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Passing Judgement: Converting PlainThink into Knowledge


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#720 Oct 31, 1990 – 1:10+ 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :13. Passing judgment (all forms of assured announcement, dogmatic statements, moralizing) is a singular nervous system pleasure for man. It is in part based on its feeling like the supreme act of acceptable, Secondary Level World beneficial homicide (the murder of processes). It is the converting of PlainThink to corpses of knowledge. Ordinary mentation only functions by coming to conclusions, by passing judgment. There are no questions until the answer is given. When Cain responded to God’s question of responsibility for Abel’s death, it was the murder of the thinking process. Any response is the creation o Secondary Level World knowledge.

Real Thinking is anathema to the passing of judgment, to the making of episodic conclusions known as knowledge. Any knowledge is a dangerous thing (to a Real Revolutionist) not just a little knowledge.


…and Kyroot said:
First guy says,
“Everything that goes forward
Can go backwards,” and
His second guy says,
“You forgot about time,” and
First guy says,
“How could I forget about time?”
(Now on to the next one.)

…and Kyroot said:
So, o.k., there IS no next one,
But that never stopped you before, so;
..and Kyroot said:
The old does not grow,
Its job is just to “be old” – that’s all.

…and Kyroot said:
The economics of Life in man’s brain is such that its actions
are inseparably linked to objects and objectives.

…and Kyroot said:
In a bistro over in the drifting galaxy
A man walked right belly-up,
(I saw him swallow hard),
Gripped the rail for a moment,
Then lifted high his head,
Banged on the bar and declared,
“Give me a double shot of the inevitable.”

…and Kyroot said:
You are not adequately advanced, or justified in calling life a paradox
until you understand the full implications of it as a dox.

..and Kyroot said:
A historian in a seated position makes a much better target.

…and Kyroot said:
This one fellow tells me that he has reached such an impasse
With his own brain that he can no longer even

…and Kyroot said:
Changing the way you think can show you how to think.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in a half-baked restaurant
I heard one diner say to his companion
That he considered his attitudes, opinions and judgments
To be barrier islands
To the serene beach of his mind.

…and Kyroot said:
I don’t know why all the sweat and bother;
the “secret” all the saints, scribes, rabbis and occultists seek is right there in the dictionary.

…and Kyroot said:
In affairs of the City,
Assurance is the best treatment;
In those of the Revolution – BEING sure is.

… and Kyroot said :
Note for those whose neural civilization makes camp outside the City calendar:
While there are four seasons,
there are five times of year.

…and Kyroot said:
Then there was yet this other chap (with two “p’s”)
Who had twin kids;
He told the first one that the most
Important thing in life was to be mindful of
“What he said,” and
To the second one he instructed that a
Man’s most pressing consideration should be in what
“Other people said.”
Then one day, (near puberty, just outside London),
He stuffed them both into a valise and disappeared.

… and Kyroot said:
After much “soul searching”
this one young man says that from now on, when confronted with filling out personal forms he will, under the question of “Occupation?” write in, “Blabbermouth.”

…and Kyroot said:
After a clean-and-rinse,
If you are going to
Send out your tongue for a press
Be sure to note, “No starch.”

…and Kyroot said:
While on one of my recent sojourns
I overheard a couple of creatures talking,
And one of them said,
“I hear that on planet Earth
Local fears are now all the rage.”

. . . and X9root as id
Threats and actions
are two separate creatures
and only the ignorant confuse the two.
I’m sorry, there’s a typo here somewhere that should apparently say, “and only the ordinary confuse the two,” or else, “only the ignorant are ordinary”…Sorry.

…and Kyroot said:
At a certain level
Nothing (as they say in the City) “presents a significant health hazard,”
while at others, EVERYthing does.

…and Kyroot said:
A poet stood on a high, windswept forehead – that should read, “cliff,”
and be-swooned to the crashing waves, below,
“Oh, for a life of sensation rather than thought,”
and an apprentice troll behind a nearby rock be-mused,
“Oh, for a life of the sensation OF thought.”

…and Kyroot said:
“Real”, SERIOUS Lovers
Have untraceable genetic bonds.

… and Kyroot said:
Another chapter in that great sarcastic book, “Oh My God, Look What Life Has Done To Us Now.” This morning’s mail brings a scented letter from a man in a neighboring City who states right up front that he has been following my ideas and comments for several long periods of time, and now that he has a car that will go two hundred miles an hour
there’s no place he wants to get to that fast.

…and Kyroot said:
Primary affairs are universal and require no encouragement;
Secondary ones are local and need advertising and solicitation.

… and Kyroot said:
During the noon hour
down in the City’s financial district,
while window shopping at a knish cart,
a man in a coat joined me and after a certain amount
of tuber tinged sniffing told me
that he was now solidly convinced
that they had the Dark Ages on purpose.

…and Kyroot said:
When it’s all said and done, (trust me)
Someone’ll ask, “That’s IT?”

… and Kyroot said:
To gauge from the looks on their face, and the sound of their voice, the most fun ordinary men have is in passing judgement.

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…and Kyroot said:
This one chap (with a small “c’) persisted in addressing his own thoughts in such unflattering terms that he eventually became unflattered.

…and Kyroot said:
Once he’ld been accepted – (Har har!, that’s a good one – “accepted”!
Boy, that’s rich – Har-de-har-har…Hur-rumph, at any rate),
once he’d been “accepted” he stood and said,
“The contract seems in order, and the duties of my position
appear normal, but I do want to make clear from the outset that
I don’t do explanations.”

…and Kyroot said:
As you near the end of a sequence
A keen ear can hear thunder in the approaching distance.

…and Kyroot said:
One man said to his proto-type “off spring,”
“Look, either entertain what I tell you, or ignore it,
but don’t question me about it, or ask me to repeat it.”
And the respondent responded, “Wait, let me get this straight;
I shouldn’t question you, or make you repeat yourself?”
And the guy realized that his subscription to,
“Guns And Family Planning” had expired.

..and Kyroot said:
One kid (apparently getting wise to “telling people”)
Told his kid brother,
“Giving up won’t for sure
‘wrap it up.'”

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…and Kyroot said:
In the continuing attempt
To peddle his intellectual vehicles
One guy stuck up a sign at the edge of his “Used Idea Lot”
That read,
“Buy Here – Bitch Here.”

…and Kyroot said:
Maps to known places will only TAKE you to known places.

…and Kyroot said:
If life wasn’t so cute
men wouldn’t get so mad about it.

…and Kyroot said:
Concluding what he conceived to be His ultimate meal
The man announced,
“Send Life the bill.”

… and Kyroot said:
As she came off stage
the manager grabbed her and said,
“If you’re gonna dance here you gotta take it all off.” And she said, “But I’m nude already!” Then get nuder.”