The degree of decline of a civilization can be measured by how much widespread hypocrisy and cynicism are. The double standard is, paradoxically, the only standard of our times, the one that is shared by the majority, or at least by the dominant group, the one paradigmatically represented by our leaders. It is, in essence, that what-is-done and what-is-said increasingly detach themselves, up to levels that could be considered pathological.
In this situation, we propose a return to the origins; literally. If, as it was said, the first law is inscribed on the body of the sacrificed (Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison, 1975), then why not do the same on his symmetrical figure, the man who decides on the life or the death of innocents?
Image after White House's Barack Obama's photo (2012) [pd] and United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).