Obliged to “keep their mouths shut”
“....One of the tragedies of southern Africa is that when people are appointed to ‘positions’ within the wildlife arena they feel obliged to “keep their mouths shut” lest they “let the side down”…..” as said by Ron.
In fact, the truth is you let the side down by not speaking out. That is true in most all spheres of life.
Not speaking out results in “double-speak” masquerading as “diplomacy” which is a cause of many of our modern-day ills.