Attorney: Is anyone in the other wing aware of this…as far as you know?
Important Person: Suspicion and fear are essential to inspiration. It’s contagious. And, if used in a deliberate and purposeful fashion…well…lack of clarity allows greater control… for who does one turn to? Reason in and of itself is ineffective.
Attorney: What about the effect on others that only appears tangential at first? I mean…blowback?
Important Person: Think of my bank-account and your fees.