Shameless, Brainless & Heartless

by Sam C. Chan
July 4, 2008

schamlos, unvernünftig, herzlos

éhonté, bête, sans-cœur

无 耻, 无知, 无情

How shameless are you?
How brainless are you?
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 of each.

DENSITY 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 to reveal?

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 waking up, refraining from complicity in needless atrocities, and ceasing self-destructions. Prerequisite: learn how to learn. ]

ADMONISHMENT: Don't be a dead weight. The least you can do is to graciously and prudently step aside now! Better yet, join the 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 intolerance, 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. I certainly don't seek to offend your tender prideI just don't feel compelled to lie, or sugar-coat everything; in sycophantic fashion, for self-profiting. Think about the virtues of "obscenity" and the obscenity of "virtues." 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 written and addressed to the entire citizenry 300-million strongnot specifically targeted at you. You are neither that important nor special. A few 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...

Got it? 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. Enough already. Indifferent? I'm truly sorry (sympathetic, not apologetic). My most sincere condolences and best of luck!

Interesting times are upon us once again...

A self-censored edition
the remainder of content withheld...
pending Project Déluge II events, per "Decibo Accord"

* No one is merely ignorant & inept. Not to that extent. No one. Impossible.

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ironies | omissions | malframed arguments | fallacies | conflations
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