Don’t worry about the facts, just whack on the GREENWASH - by Giovanni Ebono (IV6.1)

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The typical image of the Mediterranean is a blue sea with

white-walled houses clinging to the rocky landscape.

Every spring, after the Easter processions when the Mistral stops

blowing, house-proud citizens freshen up those walls with a

bucket of whitewash.

The power of a simple mixture of lime, chalk and water to hide

the ravages of a year’s wear and tear is so compelling it has

entered the language. When a politician puts the best face on a

difficult policy, we accuse them of ‘whitewashing’ the truth.

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First printed in Informed Voice Magazine Vol 6#1