| July 4, 2008
耻, 无知, 无情
How shameless are
How brainless are you?
How heartless are you?
Voilà! The three primary questions I ask
everyone these days. Unlike my previous "one-eyed man" question, which
was entirely rhetorical;
these 3Qs are: actual,
valid and intellectual in nature. That you are all three*,
is of course a given. Therefore, I am specifically inquiring about the extent
ALERT: Almost every statement &
coined term here has more behind it (some published). The allusions you recognized are segues into the
backstories and analysis. Ask,
and I shall qualify and discuss.
As such, every question here implores actual thoughtful
answers. Do you even comprehend?
Have you ever pondered
upon it? Can
you assess and
articulate? Do you dare
to discuss? Are you willing
In your inevitable despair during the period
between 2 and 25 years from now, these supremely relevant questions
will serve as your trusty guide. Once you truly realize the root
causes, all the necessary courses of action will
become apparent. [ Hint: The solutions consist of merely
refraining from complicity in needless atrocities,
and ceasing self-destructions. Prerequisite: learn how to learn. ]
ADMONISHMENT: Don't be a dead weight. The least
can do is to graciously and prudently step aside now! Better yet, join
endeavor to defer yet another "refreshing" of "the
tree of liberty," by reducing insidious siphoning and curbing
volatility. Live, and let live, peacefully. Steal with one hand. At the
end of the day, you must maintain some semblance of
dignity, lest you bring shame and sorrow to posterity.
The world is not a "mystery." It just works
on a complex
series of multi-layered simple
principles. All your major hardships and
frustrations are by and large self-inflicted. Stop the
knee-jerk reactions, blatant logical fallacies, and delusions.
Transcend air-tight ignorance. Think!
On a pragmatic
note: Do continue
with some of your public posturing
and virtue signaling,
while drawing a clear line just short of lying to yourself. After all:
"Influence without affluence is a non-occurrence." (SCC June
2004, on Austerity and Making a Difference)
Please, don't conflate integrity with negativity.
certainly don't seek to offend your tender pride—I
just don't feel compelled to lie, or sugar-coat
everything; in sycophantic fashion, for self-profiting. Think about the virtues
and the obscenity
Living spinelessly livelong is self-detrimental. Acting transparently
disingenious is self-degrading. Being callous &
unscrupulous is self-destructive.
Very few know, let alone
comprehend. Of those, fewer still dare to speak.
REFLECTION: Oh, don't flatter yourself. This is
addressed to the entire citizenry 300-million strong—not specifically
targeted at you. You are neither that important nor special.
among us already knew that, and can readily
enumerate the reasons why. In fact, use your initial reaction
upon sighting of the 3 questions to gauge your own fundamental
competence, and how in touch you are with reality.
Grown-ups shouldn't be afraid of darkness, unless...
Fine. I shall preach to the choir no further... Uneasy? Why? Com'on!
Don't be silly. Please speak up & share. Enlighten us all. Enraged? Great! Start
learning: Open eyes, perk ears, sit down, and shut up... calm down...
Now, wise up... activate brain! Hold
your horses. First, do no harm.
Indifferent? I'm truly sorry (sympathetic, not
most sincere condolences and best of luck!
Interesting times are upon us once again...
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Project Déluge II events, per "Decibo Accord"
* No one is merely ignorant
& inept. Not to that extent. No one.
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