Jan Cox Talk 0622

Listen to Your Internal “Pirate” radio station


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AKS/News Gallery = jcap 1989-10-16 (0622)
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#622 * Mar 16, 1990 * – 1:05 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :05. It never crosses the ordinary mind to question the legitimacy of the source of all its knowledge. Such knowledge always falls within the bounds of reality/normalcy such that it never evinces questions of validity. Thus nobody has any basis whatever on which to determine whether ‘you’ is an absolute fabrication by Life. Note however that it makes no difference anyway…to the ordinary. A variant to the evaluation-of-progress question (“does this make sense to me?”) statement: revolt against the common is equally useless as is submission to it (i.e., the king’s bastard son is the leader of the resistance). The opposite to anything is not its opposite.

In Real Revolutionist espionage the best secret agent will betray either side; he has no national allegiance. A Real Revolutionist must have no intellectual loyalties; must be cold-blooded, an unbeliever; a freelance thinker not involved in using words defensively, but offensively. He has another source of info available, a kind of “pirate” radio station broadcast he can tune in on.

The more the affairs of life become mechanically complex the trickier it is to do This Thing. In more primitive times it was sufficient merely to refrain from killing one’s neighbor in order to be a Subversive; nowadays men are ordinary merely by refraining from the thought of killing, and the Subversive to do This Thing must refrain from all ordinary thinking.


…and Kyroot said:
When everything looks the same
the bus has made a stop.
…and Kyroot said:
Several years hence, I ran across a splinter group whose adhesives
believed thusly; “A ‘good’ man
will not recognize himself in the dark.”
…and Kyroot said:
(Here is another of those quasi-useless Test Questions)- Can you see in
the following a blatant, though fugitive, non-negative facet?; “Just because someone offers to help doesn’t mean they CAN help.”
…and Kyroot said:
In a Subversive camp I passed through once I saw the following note
pinned to a tree near the latrine, it said,
“If you find yourself
being serious about some particular something go on and be real serious, and if you do get “real serious” go ahead and get rat- assed-SUPER serious and if you get that
serious about it, and you are a Real Revolutionist at least by then you’ll have had a good laugh.”
…and Kyroot said:
On this one mid-sized, pretty hospitable world I visited they have a
certain interesting dynamics; When confronted with something they can’t control, or comprehend they declare “war” on it.
10 /11/89-(6)
…and Kyroot said:
“I hate to pick on you kid,” said the blazing, starry sire, “But come on,
level with me, are you gonna be a moon all your
…and Kyroot said:
For most people, trying to think while you’re mad is about like trying
to think.
…(But don’t tell ’em I
told you.)
…and Kyroot said:
(Talk about convenience);
Fits come in everyone’s size.
..and Kyroot said:
“Out Of Town Query”; Through religion and philosophy Life seems to be
trying to teach man what?; How to think?, how to feel?,
or how to act?
…and Kyroot said:
Anyone without near relatives in the lower, lower class is not going
to amount to much.
…and Kyroot said:
All good science has a certain blind spot right near the center of its
own area of expertise.
Afternoon Variation: No playing field is fair without a hidden water hazard round the
fifty yard line.
…and Kyroot said:
This one lumberjack used to advise his brother, “Always have some back-up
ready and in reserve.”
…and Kyroot said:
Speaking of fail-safe-systems, and general over kill, how about Life
providing man with both religion and government!
…and Kyroot added:
And speaking as we were also about armadillos, a mister G.T. writes
from Texas, “Inasmuch as
I am from Ohio, why are I writing you from Texas?”
Kyroot said:
All human activities are exchanges.
…and Kyroot said:
At least talking about what you’re up to helps the ordinary remember
what they’re suppose
to be up to.
…and Kyroot said:
And in his fearless,if not feckless, resharpening of sequential saws,
the old man spoke to his lethargic
charge thusly, “Remember kidd-o; A journey of a thousand miles begins with a lotta luggage.”
…and Kyroot said:
People distract themselves in many ways, but you shouldn’t let you be
one of them.
…and Kyroot said:
Each person’s area of clearest sanity is where they are closest to being
…and Kyroot said:
You know, just because you forget about it doesn’t mean that that place
where “everything overlaps”
ceases to exist.
…and Kyroot said:
It is an awesome responsibility to be your own best friend.
1O/23/89-(1) •
…and Kyroot said:
A Real Revolutionist takes all available information as MIS-information.
10/23/89 -(2)
…and Kyroot said:
Part of criticism’s job is to furnish the feel of continuity…
…you remember
“continuity” – the
illusion that history’ all stuck together.
..and Kyroot said:
Fat is ungrateful.
…and Kyroot said:
One guy’s planetary, planning advice, “Invest your resources where
they’ll do the most good; In the next decade, growth will be THE growth industry.”
…and Kyroot said:
Apparently by way of attempting to explain something or other, this one
chap with sweaty brow, and
wringing hands sort of sobbed, “It’s come to this – I’m down
to my last
…and Kyroot said:
In all visible constellations with those familiar dimensions – the
unknown forever reigns supreme.
…and Kyroot said:
This other guy assures me indubitably, that he is “so in favor of fun”
that he even periodically tries to have some.
…and Kyroot said:
The Question Of The Day, (soup not included): Is human knowledge
discovered, invented, or
…and Kyroot said:
On this one planet there is talk of abolishing the normal lag time
between action, and thinking-of-action.
…and Kyroot said:
The ultimate, operational definition of the word “virtual” is in
accepting the voice saying, “I” AS I.
…and Kyroot said:
The inevitable response to a stabbing is to bleed; the proper response
to a fear of stabbing is a subversive brain smile.
…and Kyroot said:
(Another example of the frustrations of neural-home-ownership),Answer
the following; Which of the
statements is the correct one?, “The basement’s flooded – quick, call a plumber.”, or
“Whoa, the basement’s flooded call the roofers.”
…(On many planets mental-rental has become the
way to go.)
…and Kyroot said:
Those who still believe that”man is a sham of his former self”, should,
(as they will), speak for
…and Kyroot said:
One fine day the old man took the kid aside and said, “You have long
been asking me what life means
to man, and now’s as good a time
for me to respond as will be next Friday, so listen up;
Human life is…life is either a test, or a punishment….oh, add, a laboratory; Life is either a test, a punishment, or a laboratory…yeah…well, you could add to that that it’s also possibly an opportunity… an opportunity, or a joke…Now we’ve got it; Life is either a test, a punishment, a laboratory, an opportunity, or a joke…yeah but it could also be a sport, so add sport to the list, and that’ll about wrap it up,(except to add that it could also be either irrelevant, or unfathomable)… Ah, forget it kid, run on out
d play.” _ _
…and Kyroot said:
Can there be strength without energy?
…and Kyroot said:
Over in this other solar system the creatures have begun receiving
radio messages from the deep area of space wherein they think their gods are located, and it repeats over and over these words,
“Confirm, confirm; please confirm.”
…and Kyroot said:
Over in the sixty-fourth-sector, at a recent social gathering there was this one chap wandering about with a little sign nailed, (or perhaps, taped) to his forehead which said,
“Party Brain: Celebrating Twenty Years In Bizness.”
…and Kyroot said:
Talking is the attempt to LEARN to talk.
(…and Kyroot added:
I could make some
related comment regarding thinking, but by the time an ordinary man might benefit therefrom his time would be up.)
…and Kyroot said:
A chap at a near by table, surveying the extensive smorgasbord of experiences, sweet, sour, hot, mild, complimentary, and conflicting, waved away the menu and said, “I’ll just
have whatever Life’s having.”
…and Kyroot said:
As long as you know what you’re talking about it’s a waste of time.