July 4, 2008
éhonté, bête, sans-cœur
无耻, 无知, 无情
How brainless are you?
How heartless are you?
Voilà! The 3 primary questions I ask everyone these days. Unlike my
previous "one-eyed man"
question, which is entirely rhetorical; these 3Qs are: actual, valid
and intellectual in nature. That you are all three*, is obviously a given. Therefore, I am
specifically inquiring about the extend of each.
DENSITY ALERT: Almost
every sentence, coined term here has an essay behind it (some
published). The various blatant allusions you recognized are
merely segues into the background stories and analysis.
Ask, and I shall qualify you and discuss.
As such, each question here expects and deserves an actual and thoughtful
answer. Do you even fully 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 despairs during the period between 2 and 25 years from
supremely relevant questions will
serve as your trusty guide. Once you understand the root causes after a bit
of pondering, 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.) Don't be a dead
weight. The least you can do is to graciously and prudently step aside!
Better yet, join the endeavor to defer yet another "refreshing"
tree of liberty," by reducing insane siphoning and curbing volatility.
The world is not a "mystery." It is just a complex series of
multi-layered simple principles.
Stop the intolerance, knee-jerk reactions, and blatant logical fallacies. On a pragmatic
note: Continue with some of your public posturing, 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 confuse integrity with negativity. I certainly don't seek to offend—I just don't feel
compelled to lie, or constantly sugar-coat everything; in sycophantic
fashion, for self-profiting. Think about
the virtues of "obscenity" and the
obscenity of "virtues."
Oh, don't flatter yourself. This is written and addressed to a certain
citizenry 300-million strong—not specifically targeted at you. You
are neither that important nor special. A very few among you already knew that,
and can readily enumerate the reasons why. In fact, use your initial reaction upon
sighting of the title 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! Speak up! Enraged? Great. Get started and
learn! Open eyes, perk ears, sit down, and shut up. Now, 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.
the remainder of content withheld...
pending Project Déluge II events, per "Decibo Accord"
* No one is merely ignorant & inept. Not to that extend. No