Jan Cox Talk 0699

Which Requires the Most Attention, the Past, Present or Future?


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#699 ** Sep 12, 1990 ** – 1:05 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :08. The shape of questions controls the contours of responses. Application internally for the thinking process, a series of inquiries, changing the ongoing form of pondering. E.g., the question “why am I so mistreated?” is never phrased “why is it that men feel/believe they are mistreated?” Life is not interested in framing this question thru man and no audience will tolerate it should it be asked. Why does the intellect still ponder and upset itself over questions long ago admitted, by the intellect itself, to be unanswerable? Every criticism is a continued pursuit of admittedly insoluble, incorrigible problems.

Which requires the most attention: the past, the present or the future? It depends on who you are. All three (undifferentiated) for the Real Revolutionist. All questions are “trick” questions to the Real Revolutionist. To answer or even entertain such questions is to return to City life. The City = having a choice. Polarized energy is the only possible modus for energy flow in the City.][ In PL/primary level  and SL/secondary level terms, is This Thing another new level? Yes but never recognizably or it has responded in polarized terms and become moribund.


…and Kyroot said:
Some poets are
More so than others.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in the park’s a guy offering to “make change” –
In minutes and seconds – of larger time segments –
Like hours and days.
(He wouldn’t say how business was going.)

…and Kyroot said:
Everyone’s own mind
Is a historian with a problem.

…and Kyroot said:
I’m gonna tell you something one guy said;
I’m not gonna tell you why he said it,
I’m not gonna even tell you why I might think he said it…
I’m just gonna tell you what he said – he said,
“I respect myself too much to talk about me.”

…and Kyroot said:
The perhaps just description of the
Religions, philosophies and cults
Available in the City is that they
Tell one how to live to be seventy years old – if seventy is the norm
for that locale.

…and Kyroot said:
If they offer to name
A massacre after you,
Or want to use your brain
As the plans for a new bomb,
You might have cause to be somewhat encouraged.

..and Kyroot said:
One fellow said,
“If I had suspected it would
Turn out anything like this,
I believe I would have started sooner
And finished later.
I could, however,
Have this backwards again.

…and Kyroot said:
Out on this one world
they have a legend that says
man developed the ability to talk
just so he could say – “No, that’s not what I said.”

…and Kyroot said:
You might care to note,
(If you have not already done so
this specifically), that
“I” is alien to the Primary world.

…and Kyroot said:
There are two kinds of freedom: the freedom you have,
and the freedom you don’t have. The second kind doesn’t exist.

…and Kyroot said:
One ole sore head,
(With apparently,
Either multiple sores, heads, or sights) said,
“Give my highest thanks to all who helped,
And tell those who didn’t that those who did
Are talking about them like dirty dogs.”

04/13/90 (10)
..and Kyroot said:
In some locales,
having fun
Is not the same thing as Having fun.

…and Kyroot said:
While they were sitting around
One day, just belching and musing,
The ole man told the kid,
“The greatest advice my father
Ever gave me was when he said
That no matter how viscid and egregious
Became my problems in life
That I should always feel completely free
Not to mention them to him,”
The lad looked a bit curious and said,
“Hey, you once told me you didn’t have a father.”
And the elder belched,
Hesitated (as in a dramatic pause),
And replied,
“I just never wanted to lay my troubles on you.”
…(They both fell silent, and returned to their earlier, less strenuous activity.)

…and Kyroot said:
I think I’ll go ahead
And point this out
With supreme simplicity
So’s a thousand years from now
You can say you heard it here first: Men do not war over ideas, but
Over power.
(P.S. This view, not their dress or weapons,
is what separates the king from his vassal army.
It is the latter who believe they fight for “a cause.”)

…and Kyroot said:
All Revolutionists speak a certain ancient tongue,
(even the most up to date, monolinguist).

…and Kyroot said:
Another person writes me to say
that what they’ve heard and seen regarding
these activities makes them quite interested,
but when considering pursuing them more actively
they have one grave, specific apprehension: he says he’s afraid getting
involved with this would make him listen to what he says.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in the City Fort,
At the generals’ annual,
“Drink Til You Drop Or Shoot Off A Toe” banquet,
One ole war horse stood, raised high his glass,
And proclaimed,
“I give you victory, defeat, peace, war, life and unspeakable deaths,
And anyone who will not
Thereto drink with me can either
Go join the clergy,
Read Emily Dickinson, or
Dress up like her.”

04/13/90 (15)
…and Kyroot said:
On another world,
(The exact location of which
You certainly need not now be concerned),
The first kid said,
“Everything I know I got from my computer.”
And the second one said,
“Everything I know I got from TV.”
And a third one chimed in,
“Everything I know I got from books.”
And the one that comes next in this order said,
“Everything I know I got from life.” And
The first three said, “Life? – what’s life?”

I do so hope that you will not be so childish as to run with
Your planet’s first impression of this little tale – huh?! )

…and Kyroot said:
Over on this kind of
Make believe, parallel world,
(Far too frightening – I mean,
Exciting – No, I mean,
Parallel or make believe to talk about),
Every morning many, many, many of its people
Leap enthusiastically from their beds,
Smiling, laughing, and
Shouting out in loud voices, “God, it’s great to be sick.”

…and Kyroot said:
After hearing his older sergeant
Give the usual kind of expected directions,
One neural rookie to the force thought,
“But if we DO round up the ‘usual gang of suspects,’
There won’t be anybody left.”

…and Kyroot said:
Another Note For The Neurally Notable:
Re-naming rats, squirrels
May not actually make them squirrels, BUT
As long as you say that it,
“May not actually make them squirrels” there remains
The possibility that it may do so.

…and Kyroot said:
One martially motivated kid
Asked his ole man,
“When confronting entrenched foes. . .”, and
The elder interrupted, “You mean, ‘ideas,'”
“Yes,” said the little trooper,
“When confronting entrenched ideas,
Should you fire at their heads,
Or their feet?”
And his father responded,
“It doesn’t matter;
If you can still see any difference
You ain’t got no bullets anyway.”

…and Kyroot said:
In a late night response
To the kind of quizzical looks, and curious questions that always
arise regarding this kind of subversive activity,
one Revolutionist told a young recruit,
“The difference between you and me is that you’re a critic, and I’m a reporter.”