Jan Cox Talk 0404

No Substitute for Humans

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The Audio Below contains Kyroots being read that the Video does not.



AKS/News Item Gallery = jcap 1988-10-10 (0404)
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Transcript = Tneeded – edit before posting

Summary

#404 * Oct 12, 1988 * – 1:15
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :05. ][ More on being serious in unseemly ways (e.g., the seriousness of the importance of children to the human race). The RR/Real Revolutionist should not accept common genetic generalities as his individual interest. The common genetic flow people take personally, egoistically, as the center of that flow when it should be otherwise—i.e., people should feel the commonality belying a unique egoistic center. Thus “doin’ what comes naturally” has no place in the RR’s agenda.

Nobody takes responsibility for thinking—rather they insulate themselves behind technology. “Rationalization” is action misnamed: the avoidance of responsibility to be intelligent. A supposed difference between actual and potential intelligence, that a man could or might be more intelligent than he acts, is nonexistent. “The lights were on a timer”—everything is on a timer. One’s ordinary sense-of-self is the ultimate insulation from thinking and taking responsibility to be intelligent; it keeps the ordinary from looking any further, of being something else.

Computer metanomy (metaphor): the fascination/fears of computer usurpation of human domains of thought labor—the human responsibility for thinking/intelligence; that artificial humans might take over. But humans can’t invent something that will exceed their capability, because men aren’t intelligent. TT/This Thing is the concern with the actual increase of intelligence; to think smarter, in more complex patterns. The computer is an attempted insulation from the responsibility for being intelligent…but “There is no substitute for humans”. The ordinary believe otherwise, that machines can replace humans. Humans all thru history have attempted to substitute religions and other institutions for humans. Government as a substitute for humans. God as a super-duper computer substitute.


And Kyroot Said…

When they start calling out the trains, don’t stick out your
ticket until someone else does.

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To worry about the “lasting impact” of something in the City
is to lose sleep wondering whether this night will last all the
way into morning.

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No real growth is possible based only on enjoiners,
admonitions, and “thou shalt nots.”

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Is the REAL joy of the Revolutionist in being, rather than
in doing? But is not “being” a super kind of “doing”?

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Other evening I heard this guy with Bush stains on his
jacket say, “The twin joys of an intelligent life rightly spent
is first in knowing you lived in full accord with Nature Herself,
and secondly in knowing that you had no choice.”

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The day may come when you will never again hear someone say,
“The day may come.”

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Only the ordinary, at meal time, believe the only process in
action is THEM-eating-the-FOOD, with no possibility of the ole
vicey-versy.

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If some “new idea” is just the same-ole-shit then rest
assured it’s just the same-ole-shit.

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It should be visible enough by now that I can go ahead and
put-the-words-on-it, thusly: If you’re gonna go on feeling bad
you’re just about done for.

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Just as he was being completely swallowed by this gigantic
opinion-constrictor, I heard the guy in the sham bush jacket
exclaim, “Hey, this IS the wild kingdom.”
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If you ain’t smart you ain’t shit. (Unless you’re in charge
of kicking the asses of those who are.)

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Heard a Man, after being verbally exposed to some
Revolutionist ideas, ask himself, “Does this mean that each one
of my little cells has its own intellect?” But I have a much
better, bigger query, “Does each one of his little INTELLECTS
have its own intellect?

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Domestic violence is the primary cause of so-called
“intellectual traumas.” And, oh yeah, I’m referring to single
party, self-inflicted events.

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What may be funny in the basement is not necessarily so
upstairs.

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External foes are simply distant relatives you’ve never met.

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One City analyst said, “A mere reSTATEMENT is not a
solution,” to which I say, “Oh Yeah?”

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It doesn’t matter until you THINK it does.

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…and Kyroot added: And it doesn’t hurt until you ADMIT it
does.

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If everything WASN’T basically the same, there’d be no need
for synonyms and antonyms.

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One City Cynic said, “The only trick to being, or at least,
seeming intelligent is to find problems that CAN be solved.” Is
that sweet or what?

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Revolutionist Motto #R-17: Celebrate, or die.

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