Jan Cox Talk 0629

Thinking Backwards


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#629 Apr 2, 1990 – 1:04
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :06. Practical hints for Real Revolutionist living. Try to continually survey the potential sequential consequence of planned action so as to never be in a position that ordinarily requires explanation for lack of foresight. A secret method: “thinking backward”. This is not thinking opposite or reverse (as from effect to cause); it is a turning of thought on itself, forcing mutual self destruction leaving something else present.

The corollary: “thinking sideways” which is the attempt to extract your public, personal voice from the center of activity. This makes it impossible to think in the local. E.g., replace “I don’t like opera” with “Opera would not receive its deserved appreciation if left to my own lack of experience with and knowledge of it”; this as opposed to “I like opera” which opposes Life’s natural flow thru you. “Thinking sideways / backwards” displaces talk about you with apparent talk /concern with the subject matter itself. It extracts you from any identifiable position. It is impossible to reconnoiter from a known position; you cannot take in info you need if you are busy giving out the info that Life needs.


…and Kyroot said:
The first shot’s always the loudest.

…and Kyroot said:
This one fellow attempted to describe the unusual expansion of his
own intellect by calling the process: “The Potemkin-izing Of His Own Neural Aborigines.”
…(I say “attempted” — he damn near succeeded.)

…and Kyroot said:
Regarding the perpetual question of, “Do you want me to come to your place or do you want to come to mine?” this one chap says his ideal universe will be one wherein the answer is always,
“Come on over here and we’ll discuss it.”

…and Kyroot said:
While this one guy (with a better publicist) is remembered for saying, “Rituals are myths in action,” his lesser known brother has said, “No, rituals are ignorance animated.”
..(And moreover as their mother used to say, “P.R. means a lot when you ain’t GOT
a lot.”)

…and Kyroot said:
In a growing number of areas in this one galaxy the operative synonym
for “attractive” is “silly.”

…and Kyroot said:
In some migrant affairs there be a Simple Process, and a Complex Process.
The eyes can see and deliver an image to the brain, or the brain can do it
for itself.

…and Kyroot said:
Any example that contains the word, “exactly” should be returned with a
harsh demand for a full refund.

…and Kyroot said:
The Neural Subversive moves as from an older, unified and stable simplicity to a more diversified and complex realm of apparently competing possibilities.

…and Kyroot said:
A face lift won’t help guilt.

…and Kyroot said:
Why does every era experience a “renaissance”?…
why is not the old destroyed outright?

…and Kyroot said:
You can’t throw away glue…
…(and even if you can, it wasn’t real good glue to start with.)

…and Kyroot said:
And now another exciting episode in the continuing day-time and
part-time drama of, “Life In Blabber Ville”:
Our hero, recalling the subversive idea regarding the “ultimate triumph of talk,” suddenly realizes the futility of being mechanically taciturn, but understands the benefit of remembering the above very, very, very, very often.

,…and Kyroot said:
Can you see that in intellectual worlds wherein power is perceived to
be divided between good, supreme gods, and evil, subordinate anti-gods, that men apparently serving the former are perforce, unknowingly toiling for the lesser force?
(By now, some of you should clearly realize that such as this is indicative of worlds far beyond any ideas of irony, past any sense of justice, and outside the orbit even of
truth and reality.)

…and Kyroot said:
In a world of limited, that is, known, dimensions, no envelope can
ever expand enough to hold itself. Even as knowledge increases, man’s need equally expands, and thus the needs are never filled.

…and Kyroot said:
Whilst conversing with a neighbor, this one guy says, “Frogmyer– if indeed Frogmyer is your real name, there’re three kinds of talk: motor, limbic, and cerebral…” and his son broke in saying, “You forgot liquor,” and the ole man realized that he himself was at least ninety
proof proof of the kid’s observation.

…and Kyroot said:
Anything that only looks good at the expense of something else should
probably be given a better second look (if it can bear it).

11/01/89 (17)
…and Kyroot said:
One recruit thanked the leader of his Revolutionist camp for, as he put
it, “Never putting his wants before the welfare of the recruits.” The older rebel winks, thinks,
“Nice the way that works out since I got no wants of my own anyway.”

…and Kyroot said:
One up-to-date sire informed his genetic underling, “Remember my boy, the syrup on the sundae, the cherry on the top, and the icing on the cake are all in the criticism.” And the
the kid lost his appetite.

…and Kyroot said:
A thing separate from what it does, is a thing no more.

…and Kyroot said:
Anything else is too inconclusive.