Jan Cox Talk 0737

Loosen the Grip of Memory


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#737 * Dec 10, 1990 * – 1:08
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :10. Memory and continuity: a different view. It impossible to slander the dead (both legally and otherwise). The recall-revival of the past by memory can be revised/slandered with impunity by consciousness…for the sake of continuity of the present in Life. Life allows the self-flattering reconstruction of the past by memory for its own purposes of continuity. Lying does no one any harm in the City, even though everyone thinks otherwise, i.e., that truthfulness is the best policy, is man’s true obligation. Life makes the ultimate sacrifice thru and for you (even, when expedient, merely in your name) by doing whatever is necessary at that time to preserve/support the continuity of things.

Note that Life makes everybody feel a vague, imprecise sense of owing it, of being in its debt, of feeling guilty for being alive. Note the great efficiency of continuity by keeping a wedge, a gap, always between TOA and action. It is impossible to escape the feeling of debt to Life; i.e., the apparent relieving of responsibility for your Life-induced “improper” feelings and thoughts, is lip-service only, because acting on them is never forgiven: this is the forever-preserved gap between TOA and action.

Consider: does man really owe a debt to Life? If not, then to whom or what does man so owe?

The Real Revolutionist attempts to loosen the grip of memory; who else would ever try such an insane course of interruption of his ordinary continuity? The Real Revolutionist gives up all ordinary debts. Debts are all that a man thinks about at the secondary level.

“Seriousness” energy is possessed in only measured quantity by each man and it is normally spent on ordinary internal/external relationships. The Real Revolutionist can use it for his own private purposes. In any event it all costs the same.


…and Kyroot said:
Out on those extended field trips, one fellow carried fossils in his pocket, another, in his head.

…and Kyroot said:
Being weird won’t help…
and neither will being serious.

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…and Kyroot said:
The only conspiracy running is the one you’ll never see.

…and Kyroot said:
Travel Tip Number Thirty-Four (using the old counting system):
“Tell me WHAT
in the City
is NOT
in need of explanation.”

..and Kyroot said:
One guy lived so high up
that it was hard for him to come down. (One of his neighbors even once
mentioned this, and he
readily agreed while admitting that he didn’t know what it meant.)

…and Kyroot said:
Due to the increasing proximity of humans
(and the advancing sophistication of their own life style) many mallards now discuss the pressures of being a duck.

…and Kyroot said:
Where a man goes
is where he belongs.

…and Kyroot said:
One fellow wrote me and asked
if all the Kyroots were “connected”, and
I wrote him back, “Only in the most tenuous sense,”
to which he immediately replied,
“I expected you to say that they were in the strictest fashion”
and I wired him saying, “Stop. Didn’t you get my second letter? Stop.”

…and Kyroot said:
The appearance of “up-keep” can be taken as some evidence that a thing is over done, and past its useful stage.
..(I must warn you not to try and apply this in any fashion whatsoever to your own thought processes; should you ignore this caution,
I cannot be responsible…. can you?)

..and Kyroot said:
First thing every single morning, this one guy would rush outdoors,
and look for any signs that Life had been there, and he’d shout out to the skies, “Hey, get off my case.”

…and Kyroot said:
After hearing one of those park philosophers declare that “All great men are misunderstood,” this one chap was s000 stricken that he stood there motionless for some many days that the City designated him an “Alternative Landmark.”

…and Kyroot said
For the Real Revolutionist there is a kind of
“sweet, silent pride” in all of this.

…and Kyroot said:
Snippet overheard in a salad bar, “Being able to ‘hear music’
without a stereo
is almost as good as being able to have thoughts without reading about them.”
(I say, ole stick,
would you pass the asparagus?)

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…and Kyroot said:
One fellow who had trouble pronouncing “S’s” struck the letter “T” from his vocabulary, “Just”(as he put it),
“To keep things on the up and up.”

…and Kyroot said:
By the time
Life’s strict accounting practices
trickle down to the three dimensional level,
the ordinary mind can find them less than exact and comprehensive.
(such is the “way-of-the-world” – IF
you live-in-the-world.)

…and Kyroot said:
One guy standing right over here near me just up and said,
“Those who insist they should talk about
how they feel should all be given their own country…unless it’s
already too late.

…and Kyroot said:
Most likely
under the influence of a high pressure symbol
drawn on the weather map of his mind
this one ole burr head jerked the kid up close and said,
“The only person probably worth having as a friend
is the kinda guy that probably don’t care what anyone,
including you, thinks of him.”
….(Tomorrow look for a bad humidity a’risin’.)

and Kyroot said:
The question is no longer
whether there is a world-wide, secret organization,
for there is, and everyone belongs;
the question now becomes – do you know that you are a member or not?

…and Kyroot said:
Down at one of those City, self- improvement rallies
(are there any other kind?)
the speaker paced the stage and thundered,
“Everybody’s got to start somewhere, and
it doesn’t much matter where.”
With that he leaned down and pointed to a guy
in the first row and said, “Except maybe in your case.”

…and Kyroot said:
In most places apparent success IS success.
(Don’t you wished
you lived in most places?)

..and Kyroot said:
One ole timer
(who used to be an ole sore head,
but feels the advancing years should
have us drop the latter name in favor of the former, any-hoo)
he says that, “To be popular
you don’t have to be a phony,
unless you don’t want to be popular.”

… and Kyroot said:
Ignore small losses; celebrate large ones.

…and Kyroot said:
At the annual Smart Guys convention
one of the smartest, most respected
smart guys made the astounding announcement
that he had been visited by beings from another universe
who were going to leave him a machine that actually talked;
once the initial shock swept the audience
he waved his arms and admitted
“No no, I just said that to see what I’d think.”

…and Kyroot said:
From a certain strenuous view; only sissies have guilt.
…(0h yeah,
have you been reminded lately that if you don’t like something it isn’t true.?)
…and Kyroot added:
Only sissies don’t like stuff.

and Kyroot said:
One would-be kid-achiever wants to know, “If you can’t be hyperbolic why be bolic at all?”

…and Kyroot said:
Anyone who “acts their age” IS their age.

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…and Kyroot said:
Health is noisy.
..and Kyroot added:
A Revolutionist learns to be secretly silent.

…and Kyroot said:
A rhyme scribbled by the pay phone
in a certain meta-spicious, far away bar:
“The master mind
Of things sublime,
Is he who knows
The sex of time.”

…and Kyroot said:
Right in the midst of everybody
this one man stood and declared,
“I cannot be satisfied,
and I shall not rest until I find a religion
that makes me feel guilty for being alive;
a ruler, or government that makes me feel I owe it;
a job I got to defend,
and relationships so deep, so strong and meaningful
that I have mixed feelings about them.”
…..(perhaps I’m not feeling well,
but I can’t seem to think of any comment to add.)

…and Kyroot said:
Those who pretend the most may win the most.

… and Kyroot said:
Words ain’t what they used to be.
…and Kyroot added:
Words ain’t what they used to be.
…and Kyroot concluded: Words ain’t what they used to be.