Like a schooled attorney, whenever I come across criminal activity I look for pattern, motive, and opportunity.
This intriguing opening sentence has its counterparts:
"From several years of touring prisons, I’ve learned they all have a distinctive and oddly similar smell: sweat, human misery, and grime — sometimes overlain, but never hidden, by the acrid odors of chlorine and other cleaning products."
The few that spring to mind--to establish pattern--are:
That an entire well-funded PR field has sprung up to GREEN WASH toxic products. A cheery veneer is placed over the agony of what these products actually do to persons, places, and living beings.
The emphasis made on order, cleanliness, and neat uniforms inside military operations. These routines are also veneers placed over the obscenity of killing, i.e. mass murder: the ostensible purpose of a military machine that answers to a corporatized (i.e. fascist, and anti-life) state.
The pretty boxes used to sell "foods" that are now full of toxic chemical additives, oils that make human guts leak, & gen-tech monstrosities that go unlabeled
Then, too, there's the repackaging of things as odious as torture... into "enhanced interrogation," and wars of aggression into "spreading Democracy," and turning the U.S. into a Stasi state as "fighting terrorism," and "free trade" which leaves no civilian free of corporate plunder... and the list goes on.
Add in the marketing of things like war (Andrew Card) and Presidents (the Obama team previously winning the Advertising of the Year Award), etc.
Every Truth is now under deliberately sanitized layers of cover!