It occurs to me that the term “deep context” is related to interpretation & symbols.
We know in relationship, in context. Context is deep, shielded, covered, camouflaged, protected.
Is it a hope or a delusion for government to be or become transparent? As long as it operates from a paranoid and fear-based perspective it is probably a delusion.
Government is a million-headed bureaucracy, comprised of regulations and methods of enforcement; it is rule-burdened and slow, achingly slow, plodding to the point of paralysis, rigid and restricting, controlling and out-dated, sluggish, brackish and out-paced.
In who’s universe is it even possible for government to share with you that which you think you need or wish to know?
Secondarily, it occurs to me that we live our lives on the surface (not always but much of the time), rarely delving into the deeper contexts. We don’t really, really want to know.
We avoid involvement, responsibility, connection and as a result miss any opportunity to truly understand our times or our world. Any understanding we hold is a reduction of another’s opinion.
We are overwhelmed by the complexity and the vast amounts of issues, problems and resistances. Resistance as much ours as theirs, as much stubbornness and fear as stuckness and confusion.
And yet, deep in our hearts we know it doesn’t have to be this way. We know humanity is better and more capable than how it often behaves. In order to hold that knowledge we would need to simplify and de-technify our rules and the rule making apparatus.