Jan Cox Talk 0635

First Story Forgiveness


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#635 Apr 16, 1990 – 1:05
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :05. People standing on their institutions are thinking as little as possible. This results in a kind of strength thru density, of crudeness, of mass. E.g., patriotism, family, race. etc. Men are made to make a spurious separation of men from their institutions; it is a kind of “First Story forgiveness”. E.g.,: “poverty causes crime”; “perception of political impotence feeds civil unrest”; “economic frustration fuels drug crises” , exemption of responsibility, a safety bypass valve for energy flow. It affixes the blame to institutions, thereby excusing individuals from their acts; institutions funnel energies for individual men.

A subtle parallel: separation of the individual from his function; thought from the thinker. There is no such thing as a thought without a thinker, belief systems without believers. You are your ideas, not separate from them; they are not ‘things’ you entertain.


…and Kyroot said:
There is no such book as, “The Compilation Of Man’s Worst Decisions”…
…well yeah, sure there is, but I decided not to admit it.

…and Kyroot said:
A man who can “do the best with what he’s got” is still only
minimally employed.

…and Kyroot said:
One rebellious man’s poetic sentiments were expressed thusly: “I’m now the kinda guy I used to hope some day I’d meet.” …The End, (he says that’s, The End.)

…and Kyroot said:
Although officially reliable confirmation is lacking, rumors persist regarding a man in southern Greece whose psychology is not a result of any childhood, or environmental influences.
…(Stay tuned, I guess.)

…and Kyroot said:
“Hey, Bubba, look at that thing – what is it?…let’s kill it!”
“Naw, let’s just talk about it.”
“Yeah, that’s what l said.”

…and Kyroot said:
If you put something off long enough it’s as though it never happened.

…and Kyroot said:
A woman, sitting in a sack over in the knolly area of the park, looked off somewhere just past
my right ear, and said, “If it wasn’t for failure, you know, I wouldn’t have any fun in life.”

…and Kyroot said:
“Remember Son, it’s just a hobby.”
“What, Dad?”
“That’s right, Son.”

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow standing off to the side wondered, “What’s a Revolutionist like in his spare time?” and a near-by rebel thought, “Real Revolutionists don’t have spare time.”

…and Kyroot said:
As one scouting party discovered; Inside every carrousel is a
miniature merry-go-round.
…and Kyroot continued:
For those with hungry eyes I might further note that along other lines, once you approach the end of the Systems Chain you do not come to the final, smallest system, but rather you rediscover all of the system over again…
…sort of.

…and Kyroot said:
The Revolution is not to finalize local activities, but to perpetuate universal ones.

…and Kyroot said:
One other little guy who liked to ponder things, after hearing the up-to-the-minute, systems-based, computer-age term, “the information loop,” reflected on it for a while, looking backwards, then considering man’s current intellectual achievements, and after some serious chewing mumbled the following, “It would be better called ‘the information
loop de loop.'”

…and Kyroot said:
When they’re looking for volunteers, the night has a thousand eyes, and
the day time is quite well lit.

…and Kyroot said:
After hearing yet another paean proclaiming the glory of some former time, one guy screamed, “Hey, if the past was so great how come it didn’t stick around!”

…and Kyroot said:
Always blame those non present, and if they’re not available, blame the non existent.

Kyroot said:,
First Corollary: When everything looks the same everything is the same.
Fourth Corollary: When everything looks different it’s still like the First Corollary said.
…(and, oh yeah, the Twelfth Corollary along
this line is: Are you from around here?)

…and Kyroot said:
All religions began as an interesting chemical experiment.

…and Kyroot said:
On several worlds I’ve seen, the continued attempt to become “super efficient” will turn into “stupidity” before you can say, “blue bellied, back-breaking bureaucrat.”

…and Kyroot said:
When two people know something there’s not much to say.

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow told me that the greatest pleasure if not indeed, profit he had derived from his talking with himself was in lulling himself into a false sense of insecurity.

…and Kyroot said:
Secondary City activities provide “an” experience, Primary matters ARE experience.

…and Kyroot said:
Often, when disruptive and disturbing thoughts would arise from one part of his brain, this one chap would straighten himself up and regally “stand tall” along side those grey cells not involved, and solemnly intone,
We are not amused.”

…and Kyroot said:
What do you REALLY want to be when you grow up…for the last time?

…and Kyroot said:
Just “acting” civil is like applying for credit.

…and Kyroot said:
All evil is a local phenomena.

…and Kyroot said:
One guy turned to his neural partner and said, “If you show me yours
I’ll show you mine,”
and that other part replied, “Hell, you say that just because you ain’t got one to show.”

…and Kyroot said:
After lo, these thousands of years that men have been repeating,
rephrasing, and reshaping the notion that,
“Never was, nor is, nor ever be a faultless work a man can see,” after all this time has it
never, ever occurred to anyone to get man’s eyes checked?

…and Kyroot said:.
Culture is bricks.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in another little cosmic bar, one of the full throated regulars, several times a night, would hoist high his glass, and toast all assembled by proclaiming,
“To the wine,
Which righteously loosens the tongue,” and one night, one guy in the corner finally thought, “From what?”

…and Kyroot said:
Information doesn’t exist,
apart from a retrieval instrument.

…and Kyroot said:
Even after you suspect “what comes next”– THEN what comes next?

…and Kyroot said:
This speech writer asked me how come the same line spoken by the king
sounds better than it does delivered by a duke?… —”How come?” he asks,
“How come?”…(Do you have an answer for him?)

…and Kyroot said:
Something that’s correct by comparison is not yet correct.

…and Kyroot said:
The first son declared, “What we know is all we’ll ever know,” and the second one replied, “Nay, may I disagree, and say that we do not yet even know all that we do know,” and they both turned to number three son for a deciding judgment but he was already scratching his little chin, and rolling his eyes about, and said, “Ahhh, I don’t know, we aughta ask the old man,” and second son said, “Save your sweat, it’s a waste of time. If the old man knew we wouldn’t he sitting here wondering.”

..and Kyroot said:
The Revolutionist should die at night.

…and Kyroot said:
No information is particularly useful unless it has an escape clause.
(…and Kyroot said he would add this:
0.k., you can also try it this way; not even “the truth” is beneficial unless it has
a way out.)

…and Kyroot said:
The infantile eye says, “Fate ruled my parents, chance, me.

…and Kyroot said:
Those who still claim to be seriously worried over “man’s attempt to
play god” sure don’t have much to worry about.

…and Kyroot said:
The mythology of this one group (no longer as extant as they once were) tells that even though Life’s primary business is change, that the constant disruptions inherent in such pursuits were resulting in inordinate stress, migraines, and the threat of ulcers…but Life
found a way out, it made man and turned the job over to him.

…and Kyroot said:
In the ordinary conditions of the City,
Don’t pity the poor,
For if you think you’re not one of them,
You’re both poor and stupid.

…and Kyroot said:
The older planet told his satellite son, “Whenever you wonder whether a beckoning activity is truly essential or not for you personally, the way to always tell is that only the non-essential comes with instructions.”

…and Kyroot said:
Only a Real Revolutionist can listen to almost anything without losing his temper. There are some things a Revolutionist will not listen to.

…and Kyroot said:
One low-level sore-head muttered as follows, “I’ve looked at life, and I’ve looked at the alternatives, and say this – I’d like to look around some more.”

…and Kyroot said:
Then he told me that he already had the title for his new book (it would actually be his first one, but he wanted me to call it his “next book’) and it is
“The Expansive Power And Limiting Factors Of Talk.”

…and Kyroot said:
A Real Revolutionist is whatever he says he is…
…(the beauty of it is that if he says what he is, he’s no longer a Revolutionist.)

…and Kyroot said:
As he was leaving, he slapped one of the other gods on the back and
said, “As long as seriousness passes for intelligence we’ve got a job.”