How truly disturbing is a celebrated musician’s overt, but arguably unintentional, display of his full frontal nudity in social media?
Is it any more disconcerting than the naked ambition of politicians who rankle the public with barefaced lies just to remain in power? Is it any more maddening than the claims of an ex-dictator’s siblings to have graduated from the very Ivy League schools which have exposed and revealed their deceit? Does anything vex a society more than a leader whose anti-corruption crusade has been uncovered as a starkly unmitigated sham?
Clearly, undeniably, no. One can enshroud the naked truth, but in due course, it will be undressed and betrayed in its au naturale state.
(featured image: Spanish fountain pen maker Inoxcrom, founded in 1942 by Manuel Vaqué Ferrandis in Barcelona, released its “Naked” special edition pen in 2007. Inoxcrom, which combines the Spanish words “inoxidable” (or stainless) and “cromo” (or chromium), now uses the new and restructured brand “IXC Barcelona.” Created by multi-lauded industrial designer Josep Lluscà, the glossy red instrument is a paean to elegance, sobriety and class, the bare necessities that are sorely missing in today’s duplicitous world. )