The bizarre case of Beck Weathers boldfaces the huge question mark that
punctuates so much of SHAM doctrine and its myriad applications. The
sitcom Seinfeld, in the famous words of its creator and title character,
was a "show about nothing." Much the same could be said of SHAM. To a
disconcerting degree, it is an $8.56 billion social crusade about
nothing. It is a religion whose clerics get very, very rich by stating
the obvious in a laughably pontifical fashion. As Anne Wilson Schaef,
best known for her book Co-Dependence: MisunderstoodMistreated,
informs us in a later work, Living in Process, "Life is a process. We are a
process. The Universe is a process."
To which a cynic might add: Making airy, asinine statements meant to
impress or hoodwink gullible people is also a process.
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