The Power Behind The Throne
April 12, 1989
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#481 Apr 12. 1989 – 1:22 ( needs edits for abbreviations )
Notes by TK
Kyroot to :04.
The SL activities (man’s “individuality”, personality) of man are similar to the “legal fiction” of the business corporation. The owners of the corporation are not responsible for its actions, and they can hide behind the corporate veil. Cf. Life. Life operates man as a corporation at the SL. Connection to the power of the king being the institution of the throne/monarchy.
The sustenance for the visceral level of man, the PL, is habit. Habit is responsible for general good health and well being of the body. At the SL (thought and emotion) the sustaining activity is imitation of elders. There is profit for a RR in the struggle against SL routine, but not for struggle against the PL. Whatever is not PL is known-entertainment to the RR (unknown entertainment to the ordinary).
The RR formula for action: strict formal efforts toward PL needs, improvisation at the SL. For true entertainment, improvisation is absolutely necessary; it is not far above the PL, coming as an injection of ‘feeling’ into the performance (also known as the ‘interpretation’ of another’s work). Anything less than being the interpreter of another’s work is unsatisfying to RR.
“Things” don’t produce their own resistance; the power that produces the original impetus also produces the resistance. Connection to the owners of a corporation hidden behind the corporate veil, yet controlling it; the “power behind the throne”. “It comes with power-steering” period. The fact that man can think of the possibility of it coming without power-steering animates the either/or option; but there is a third option: no: it comes only with power-steering; can’t have it any other way.
Ordinary intelligence always separates the impetus from its coeval resistance. Connects to consciousness/individuality as a gambit sent by the corporate owners saying, “Hi! I’m your friend and I’m here to help protect you from your enemies…that I brought with me”.
1:19 End of public tape.
Excursion for NP: 1 x day for 8 days, do an improvisation, a total improvisation of a song, limerick etc.
And Kyroot Said…
If you can calm down for a second, you can calm down for a
minute; and if you can calm down for a minute, you can calm down
for an hour; and if you can calm down for an hour, you don’t have
to take two aspirin, or call me in the morning.
If all you can do is repeat and reproduce other men’s ideas,
you don’t actually have an intellect, you got a xerox.
One guy’s definition of Life: “The attempt to avoid the
One lad chided for his lack of effort responded by saying
that he’d read that, “Those consistently superb are in risk of
being taken for granted,” and that he wished to avoid this snare.
From the general area of a reputed revolutionist camp, I
heard the following comment, “We don’t deal in conspiracy
theories — we ARE one.”
A certain person was asked why they never mentioned a
certain tragedy that had recently befallen them, and they said,
“As though it never happened.” “You surely can’t mean that,”
came the reply. “It was so long ago,” said the person. “It was
only yesterday,” insisted the reply. “So long ago,” said they,
“as though it never happened.”
As he sent his boy off to tend to city affairs, a father
advised, “Remember, think mediocre.”
Forget vampires, zombies, and the un-dead, the real ripe
character is the revolutionist, “He Who Returns From The Living.”
When it’s all an act, it’s all bearable.
It’s one thing for a man to forget his duty, another to
forget pay day.
In a real revolutionist camp there is no sick bay.
Never mistake repairs for treatments, nor confuse treatments
with cures… unless you’re in the city limits, and then it
At an educational gathering I heard one speaker declare that
“Many people remain frightened by numbers….” Jeeze, imagine
how they’ll feel when they discover words.
There is this one guy of no fixed address who refers to
himself as a Doctor of Philanthropy, since he dispenses free
advice, and, he adds, so as to have more to go around he takes
none of it himself.
From over that way, yeah, over near the bushes, I heard this
said, “Let us now praise the juiciest thinkers.”
Found this one ole dude over in the shady part of the park
who concludes every sentence by adding, “Sic.”
Everyone’s wanted for a murder they didn’t commit.
Tradition is a leftover sandwich.
Overheard one city chap praying thusly, “Oh god, may I
become SO famous that I’ll never have to apologize again.”
Quizzical By-Play For The Day: Question: “You’re not from
around here, are you?” Reply: “Is anybody?”