Jan Cox Talk 0880

Speech Insures That the “Promise of Tomorrow” Is Forever Kept

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#880 Oct 11, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :23. Speech is its own justification and its non- predictability and inconclusiveness make for supreme efficiency for energy transmission as men talk re: the impossible (e.g., about change of genetic heritage, of self-improvement). Every brain is engaged in a non-stop talkathon re: change. This arrangement. assures:
    1) that man is constantly engaged in an on-going process;
    2) engaged in a state free of conclusiveness;
    3) that the “promise of tomorrow” is forever kept , i.e. , the release of response exclusively to the Primary Level World, conveyed with ability to say: “I’ll do it tomorrow”.

The Primary Level World is non-temporal (“now or never”) only the Secondary Level World-speech induces the dimension of time, the sense of a future, the promise of tomorrow.


The News

Running naked through the woods seldom embarrasses the trees.

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In a three dimensional world, merry-go-rounds are both the summary of simplicity, and the epitome of efficient complexity; so let’s “hear it out there” for the midway-of-the-mind.

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One man’s secret: “There’s nothing like a little skeet shooting to improve one’s violin playing.”

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Two of the larger, cosmic plantation owners were surveying certain local conditions and the first one said, “It sure is hard to get people to look after their place when they don’t actually own the land where they live.” And his neighbor replied, “Yeah, and it’s weird too — how’d they ever find out is wasn’t their property? I sure never told ’em.” And the first one said, “I guess the same way we found out that we didn’t.” “Oh.”

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One guy had a stack of papers.

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A new god showed up and said his name was “Direct,” and that his teaching was, “Terseness,” and that was all of it.

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As regards the matter of heroes, one ole man told his kid, “If you’re going to pattern yourself after somebody else you might as well be a dress, or a slip-cover.

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If you must say why you think or believe a certain thing then you don’t know why.

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(I do so hope you won’t try and take the following personally:) One city’s “Beautification Program” was hampered severely by the continuation of the city.

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Everybody wants to please the king in hopes that someday he might pass by and give them a royal cookie — whilst forgetting that it is made from their wheat; this is no censure of any involved, but merely a note regarding the importance of whimsical memory in a healthy human ecology.

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When there’s no way out you don’t need a way out.

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The bus driver turned solemnly to the expectant passengers and said, “I’m sorry, but I don’t know where we’re going until I know where we’ve all been.” And many of the anxious riders became furious, some fell silent and subdued, while others threw up, and yet a final segment underwent some sort of interstate, mystical experience.

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The note left in his tool chest read, “Your own hormones will force you into more troubling acts than all of history’s tyrants rolled together in a blintz.” (What kind of such memos do you suspect despots themselves receive?… Unless you’re down to your last pituitary nut-driver — you know damn well what kind.)

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A god, or interviewer who really liked you would never ask you what you liked least about yourself.

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As he entered the bank, deposit and withdrawal slips yet blank, he called back to the driver, “Even if you’re not going anywhere — leave the motor running.”

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Then there was this other reality who, whenever it’d catch one of its creatures in an embarrassing situation with his pants down would whistle and say, “N-i-c-e legs.”

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The ole philosopher told his kid, “It’s one thing to have ‘one great idea,’ but quite another to have a second, and a third, and so on.”

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Even when he was thirsty this one revolutionist still wouldn’t drink as long as he was watching.

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Those most fully employed by Life’s Collective are the most anxious to tell of their exploits.

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Attacking idiocy is a job best left to skunks and ordinary minds.

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“At least,” noted the ole sorehead downtown, “A man-with-problems hasn’t seen the last of it.”

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The king, after several hours in court, dealing with what the petitioners referred to as, “Spiritual matters,” noted to himself, “those with nothing to say seem inclined to speak for god.”…(Some time later, His Excellency wondered if God had ever noticed this; and after a moment of reflection decided that if not — he wouldn’t be the one to bring it to his attention.)

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While relaxing on the beach at this private vacation retreat one reality mused to another, “It’s hard to stop when you’re on a roll.” And the other said, “What’s a roll?” Sun burnt Moral: Not all realities are created equal; if they were there wouldn’t be the need for more than one.

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In revolutionist camp ’tis said: There are no important messages coming from the city; if they were of any consequence they wouldn’t be coming from the city.”

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In keeping his operations up to date, this one god will only listen to any creature’s complaint regarding a personal calamity in their life if they can furnish a believable, video-taped re-enactment of the alleged event.

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Basic Engineering Law Of Secondary Structures: “If you don’t know what to do — talk about it.”

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A viewer writes, “Been watching your show; found certain aspects real interesting, especially about people telling ‘What kind a guy they are’; since hearing this and thinking about it I’ve about quit telling people what kinda guy I am, and in fact, now have some doubt that I am any particular kinda guy.”

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You may profitably forget those mail-order-specials like, “truth, virtue and justice,” and simply remember that the “dominant” will always prevail — right up until the time for the next dance.

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At the height of his birthday festivities the king cried out, “Twaddle and flummery for everyone! — (and toss a bit of balderdash to the dogs.)”

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So long as the intellect remains the unaccredited spokesman for hormones the press corps will remain confused.

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One oldster embedded in his kid this idea: “A man who’d be afraid of god’d be afraid of any thing.”

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Another page, from another history: “Sensing the impending arrival of the day when the average consumer would have more social embarrassments than immediate family, the man with the forceps released all of the hostages, and continued on to Peoria.”

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During the several thousand seasons it had had creatures, on the occasions the reality had spoken to them directly it was always to repeat just the same two words — the same two words, “Not guilty.”

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One ole sorehead’s sentiments he gives as follows, “Whenever someone gives you their idea about something, and then they say, ‘Think about it.’ You say — ‘hey! — you think about it, it was your idea!'”

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Those not required to think above the norm are allowed to talk the more.

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One city father’s advice to his urban off-spring, “If you ask a man, ‘What he means?’ and he don’t m-e-a-n nothin’ — he’ll resent you for it.”

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According to yet another obscure metaphysical myth I recently uncovered, and made up, there was once this one real “straight-ahead” god who told his creature representative on this one world, “Okay, go on and start a religion, and get some followers, and just as soon as you realize that you and them don’t have any idea what you’re doing — start a ‘Building Fund Drive’…It’ll all work out.”

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Over that way was a guy who exclaimed, “Fun? Fun? Hey! Don’t tell me about ‘fun’!” (And thus, no one would tell him about fun.)

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Remember this: If you’re voted into power, you’re not really a king, and you have no real power. (But such is the structure of authority in the Land Of The Collective.)

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Those really in authority never have to tell you so directly.

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Not only can you “take it with you” — what choice you got!!!

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It remains unclear whether the chap listed in the program as, “The Man With A Handle”, actually had a handle attached to him, Or just had one in his possession; In any event, So few advance tickets were sold that His portion of the show was cancelled. Thank you, Good night, And drive carefully.

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One ole guy’s advice: “When in doubt — tell a personal anecdote.”

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This one reality offered its creatures a deal by saying that it would do better if they would promise to do better, And they all got together and shouted back — “What kind of fuckin’ deal is that!!!” …(…and Kyroot added: This one god wrote in to say that He personally gets much more out of My stories and parables whenever I use the term, “A reality”, Instead of, “A god”; He admits this may be no more than a subjective preference, but says He wanted to get it off his chest anyway.)

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Remember: Everyone’s grandfather is someone else’s grandfather too; (And a kid in the corner said, “I know, that’s what I find increasingly irritable about the slutty ideas I keep bringing home.”)

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In a three dimensional land there is more than one source for ideas; First: You may acquire them “ready made” from that shop over there; or, if you reject those, you may get them from his competitor just across the street. (There is another outlet, but most shoppers are limited to the two establishments mentioned.)

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It is hard being a revolutionist on somebody else’s turf; It is only possible to be a revolutionist on somebody else’s land.

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Since it was Friday, this one ole sorehead relaxed a bit and said, “The neat — nay, even the best thing about dealing with ordinary people is that you can treat them ordinary.” (Thirty minutes or so later he further admitted that this was what he also liked best about fooling around with himself.)

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A small band of revolutionist thoughts admitted, “It’s hard to tell yourself to — ‘Grow up’ — when you can’t answer the question, ‘Why?’.”

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Watching their local anchormen “go at it”, one village mused to a friend, “Which is the silliest: Those who make the news, or those who report it?” And his neighbor replied, “I’m sure I don’t know; and I don’t believe I’ll be inquiring same of the former since they so often are those in power, who so seldom seem inclined to un-dangerously participate in little humorous speculations like the one you’ve just raised.”

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One subversive sort of traveler made this note: He says the central problem with all city transportation is that at the end of every line is another bus station, or airport.

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…and Kyroot “Oh-Yeahed”: Oh yeah — This same guy later turned this observation into a full blown philosophy which he described as, “I ain’t goin’ nowhere that I can later get out of.”

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After many seasons of hearing one of his creatures plead and pray for, “Release from the confinement of these mortal restraints”, this one god finally relented, and in an act of miraculous intervention — instantly enlarged his hat by two full sizes!

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Every time they’d hear comments about, “The future looming right before us — just on the horizon”, the machines in this one textile mill would rush out of doors, and jump about, squealing, “Where? — where?”

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One day while just sittin’ around, musin’ and a ponderin’, the king mused, “You know, the greatest insult to the Crown might also be in having the obvious pointed out.” And his Prime Minister replied, “Aye, but it might also be the most help.”

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One itchy sort decided to paint all of his own best ideas in the brightest colours of the local electro-magnetic spectrum; he finally disappeared amidst the squalor of the brilliance.

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Revolutionist thinking is not unlike a tiger sandwich — the snack that can eat you.

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There is no inherent jeopardy in surveying yesterday unless you try to drag the measurements into the construction of tomorrow. (Some back-porch hobbies ain’t fittin’ for front yard exposure.)

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Life’s own blood, in the region of its human organs, carries within it the undeciphered hormonal message, “If it can be done tomorrow — it can be done.”

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Yet another, three-word, magical, verbal talisman for city success: “Talking always helps.”

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Several of those executed on Friday were later tried on Monday. (There are rumors now that life did this in retaliation for receiving so many requests for songs it didn’t know.)

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In the secondary world — all necessary foolishness is harmless foolishness.

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If you will look beyond physics and astronomy you can see human thought as the ultimate example of the “time reversible”: no one but the thinker himself can tell if the ideas are running forward, or backward — and most of the time even he doesn’t notice.

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After receiving their promotional brochure, and getting several late night calls, this one god finally agreed to invest in his creatures new business, but only if they agreed to name it, the Not-To-Worry Company.

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One guy had three legs; and to keep the competition fair, he never mentioned it.

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If ordinary thought had an intended end, the terra firma enterprise would not be so symmetrical.

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An ole man told the lad, “If you can count to two — why not to three — then to four — and on to five…”, and the kid said, “I gotta go,” and the ole man understood.

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After having a reasonable length of time to experience for themselves what the “process of growth” was all about, the creatures in this one place banded together, and sent a message to their reality which recommended, “Henceforth, when you have occasion to send us new instructions it would now seem best if you did so in sentences antithetic, rather than simple declarative ones.” (Only the new-and-explosive, revolutionist’s mind can properly regret the passing of the old — and it doesn’t.)

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A chap on a stump in city park says he now looks on conclusions, as regards intellectual growth, as car wrecks are to an unsatisfying motor trip.

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Whistling some unpublished Wagner, the mailman delivered this letter to our show, “While you seem to have no shortage of words it still strikes me that what you’re actually talking about is a kind of terseness of the intellect.”

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If you gotta ask — don’t ask.

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