Jan Cox Talk 0760

Have No Concern About Costs of Jettisoning Your City Habits


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#760 Jan 25, 1991 – 1:06 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :10. Don’t be concerned about whether or not you understand This Thing if you find it enjoyable. A myth: A king waging a ruinously expensive war is advised by his ministers, as a way of alleviating the expense, to alert the soldiers to the cost of their ordinance; he wisely decides against same, knowing his soldiers would not utilize the necessary ordinance to win the war with such immobilizing considerations.

Connection to the doctrine of “sovereign immunity” : when underlings are influenced by the cost, they will remain underlings. An Real Revolutionist must have no concern for the cost of abandoning, jettisoning, exploding his City habits. When cost becomes an object, it becomes the object. The ordinary Nervous System is totally concerned with costs and consequences. A Real Revolutionist cannot explore if he ponders the cost.

Life has already made everyone aware of the cost of their actions. There is more to the operational significance of costs (peer pressure, religious tenets, etc.) in everyday life than the 3-d mind will ever comprehend. To attempt the impossible is held hostage to the cost consideration; “impossible” is seen as an all-or-nothing “neon sign” affair rather than an incremental, digital-type sign of individual blinking lights.

The “journey of a thousand miles” which begins with a “single step” motto is either an encouragement to overcome, or reinforcement of, cost’s inevitability. The Real Revolutionist translation: there is no difference between a thousand miles and a single step insofar as cost and effort beyond the 3-d is concerned.


…and Kyroot said:
After experiencing yet several more
unexpected turns and alterations
one human looked into the full breadth mirror of himself and said, “I approach becoming the kind of person I NEVER warned me about.”

_and Kyroot said:
One little world got things all confused – but no one ever noticed.

(In fact it was an out-of-town visitor who had to make up the word “confused.”)

…and Kyroot said:
The king must hold down competition – especially in the ideas market.

…and Kyroot said:
The beings of one City collectively put together a banner that read, “If Things Aren’t Funny Verbally To Us – They’re Not Really Funny.”

…and Kyroot said:
When told he could now “cash in his chips,” this one guy thought, “For what?”

…and Kyroot said:
One of our intepid – should that be, “intrepid”- viewers writes (I guess they know which one they are) to say that he’d personally be much more impressed by the news if they didn’t change it every day.

..and Kyroot said:
A man who can’t pause between his thoughts doesn’t know how to pause…or else maybe, think.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in this one reality they never hold it against you.

…and Kyroot said:
One ole guy said that the only thing he hated worse than “inanimate objects” was – Yep, you guessed it.

…and Kyroot said:
Over in another apparently thriving universe whenever he didn’t know what to do next their god would, “make an announcement.”

….(At a lower level, a spokesman for one neural network noted it was probably propitious that this wasn’t possible in his domain.)

…and Kyroot said:
One guy’s latest motto is: Everybody should be middle class – except ME!

…and Kyroot said:
To be alive is to be predisposed — to know so is to be-on-your-way.

…and Kyroot said:
While the City has its lists such as, “Strange But True Facts,” let me start a Revolutionist version, “The Plain But Unseen File” and begin it with this: “If there’s something you really enjoy don’t go into a business doing it.”

(one of my self-proclaimed, quasi-nephews
just asked me if it shouldn’t be named,
“The Plain But Regrettable File?” …nice shot, little nipper,
but that would all be according to whether you plan to continue to live in the City or not.)

…and Kyroot said:
The clumsy
(and many of their relatives)
never seem to realize
that just being alive
is a kind of unnoted spatial sport.

..and Kyroot said:
From a more plenary, complex view – ALL matters are collateral.

08/27/90-(8) …and Kyroot said: One ruler, once firmly in place, decreed that the only forms of treason would be in praise for the king which was subtle or oblique.

…and Kyroot said:
One man in his burgeoning attempt to become his neighborhood’s resident philosopher says that his best idea so far is as follows, “Only those WITH no reason to live HAVE a reason to live.”
…(He publicly admits he’s not sure exactly what this means, but privately says he’s not certain that’s important in his line of work.)

…and Kyroot said:
Things are only true in the locale where they’re true.

0 8/ 2 7 / 9 0- (9 . 5 )
–and Kyroot said:
And yet another member of our viewing audience corresponds to say that as a “courtesy to all concerned” he personally is not gonna mention it again.

..and Kyroot said:
On a “curious little planet” (it’s not really “curious”, I just added that to help you relax and swallow the rest of it) they have replaced such words as, “anger, aggression, hatred” and all of their synonyms, with the word “god.”

…and Kyroot said:
One City summed up its response to certain of my recent comments in the following telegram: “IF YOU DON’T CARE WHAT YOU SEE – WHY LOOK? STOP”
…(Hey, have I been told or what?)

…and Kyroot said:
This one little world hired a retired sports announcer to do a real-time, running analysis and color-commentary of their daily life, but he died before he really ever got the hang of it.

…and Kyroot said:
In a fit of what he hoped would at least be faux poetic frenzy, this one chap stood at the very cliff’s edge of a tall Scotchman and cried out to the clamorous waves crashing below, “Be still, my beating heart…”
and his heart cried back, “Be still yourself.”

…and Kyroot said:
One young City in a hurry decommissioned sunrise.

…and Kyroot, said:
The god of one universe announced he had a “new plan,” he wanted to test the nerve of half his creatures, and the patience of the rest; an assistant muttered, “I thought he said a NEW plan.”

…and Kyroot said:
Health won’t keep you alive.

…and Kyroot said:
One of our radical correspondents proposes that the “Violation Of Memory” be one act de-criminalized in all neural jurisdictions.

…and Kyroot said:
Anyone who has the time, ability, audience and inclination to write the words, “Poverty is the supreme enemy of human freedom and happiness,” has never actually been really poor.

…and Kyroot said:
I also know of this world where you can be excited, if you want to.

…and Kyroot said:
In the contest between the strong and the smart they’re still setting the odds….
(No they’re not, I just said that to see who was dumb enough to believe it.)

…and Kyroot said:
“Just think” gleed a guy at the next table, “If everyone else took our despondency as seriously as WE did we’d ALL be fuckin’ poets.”

…and Kyroot said:
By then he found that the moral of the tale had become “quite obvious.”

…and Kyroot said:
One fine fellow with an apparent affinity for popular musical culture was once heard to hum, “Humm, I’m so vain, I bet I think these thoughts are about me…”

…and Kyroot said:
Once upon a sentence,
far, far, real far away
(it wasn’t actually all THAT far,
but I know how much some of you just “love” that idea)
there was a planet whereon the men
originally invented the concepts of religion and morality just as a joke,
but then the day came when humor began to frighten them,
and then…well, I’m sure you can piece it together from here.

(…and Kyroot “Oh-yeah-ed”:
Oh yeah,
there was also this other universe wherein they say its deity went through a similar process, but regarding his creation of the creatures’ intellects rather than morality and religion.)

…and Kyroot said:
Irony is a two eyed view of a three-D world.

and Kyroot said:
This one shadowy sort
would periodically examine every square inch
of his property in minute detail;
he was not a land owner,
he had no possessions,
and did not live any where;
but such did not deter his endeavor.

…and Kyroot said:
Since it was not explainable
through ordinary use this one chap attributed his sudden mental anomalies
to an unseen “stress fracture” in his brain.

…and Kyroot said:
And a listener,
(he says he only partakes of the audio portion of our shows in that he doesn’t believe in “electronic visuals”) writes to say that if I ever get around to saying that
“The illusion of fun IS fun,” he will never tune in again.

…and Kyroot said:
One City would not allow anything you had to ask for;
one human system would not produce anything you had to seek.

….(Sport for the day: Guess which City this is,
and which system we’re talking about.)

…and Kyroot said:
On an ancient field said to have seen
a colossal revolutionist battle long ago,
writ in blood in the sand are the words,
“To only mine enemies do I reveal my true nature.”

…and Kyroot said:
If you don’t keep track,
you don’t have to count.