Jan Cox Talk 0735

Hope for a Short-cut Is Hope for Collapse of Polarity


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#735 * Dec 5, 1990 * – 1:15 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :12. Appeal to the gods is an appeal for continuity of present progress (no matter how apparently ‘degenerated’) coupled with a tacit hope for a “short-cut.”. “The gods” (including appeal to self in internal conversation, i.e., “I wish so and so”) represents a reflection of man’s ignorance, i.e., a source that man is ignorant of, and is thus a de facto appeal to ignorance for it to then grant knowledge. This is like asking the source of darkness to produce light. The appeal to higher powers is really to petition ignorance for knowledge.

The hope for a short-cut is the hope for the collapse of polarity, i.e., for knowledge to become a singularity without polarity, to cease the constant ubiquitous interruption to continuity that comes via opposites and confusing ambiguity. But these polarities are what drive human progress. This Thing is the only short-cut, but it must be created as you go. Part of the appeal of humor is in its transient, therefore acceptable, interruption of continuity. Ditto for predictions: they are acceptable, harmless breaks in the flow of ordinary life.

The age-old question of whether we have free will or not is simply moot. It is the perpetual concern for whether continuity will go on or not, for to have free will would enable willed progress/continuity. It is beyond impossible to hope to predict a 6-d world from 3-d view.

To do This Thing you must get out of debt: financially, intellectually and emotionally. Debt is the premier form of continuity in life. After the first collecting of humans together, along with commerce, Life invented “credit”, for it is absolutely necessary for the more complex growth of civilization: Secondary Level World.

Epilogue 1:10—get out of debt. The Real Revolutionist must abandon such ordinary continuity in his life.


…and Kyroot said:
If you don’t say what you are, they can’t say what you’re not.

…and Kyroot said:
If you relieved a man’s memory of debts, you would have about relieved him of memory.

… and Kyroot said:
See broke – be broke.

…and Kyroot said:
Even an atheist who believes in conspiracies believes in god.

… and Kyroot said:
One man,
sometimes seriously engaged in the pursuit of serious secondary fun,
says that his clan’s motto in such areas is,
“Drop Your Drawers First,
Ask Questions Later.”

…and Kyroot said:
Revolutionist info is kind of like some type of advanced agricultural seed
in that you can both consume it, AND plant it.

…and Kyroot said:
(Another of those historic comments that
no one is absolutely sure they ever heard):
“There are several ways of looking at some things,
and of course,
some ways of looking at several things,
but there is no one way of looking at EVERYthing.
(of course, this is not true,
there IS one such way,
but you know of course
I’m not allowed to discuss it here.”
[In the exact middle of one dark night
the kid suddenly sat up straight and said, “Hey Pop, did you just hear what I heard?” and the ole man replied, “Gad, I hope not my boy, or we’re BOTH done for.”])

…and Kyroot said:
If you’re gonna think about this also think about that.

…and Kyroot said:
Pursuing his desire to be “original,” one kid joined the Unique Person’s Society; (when this was discovered the Irony Guild cancelled his membership).

07/06/90- (6)
…and Kyroot said:
What you don’t eat can’t bother you….
(Unless you think about
wishin’ you had et it.)

and Kyroot said:
Some guy left a message on your answering machine,
(you weren’t in so I took it),
he says that after considering some of what I
have recently said around here
in light of what I have said,
he concludes that it would only be a Revolutionist
who wouldn’t CARE whether you could
ever “go back home” or not.

..and Kyroot said:
The civilized are those who pretend that the personally irrelevant is of supreme importance; The subversively, SUPER civilized are those who fully understand the above and yet still pretend.

and Kyroot said:
Anyone who tells someone else “what to do” is certainly doing their job,
but they still don’t know what they’re doing.

…and Kyroot said:
I know of one place where
two short men can see almost as far as one tall one
..(This is also the spot that’s fogged in a lot).

…and Kyroot said:
One of those ranters that periodically
show up at the college quadrangle
climbed up onto a conveniently over-turned physics instructor
and made the following declaration,
“If you allow any two of your senses,
such as speaking and thinking,
to become TOO familiar with one another
you can either become a famous, well-known-person,
or else live to regret it.”
And someone in the assemblage shouted back,
“You silly twit – thinking is not one of our senses!”
And the crowd suddenly grew so agitated
that the sharp crease in many fresh-pressed trousers disappeared.

…and Kyroot said:
One frantic little fellow’s frothy by-line is, “Long ideas are
wrong ideas.”

…and Kyroot said:
City Notice, Circular RC-17 Dash Four: “You must hate evil to properly
hate life.”
Update to this Notice: “You must hate stupidity to properly hate life.”
Update to the Update: “There ain’t no such thing – forget it.”

…and Kyroot said:
I understand that some of Life’s kin do not find it “nice,”
humans laughing in the dark.
….NO!- You go figure!

…and Kyroot said:
Right in the midst of a fancy City event
a visitor stood right up and pronounced,
“If exceptions DO prove the rules,
you people have some pretty shoddy rules.”

..and Kyroot said:
If anyone ever thought they were in some sort of revolutionist competition with someone else – they’ve already lost.

…and Kyroot said:
This one guy continued to call himself “Abernathy” even when he had good cause to suspect otherwise.

..and Kyroot said:
On this one northeastern galaxy (looked at from here) they’ve cut right on through it and declared that the name of the game is, “The Game.”

and Kyroot said:
One City group
waited around for a long time; they did not, however, wait long e-n-o-u-g-h.

…and Kyroot said:
Another speaker
having his turn up on the margarine carton
(this particular park couldn’t afford a regular soap-box)
rhetorically proclaimed,
amidst his forlorn observations regarding contemporary humanity’s decline
“What, I wonder,
would our esteemed ancestors,
the holy ancient ones have to say
to our ability for mass, incalculable slaughter
of our fellow man…” and
from the crowd a voice raised,
“They’d probably wanna know how we do it.”

…and Kyroot said:
A REAL Revolutionist
doesn’t believe in upkeep.

…and Kyroot said:
“Son, I wanna tell you,
if complaining did any good
everybody’d do it.” To which the kid responded,
“But Pa Pa – they do!”
“Ah hah! – see?”

…and Kyroot said:
Anybody who believes in any thing
believes in EVERY thing (you got no choice.)

…and Kyroot said:
One guy chuckled and admitted, “When I’m out of town
I’ll buy anyone’s story….. course, same’s true
when I’m out of my mind.”

…and Kyroot said:
A certain king,
long hostile and cynical towards religion,
finally noticed that all of the beliefs he had
seen and conquered had one common thread –
They one and all held the idea, expressed in their addressing their god,
“You – who are our only hope.”
and the monarch for a while
solemnly strolled through his garden repeating these words,
and thinking, “It does be true, no matter how misguided be the rest
of their antics this part does be true.”

… and Kyroot said:
Boy! – do YOU ever have something you want me to say!

…and Kyroot said:
A sage unmarked by sorrow will not make the charity rolls.

. . and Kyroot said:
There is a relatively un-visited playing field in this universe wherein you CAN
“tell the players without a program.” (But once they realize you
can do so they won’t let you back in the stadium.)

…and Kyroot said:
If, as they say in the City,
you’d like to “save a little time,”
I’ll go ahead now and tell you that
the “easy way out” is to be a Revolutionist.

… and Kyroot said:
Looking up from his little book
the kid asked,
“Hey ole man,
if it IS like this writer says, that
“Opinion is knowledge in the making,”
then what does that make knowledge to be?”
(In deference to something-or-other
the elder decided this one be
one Kyroot wherein he did not necessarily “have the last word”.)

…and Kyroot said:
I relay this comment I recently heard
with no editorial inflection intended or inferred, a familiar creature simply said,
“Being around humans gives me the blues.”

…and Kyroot said:
Most people have another brain they never use
and rarely suspect.

…and Kyroot said:
Hey, dig it, the good news: If it doesn’t cost any more
it’s not worth any more.
(and, oh yeah, even better news:
where this is happening’ – they don’t give credit.)