Observing their new captain unexpectedly and inexplicably altering the course of their vessel onto a line leading directly into a minefield, an experienced ship’s crew immediately voice their concern. Mistakenly perceiving their objections as insurrection, the captain responds by summarily declaring all offenders mutineers, isolating them and sentencing them to be cast-aways.
Initiating “damage-control”, the captain issues a proclamation effectively condemning the mutineers as vile, dishonest, lazy, unproductive and dangerous, of having been long-time saboteurs and enemy agents intent on undermining and destroying the vessel and all it stands for.
Meanwhile, loudspeakers are activated all over the ship and messages transmitted to those on shore, offering assurances that all is well, the enemy source has been dealt with, the ship is secure, etc.
Much ado is made of how loud and obnoxious, how juvenile and annoying those offenders have been. How much better things will be when all that nonsense is over with.
Meanwhile, the ship holds onto its new course……
What we really need is something like ISMOLOGY!