On Being Dumb

Of essence, being dumb or being smart is trivially different from being

Non-trivially

Being being be

How, then, do the smart perceive the dumb

They be, they are

Some are ours, others not

They not be, or rather, they be trivially, and thus all the same

As if they were not

Disregarded and discarded, for they are dumb while not being ours

Our dumb exist in the shade of, not indifferent intelligence, but our intelligence

Shielded from the sun, our dumb be without exposure to being dumb

Being dumb without our protection, these dumb are pathetic

Lacking the warming sympathy of our awareness

They exist undigested from our analysis, while our analysis factors them in

As long as they stay dumb

Their dumb can be infinite, but within acceptable expectations of our calculations

That’s what being dumb is

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Betsy Calabaza

blooms — crazy rants masked as abstract experimental philosophy. s/o CS Peirce