Jan Cox Talk 0723

Exclusivity Is the Basis of Real Power


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#723 ** Nov 7, 1990 ** – 1:02 
Notes by TK

“Things” hold out the hope that they can be dealt with whereas fluid, flexible, unmagnetized intangible processes do not. Accusative questions (“why did you do so and so?”) motivate men to answer by conjuring up an adversary-thing (“the devil made me do it”) which offers the indefinable hope they can be grasped and managed somehow. To speak of any process is to polarize it, make it a thing. The intellect can’t ever conceive of how to deal with process; this is the energy-fear behind the process of death; death is the closest the ordinary intellect comes to having to deal with the unknown: a process, thing unspecific. Death polarizes the process of living beings into thing-specifics: non-life.

Query: what is the irreplaceable, essential ingredient in the recipe for the Real exercise of power? Not strength or intelligence. Exclusivity, i.e., monopoly, is the basis of real power. A new equation: monopoly in any area = Real Power. Ordinary knowledge is like an exclusive franchise given by Life to your thinking. Ordinary intelligence (Life’s intelligence thru man) has a monopoly over the thought process and requires that process to be a polarizing agency, function via the polarizing of processes into things. It cannot allow non-polarized knowledge to enter the system without risking its monopoly. The job of knowledge is to defend its exclusive franchise on thinking.


…and Kyroot said:
In his feverish drive to
Quickly and completely
“Wrap up” each intellectual episode
As it arose, this one guy explained,
“I don’t wanna be the last one with sweat left on my brain.”

…and Kyroot said:
Another thing about Revolutionist info – It has no downside
…It has no downside because It has no back side
…It has no back side cause there’s nothing propping it up.

…and Kyroot said:
Just before he would go out
This one ole dude used to like to announce, “Hey, I’m goin’ out.”

…and Kyroot said:
In the Revolution,
a man with lots of good knowledge is armed, but not dangerous.

…and Kyroot said:
According to this Press Release There is a new book due out soon,
And one certainly going on my gift list. Its full title is:
“Famous Quotations You’ve Never Heard
From People You’ve Never Heard OF:
(With An Index Of Subject Topics
Totally Unrelated To This Work)”
(Can the movie be far behind?)

…and Kyroot said:
Wrong ideas are primarily wrong because of their inconvenience.

…and Kyroot said:
One ole sorehead,
Whose uncle is a forest ranger-and-a-half,
Recently said these words during a summer outing,
“Coming in at the end of most people’s conversations
Is like having dessert without your mother looking over your shoulder.”

and Kyroot said:
One City “intellectual” said,
“Hey, I couldn’t be much of an intellectual
to let myself get roped into a Kyroot.” – Naw, just foolin’, he didn’t actually say that,
what he did say was,
“All unknown facts seem interesting
until you know them.”

…and Kyroot said:
Department of “Words Will Survive No Matter What You Say”:
Anyone named Flatamus Maximus
Should cut down on the flatamuses.

and Kyroot said:
Although the pay
for being a Smart Aleck
is relatively low
at least the hours are irritating.

…and Kyroot said:
One ole man told his kid
As being pushed-from-the-nest commenced,
“My dispatch gift to you my boy is a mental weapon, a secret tool to recall, and it’s this:
If there’s something you just
‘Don’t want to think about’ – Don’t think about it…
…Now, off with you.”

…and Kyroot said:
All recognized, established ideas are already retired.

and Kyroot said:
“Welcome aboard, Ladies and Gentlemen,
this is your captain speaking;
we will be sailing shortly,
and I would like to remind you that
‘romance’ is permitted ONLY among those in First Class.”
(On some vessels
the purser would do a
“follow-up” to this
by reminding that
“First Class is where
no one calls fuckin’, “fuckin’.”)

…and Kyroot said:
The game of all adult religion is threats
While its sport of infancy was hope & promise.

and Kyroot said :
(Some more cheap fun): If you think stuff far enough ahead then when you actually
“get around to thinking it”
it’ll be like a surprise.

…and Kyroot said:
This one chap said most distinctly,
“No one understands me quite so well as my own partner,” who happened to be passing and injected, “But I don’t understand you at all,” and the chap said – “See.”

… and Kyroot said:
Any question that
“has an answer”
can BE answered – (although the two are not necessarily the same.)

…and Kyroot said:
Building a new stadium
Back at the old playing field
Is just about what you think it is.

…and Kyroot said:
Taking the full vertical
Measure of himself in a mirror
This one chap touched his head and said,
“My mind is the caldron in which wisdom stews.”
He then held his hips and continued,
“And my body is the sturdy rock upon which it stands, and,” he concluded,
“The fuel is from the fat, grease and blubber
of my all too, too human emotions.”

and Kyroot said:
When it rains in the City
many revolutionists feel homesick.

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow from the east sector of town
Would put things most succinctly by saying,
“Let’s put these things in succinct perspective by just forgetting them.”

and Kyroot said:
Those who don’t want you to understand will go to great pains to explain.…(Please note; In this universe there is only one “those” – Life.)

…and Kyroot said:
The “One Mo’ Time” Blues Department: (Gimmie a slow shuffle in B-flat..Ahem):: “Well,
I just called to say -this ain’t me…”

…and Kyroot said:
If you can take away enough
adjectives and adverbs
you’ll have more room – (and you know what that means.)

…and Kyroot said:
At a small gathering
A tall gent handed me his card
Which read,
Babcock Co-Op; Private Detective
He admitted this was not his real family name,
But one he had given himself (as he put it)
“As to better reflect my desire to share the brilliance of my mind, and
the glory of my achievements and, you might wonder –
‘Share with WHOM?’
Why with myself, old man, with my self.”

…and Kyroot said:
FYI: A secondary, City activity has become institutionalized
once its members have not only begun to believe their
own advertising and propaganda,
but have in fact themselves started to nourish therefrom.

…and Kyroot said:
Many of history’s great figures
Had brain tumors…
(Which wasn’t realized until they became un-great.)

and Kyroot said
In an intricate, though quite operational sense,
a Revolutionist’s City tongue could be said to be his own advocatus diaboli
– devil’s advocate, in that his everyday speech argues, perforce,
against his own wordless understanding.

…and Kyroot said:
This one other guy was dismayed
One day, when glancing up he thought he saw
Rust stains on the ceiling of his bathroom shower.
He was later greatly relieved when he realized he’d been looking internally.
…(I can assure you that even the most Sophisticated neurosurgeon
goes into sticker shock when confronted with a current painter’s bill.)

…and Kyroot said:
The thinking of a Revolutionist is like receiving radio broadcasts
from stations not yet on the air.

and Kyroot said
“Say, Mr. Butcher Man, there’s too much fat on that cut!”
“But it’s nothing but bone as it is.”
“Then the BONE’S too fat.”

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and Kyroot said:
Okay – it may take a long time to get there, but it takes just as long not to.