Jan Cox Talk 0668

A True “Hard Question” Never Ends With a Conclusion


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#668 * Jul 2, 1990 * – 1:06 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :08. Ordinary life provides no need, desire, means or vehicle for men to make radical inquiries. Ordinary “hard questions” are not hard or new: they are attempts to turn unspecific processes of being alive, into thing-specifics. A true hard question is one that never ends; a question the Real Revolutionist refuses to answer, refuses to allow to end, to come to a conclusion.

All popular ideas always appeal, and owe their appeal to hometown sentiments. E.g., statements beginning with “it couldn’t be clearer to upstanding Christians that…” or “what truly intelligent modern person wouldn’t agree that…” to garnering the cheap laugh of “how many here tonight are from L A?” This appeal to hometown sentiments precludes revealing fresh info; it is always provincial, parochial, chauvinistic and prejudicially local. It is an institutional telling of “what kind of guys we are”; it is a collective self-defense rendering individual self-defense less necessary.

The Primary Level World of processes has no room for words, for analysis. The Secondary Level World of thing-specifics requires words. What does this say about all forms of human complaining?


and Kyroot Said:
This one guy says, “The older I get the less sure I am that there’s anything
impossible in the nature of man,” and his partner replied, “Try this: Say what you just said with a silly face.”

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…and Kyroot said:
Sad to note (but a job’s a job), simply “walking back and forth,” won’t get you to back, or forth.

..and Kyroot said:
Sensing that his youngster was getting somewhat “carried away” with his sophomoric philosophical swims, the ole man advised, “Don’t get
too concerned over ‘holding up a mirror to Nature’ – She’s seen it all already.”

…and Kyroot said:
The resident sore head of the corner over there compares “much of
ordinary men’s intellectual activities with awkward sexual moves in that “many men try for penetration before they have their arms fully around the facts!

and Kyroot said:
Noted one voice:
“Everyone who goes there eventually returns,
But sometimes they pick up a peculiar look…I think..”

…and Kyroot said:
Words have their own internal compass,
And speakers are not necessarily navigators.

…and Kyroot said:
(Although the following should not disturb normal night time slumber, you still might best keep it from any pre-school neurons):
The very worst monsters have never been named.

…and Kyroot said:
To recycle religious rhetoric for satirical secular scenes, leave us say,
there are, thank god, no dancing lessons in heaven.

..and Kyroot said:
Over in Spongie-land, there’s an artist who says his core desire is to
“draw those things the public has never hungered to see.” And, as it turns out, he can’t draw flies, which cuts down sizably on his potential frog market.

…and Kyroot said:
Questions: processes;
Answers: “things-specific.”

..and Kyroot said:
One ole timer noted to a small visiting nephew, “Kid, you ever notice how it’s almost impossible to offer anyone any sort of advice without whining.”

…and Kyroot said:
The following notice might prove to be either a boon, or bane, or both,
to either an optimist, or a pessimist, or both, and it is:
Into each life, some life must fall.

…and Kyroot said:
A Revolutionist base that continually attempts to specifically define
what it is – ain’t.

..and Kyroot said:
Where you’re stationed, close to one hundred per cent of non-fiction
is fiction.

…and Kyroot said:
They tell of a (don’t you just love it – “they tell”, they, like I don’t know who the hell “they” are since I made up the whole wrestling card, but, as I’m sure you’d say, “be that as it may,” on with the bloody match). They tell of a Revolutionist Camp where, if you sought entry, they first would ask you one question – just one, but if you attempted to answer it in any manner whatsoever you were summarily dismissed and rejected.

…and Kyroot said:
A man with elephant feet,
Can leap as high as he wants to.

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow told his partner, “Every time some individual does you harm you
could say to yourself, by way of a count, ‘Four.'” His reflective reflection pondered this then asked, “Couldn’t you just as well say ‘Green’?” “Sure, that’s just as good.”

..and Kyroot said:
Language has its Own Genetic Code, and human emotions are DNA laced.

..and Kyroot said:
The mighty liege proclaimed, “So we must cling close to our sacred duty to steadfastly repeat that which we have already done, and to studiously avoid any future that contains change,” so spake the horrific Anti-King.
…(For those of you with a historical hobby, you might make a note that his royal insignia is that of a duck’s reflection.)

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…and Kyroot said:
Remember, as the old folks used to say: The only “good” partner, is a GOOD partner.

01/31/90-(19)…and Kyroot said:
Oh, All right, I’ll tell you– They further tell that the Revolutionists who asked the “one question” of all applicants used this query, “Does man have free will or not?” and if the would-be volunteer showed any sign whatsoever that he or she was even considering ANY response they were immediately turned away with no further comment.
…(As a footnote, it’s also
reported that the Camp’s leader had the following to say in this matter, “Everyone’s natural
sight is slightly skewed and less than perfect, and if you haven’t already discovered this on your own there’s little we can help you with.”)

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…and Kyroot said:
(I close shop for tonight by leaving you with the final lines from a speech
given on your planet by a certain unnamed force at a non-terrestrial time,
he said): “Is man but to eat, sleep and screw?
Was he not given a tongue to raise more hell than that?”