new ways has often been one of the main features of new cabinets around the world. This seems to account for the confusions regarding appointments to the current Nilkawtian cabinet.

The former Nilkawtian Minister for Brilliance had some difficulty, it seems, in understanding the difference between brilliance and enlightenment.  Whilst enlightenment is meant to be a means to an end, at least according to the Nilkawtian Constitution, brilliance is meant to be the end supplied by any expression of enlightenment.  Brilliance, therefore, is not about theory or even about practice.  It is about the assessment of means in accordance with the ends that are required to be supplied.

For example, this digital embassy does not have any important news to relate on every working day of every working week.  In that respect, it is quite a normal diplomatic entity.  Nor is this embassy necessarily able to provide timely news at the beginning of the day. To suggest, therefore, that news should be supplied on a fixed schedule is contrary to the facts and therefore unenlightened.

In most circumstances, urgent news reaches here at all sorts of times, and particularly in the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week.  This can sometimes be exceedingly inconvenient.  It is the time when the Ambassador is most likely to be absent.  She is, however, usually located in the parlour meant for you at that time of day.

The ability to assess whether information is urgent or indeed factual is certainly a consequence of enlightenment.  Part of the art of brilliance, however, is the ability to communicate that information to the correct persons in accordance with a suitably timely awareness of priorities.

The former Nilkawtian Minister for Prosperity had some difficulty, it seems, in understanding the difference between the temporary and the permanent aspects of governance.  It is always necessary to distinguish between delegation and denomination.  This particularly applies regarding a religious approach to money.  Prosperity often requires a devotion to the management of money and offices.

The former Nilkawtian Foreign Minister had some difficulty, it seems, in understanding the difference between nature and culture.  He still refuses to receive treatment for his unfortunate condition.

The new Minister for Brilliance, Prosperity and Pleasant Foreign Relations, Lady Kardzonda Taybull, has, for many years, been one of the leading players and teachers in Nilkawt's National School of Acting and Effective Action.  She already appears to know her new role very well indeed.

Recently, Lady Taybull has been working on a part-time basis at the Bank of Nilkawt as a foreign exchange risk manager. She has also toured the world extensively as an actress, a performance artist and as a business communicator.