Jan Cox Talk 0769

Life Could Not Grow If Facts Were as Succinct and Satisfying as Acts

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#769 Feb 9, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Only creatures privy to “facts’ feel as though they might be malfunctioning. The feel of dysfunction can be seen as the singular distinguishing aspect of man from other animals. The intellect can be seen as a kind of Trojan Horse for Life: doubt; subjection to the “illnesses of facts”. It is the intellect that makes technology possible and all Secondary Level World ills for technology to correct.

Irony is the blood and breath of life, the astounding efficiency of the arrangement. Acts cannot misfire, be “done wrong” (give the sense of malfunctioning); what if facts too were similarly as satisfying as acts? They would not generate the necessary degree of agitation-transfer of energy for Life’s growth. Only the Real Revolutionist can gain a comparable (to acts) pleasure of balanced conclusiveness from his thought processes.

Kyroot from 0:45 to end.


The News

K040690-01
Header: NOTHING CAN BE “STRETCHED TOO FAR”
Subheader: Unless It Shouldn’t Have Been Stretched In The First Place
Footer: J

If you only look at Local affairs,
Things don’t look to good.

Nothing can be “stretched too far”, unless it shouldn’t have been stretched in the first place.

Thankfully, being “speech impaired” is not much of an impairment…unless of course, speech proved somehow connected to thought.

Anything with “a purpose”, ain’t got no purpose.

The execution of the man who invented “Etc.” has been postponed again.

K040690-02
Header: IF YOU WANT TO BE ADMIRED BY THE ORDINARY
Subheader: You Got To BE Ordinary
Footer: J

I have heard of this other world, (over that way, more or less), where it all seems to “come together”, but then just as quickly falls back apart.

Road To Fame Update:
If you want to be admired by the ordinary, you got to BE ordinary.

Swearing boldly all the things you’ll do is almost as good as not doing them at all.

And the sovereign, raised high his glass and proclaimed, “Let us drink to the health of our most valuable friends – OUR FOES!”

Just before the riot erupted, shouts were heard such as, “I may not know my Plato, but I damn well know my Locke”, and “I may not know my Hobbes, but I certainly know my Hume.” And one little fellow, taking quick refuge in an alley muttered, “I may not know much of anything, but at least I know enough to come in out of the Philosophers.”

Anything brought within range of the intellect IS the intellect.

K040690-03
Header: ANYONE IN WHATEVER GARB, SELLING A “CURE ALL”
FOR ANYTHING
Subheader: Has Got To Be The Job Of A Lifetime
Footer: J

One ole subversive father, lulled his own rebellious child to sleep thusly, “All great empires move to the west, except those that go south, east and the rest…what you’ll be seeking lies just adjacent to everywhere else.”

From a certain vista, the drives to become famous, or powerful are attempts to do individually and locally things which Life has yet to enact universally.

The final speaker of the night, concluded his remarks by saying, “Me thinks that the truth, she herself be, the glorious defense.” And from the rear of the room, one guy from the twentieth century shouted, “Using Olde English won’t make you smell won’t make you smell any better.”

Anyone in whatever garb, selling a “cure all” for ANYthing, has got the job of a lifetime.

One City guy, after hearing the faith-of-his-fathers, roundly denounced for its inconsistencies and uncertainties, responded thusly, “Hey, if dependability was the point here, I’d have a Volvo instead of a religion.”

Anyone who sees any other human being, dead or alive, as being actually “heroic”, and a true paradigm worthy of serious study and emulation is deaf in one eye , and lame in the other…that the most natural of mortal inclinations, to want to worship and submit to a perceived superior is unconditionally incompatible with new intelligence. Although this understanding may not come all-at-once in a blinding-instance, be assured – it will come as certainly as the fresh arises from the dead.

K040690-04
Header: AS LONG AS YOU MAINTAIN PROPER CITY
CONNECTIONS AND POSSESSIONS
Subheader: You’ve Got Nothing To Hide
Footer: J

I met this one chap, just down the ole way there, who was wont , as they put it, to “Turn things over in his mind”, and at other select times to do the vice versa.

The outcome of most Secondary stuff is not all that surprising to most.

Having an unlisted address can be useful, when you’re wishing not to be found by specific parties.

To be non-critical, is not to simply say that “Everything is all right”, but is to acknowledge that everything is everything.

As long as you maintain proper City connections and possessions, you’ve got nothing to hide.

He who sets the rules and determines the score, can have all the fun and games he likes.
(Don’t let Life know that I told you this about Him – I MEAN that I told you this.)