While viewing a film from the early 60's entitled "The Trial" by Orson Welles, it was quite surprising to see the irony and likeness of the character known only as "the Advocate", also played by Welles.
The trial is an adaptation of Franz KAFKA's novel of the same name. As in Kafka's "The Castle", we see a sinister bureaucratic self-serving system impeding the main character, (Anthony Perkins, of "Psycho" fame) investigating due process of justice by infinite twists and turns, always and ultimately avoiding any resolution.
Is this not a perfect portrayal of how the WA government handles its own misdeeds?The Advocate's claims his purpose is to assist the accused and support the rightness of his cause and defence. The Advocate frequently reminds the accused that he can not proceed without The Advocate's involvement and assures the accused all is at hand while all the time only accumulating and adding to the vast amount of paperwork that fills chambers and miles of overfilled shelves.
There is in practice no purpose, other than that of the self-perpetuating system of a citizenry in defence against the bureaucratic industry of wrong-doing; ...and of course to assure The Advocate's own continued publicity and purpose of existence.
IS THIS NOT THE SAME AS OUR POISONED APB WA GOVERNMENT WORKERS HAVE EXPERIENCED WITH THE MINISTER OF GRICULTURE, KIM CHANCE?
...BUT HERE IS THE KICKER!
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS OF THE ADVOCATE AND KIM CHANCE!
* * * Here we see the sad ironies of history and fiction at play again. * * *