Jan Cox Talk 0627

All “Attempts to Help” Must Result in Harm


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AKS/News Gallery = jcap 1989-10-27 (0627)
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#627 Mar 28, 1990 – 1:09 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :08. More odds and ends. Man believes he is capable of distinct, separate acts (including thinking) of per se good and evil; such supports the concept of episodic existence. This Thing is the attempt to produce in an individual a more universal outlook.

Bad news is swift whereas good news is halting, slow. People accept this reality, and there is Revolutionary reality to it as well. Consider, why is it so that good news is slow while bad is swift?

Everything that lives long enough inevitably shows signs of irony. All “attempts to help” must result in doing harm to someone, even by their own definition of harm. E.g., of environmental action groups harming environment with their unrelenting attentions.

Consider that a battle rages in “another future” in your own nervous system between creatures who believe talk is something they do, and talk itself which regards those creatures as its medium of operation.

TWE/to what end, do men of all categories speak of their beliefs as though there is an external paradigm of incontrovertible truth to which it favorably conforms? None see that all beliefs have no validating proof outside the human skull. Only in SL/secondary level, affairs do questions of propriety arise which are tacitly expected to have external cures.

Man’s fascination with “secret info” is sated by secrecy itself . E.g., of secrets of Freemasonry being nothing more than the secret ritual of initiation into secrets. Note that no one feels cheated; none complain they haven’t received the “secrets”. Consider the parallel: initiation into life by Life via ‘special’ rituals, i.e., First Stories.


…and Kyroot said:
There are several known and willing names to describe eras of human human activities, such as the classical, romantic, neo-classical, and modern, but there is another, lesser known one,
that’s always available, the New Madness.

…and Kyroot said:
The terminal Greyhound is a Timex.

…and Kyroot said:
There’s this one little planet where the creatures think that the
cutest thing about themselves IS themselves.

…and Kyroot said:
An Absolute, Unconditional, Indubitable Universal Truth: Nothing is
as far away as some people think.
Corollary, Absolute, Unconditional, blah, blab Truth, etc.: Nothing is as near as some people think.
(Do note, as always, how it all still “works out.”)

…and Kyroot said:
Several of the elders, so as to stay in touch, left this message in the nippers’ latrine: “A Philistine with a rubber band can do you more harm than good.”

…and Kyroot said:
A really good virus thrives on inoculations.

…and Kyroot said:
As they ventured out into the backyard to check out the weather, the old man, attempting to wax philosophical, said, “The sun comes out when he wants to,” and the kid thought, “So? So
do I.”

…and Kyroot said:
“Well, now that you ask,” said this one ole coot, “I’ll tell you – the worst thing about the everyday world is that one dimension keeps bumping into another one.”

…and Kyroot said:
“Oh Papa, let’s go see a parade.”
“No need to go anywhere my boy, you ARE one.”

…and Kyroot said:
“Ah hah, and Ah hay – may I be the first to congratulate you?”
“Yes, you may.”

…and Kyroot said:
One of the younger rebels one day inquired of an older trooper,
“I heard it said that ‘A Real Revolutionist is never really comfortable with his clothes,’ so tell me, would he be more so with someone else’s clothes?”
The older subversive dragged his boot around in the campfire,
and started picking around in his ear. By the time his foot began to smoke he spoke, saying, “Kid, you see that tree over there?…”

…and Kyroot said:
I had an uncle (he wasn’t really my uncle he paid me to say that), who would take all the important things he still had to do and put ’em all off to the same uncertain day
…so as, (as he put it), “To get a better handle on the handle.”

…and Kyroot said:
There’s no violence like old violence.
…(If Stradivari had been a gunsmith we’d all be living in the hi-rise.)

…and Kyroot said:
In one Revolutionist camp I visited some place else, and while in the shower I heard a dis-embodied voice softly floating atop the steam, gently singing,
“Drowning, oh drowning in this, my sea of freedom…”

…and Kyroot said:
Upon hearing it stated quite dogmatically, most emphatically, and no less I guess than by an “expert” that, “Knowledge is but remembered experience,” this one warrior thought only to himself, “If it’s come to that then all the dings in my shield can be fixed and I’m no better off than, before.”

…and Kyroot said:
Just beyond the city limits of Comparison is a little stretch known to some as, “Free Time.”

…and Kyroot said:
On this one, funny little world I visited in April they say that the difficulty in overcoming behavior is not in actually overcoming it, but in actually wanting to.
…(There is also a splinter group who vigorously opposes the over-use of the word “actually.”)

…and Kyroot said:
Later that same year (August, I believe it was), I was traveling through
this other parallel solar system when I discovered a man just outside their capitol city who had set up some sort of “retreat in the trees,” and above the main entry road had hung the following banner:
“How To Be: Rich without money, Calm without depressants, Alert without stimulants,
Healthy without medication, Serene without religion, Sane without analysis, Safe without family, Learned without degrees, Beautiful without surgery, Satisfied without recognition,
Successful without deception, Victorious without violence, and…

…and Kyroot said:
During his first years of relative peace and satisfaction, this one guy
would ofttimes sing to himself, “Oh, I’m so happy I could die,” but then after a certain exhilarating run on that fast part of the back stretch, he changed the tune to,
“I’m so happy you could die.”
…(Now I can’t take the time to explain ALL of these to you Sunday-drivers.)

I O/27/89-(20)
…and Kyroot said:
All stars, just seconds before they transverse that glorious supernovae
threshold, send out the message,
“It’s all just a premise, all just a premise.”