Jan Cox Talk 0889

Ordinary Consciousness Maintains Collective Need

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#889 Nov 1, 1991 – 1:30 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :24. The collective is necessary, the individual, not so. E.g., sexual morality is necessary at the collective level for Life’s benefit, but for the Neural Revolutionist it may be non-pertinent. The Neural Revolutionist sees the divergence of collective vs. individual needs. Ordinary consciousness maintains the collective need.

Epilogue from 1:00 to end: there are two distinct difficulties with This Thing, individual and group needs for expansion. Group expansion is an extremely hard sell and J. knows it. Personal expansion experience is real but comes thru the contact with This Thing.


The News

Just before it was ready to chime, this one clock would often say, “Hey! — tell me about it.”

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A revolutionist, over in another reality, after being pestered by a group of visitors to, “Tell them The Truth”, finally said he’d do better than that, and tell them, “What was going on.” …(That shut ’em up, all right.)

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To breathe is to give off poison ——- but there’s no need to be suicidal about it.

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Just before he had to break some really bad news to the creatures, this one god would begin by saying, “Hey, anyone here from Newark?…..”

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One radical scientist’s latest fulmination posits, “Radical change could be possible if it didn’t have to begin in any particular place.

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The redeeming grace of limited vision is that it is undetectable in oneself. (“Yeah! — Let’s hear it for the hometown team!”)

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Success for the city man on a fast is that he had only a half gallon of ice cream when he could have had a whole. (Pity, alas, on the poor creatures of the woods; tis only in town that “victory” can be spelled any way you want. …[And a chap in the audience shivered and murmured, “Uuu — Ido love it so, whenever I realize just how human I am.”])

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A central myth in this one universe says that the gods provided brackets for those uncommon creatures who felt too confined with only parentheses.

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One guy got so tired of talking to himself that he tried to quit.

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From our audience comes this note: “I have watched your programs and like much of what you say, but I think you’re ugly as hell, and somehow annoying at times. I hope you won’t take this personally, but I just had to tell you. Sincerely,” etc.

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The steep sides of mountains will ofttimes resemble cliffs, just for the enjoyment of those who resemble climbers, and screaming-fallers-to-their-deaths. (Tis good for related words to recognize their kin.)

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Another ole sorehead, hanging out in the park said, “Okay — I’ll admit it: It is easy to make fun of someone else if they’re human.”

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More, “Ideas that sound one way in the north end of the forest, but otherwise at your Mama’s:” “Squirrel proverbs have fur.”

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“You see,” said one man, “the trick about being a hermit is not to let anyone know about it.” And a guy nearby mused to his own ear about this idea taken to an expanded level as regards being a neural revolutionist.

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(Another tale that has absolutely nothing to do with how the human mind operates in establishing its authority, or its attitude towards later possible acquisitions — nothing, do you hear me! — absolutely nothing!): the king’s half-brother declared, “Regardless of what you may think: I cannot be bribed; I cannot be bought; but I can be frightened into doing whatever you want me to.”

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The number 8 is quite magical — most magical indeed (at least to the number 7).

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One of the city commentators, who had recently been in a wreck, said, “Finding fault is like picking your nose — except not as much fun.” (Corollary from Compton: those who like to say, “What is the world coming to?”, are those who believe they know what it’s coming to. …[Inference from Encino: thus remains the spurious comfort of the specious certainty of the secondary suburbs. (Cut your grass or live among weeds; ordinary thoughts serve ordinary needs. [“All aboard, and all off-load; last stop before Bakersfield, or where ever you live at — which is just.”])])

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Ifyou close the door behind you, you can’t go dysfunctional in your own closet.

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A certain reality told one of its apprentice gods, “Whenever you’re about to do something you know they’re not going to like, always tell them, `Okay! — you asked for it!'” And the journeyman deity said, “But what if they didn’t?” And the experienced life replied, “Fuck ’em! What’da they know!!” (Thus concludes today’s televised episode of, Terrifying Theology.

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According to the latest published survey: Many more important people watch our show than will admit it; but this proves little, since r-e-a-l-l-y important people won’t admit anything!

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A chap in the library, after running across the idea that said: “He is wise who learns at another’s cost,” went downstairs to the men’s room and thought to himself, Sweet-floral-scents: What would that suggest about one who could learn at no one’s expense?” (For all of you scouts working on your Eagle Level Literacy Badge, let me point out that this is yet again another example of something that at first can sound impressive and meaningful, until you remember that you’re reasonable and respectable, and then you come to your normal senses and realize — “Hey, I shouldn’t be hanging around public restrooms!”)

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Every time he tried to “explain himself”, this one revolutionist stopped being one. …(What an entirely curious thing to make up, and say.)

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One street kid taunted, “When you get real old, you get real cold.” (Under questioning, he admitted that he didn’t know whether this was true or not, but said it rhymed, and there was nothing old geezers could do about it anyway. …[A certain veteran of the city wars observed that in every generation arises the debate over which is preferable: homonyms, or homicide?
…(And the kid replied, “It’s just like those old fuckers to take-up-for-themselves.”)])

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Remember: A small man can have a small time. (Cue the cheering section.)

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A chap approached me to say the he’d found sewer rats in his upstairs rooms, and believes it has something to do with some of the things I’ve said recently.

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{…and in a scientific after-burn, Kyroot queried:} Is discovering duck doo on your roof the same as putting it there?, and is putting it there the same as finding it there?

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One guy got s-o-o sure of himself that he stopped putting any words in quotation marks.

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Upon regaining consciousness he found himself in the middle of the Indian Ocean which was impossible since there is no place that is the actual middle of the Indian Ocean. (Being thus freed to tread water, he took the opportunity to look at his own neural geography and wonder why he had always accepted the king’s castle to be the true and proper epicenter of his mental activity.)

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As it turned out, several of the contestants had already won, but by keeping it quiet, the guy running the show hoped to keep the box office hummin’.

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And a watchful viewer writes in: “My attention is not at all like a submarine sandwich; should I be relieved, or concerned? Yours truly, Fred and Al …or is it, Al and Fred?, Nevertheless, yours truly.” (Thank you, Yours, and thank you, Truly… or should that be, thank you, truly… [‘Twas nip-and-tuck-o as to whether or not I was going to say, “Two can play that game,” except for the obvious waste of our time inasmuch as you all already know that two can and must play any game. (Nip-and-tuck-o, indeed.)])

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A man in the city says now that he’s reformed, he sees everything but squash is a drug.

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One young lad said, “My ole man told me to look upon myself as a ‘Blight on my own ass’,” and a neighbor replied, “Oh dear, how you must have suffered over this.” “Quite the contrary,” said he, “To begin with, I was my ole man, and secondly, the notion was true, and thirdly, if you don’t live where you used to, it doesn’t mean anything anyway.” (Reminder from Riverside: Psychology is only significant to those who have an ology… [“Say, conductor, could you let me off at Tarzana; if I’ve come this far by quackery, I can make it the rest of the way on my own.”])

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Being ordinary minded won’t necessarily keep you from enjoying some of this, it just can’t keep you from hating some of it.

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The first stage of neural confinement is, maturity; the second, expertise, and the third, respectability. (May I repeat, and quote my own axiom: Runaway slaves all speak ill of their masters, except for revolutionists: May I even add to it: “Only those tied TO the past dispute it,” and: Only those who dance with the inevitable, blindfolded, complain about being kicked and stepped on.)

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In a combination offer, one subversive sort told both his kid and himself, “You don’t find it curious that you never see a king laugh?”, (His own mental monarch later faxed him: “Funny! — v-e-r-y funny!”)

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Remember: Only where they are not needed do they have “dress codes”.

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In one city the bus service announced its intention to henceforth, run all public vehicles on the power of wit: (Many commuters were seen throwing down their schedules in disgust.)

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Since everybody works better at times they’re being filmed, the owner of this one factory says he has the solution.

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Okay, so there was this other god, who just before he had to give out some bad news, would open by telling his creatures, “I just flew in from Venus, and boy, are your arms gonna be tired!”

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One dictionary says that a neural revolutionist is one who finds only new ideas interesting and an advanced one as he who finds only his ideas new.

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A viewer writes: “Your earlier comment about brackets being provided for those uneasy with the confinement of parentheses brings up this question: where does that leave those chaffing under the limitations of whole numbers? Yours categorically,” etc.

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A new form of intelligence at this level of existence would be — more complex, more simplistic, hey — call me when you make up your mind.

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Say, did you ever hear the fairy tale about, The Boy Who Cried, ‘Stupidity’.”? …Yeah, that’s where they got that other one from.)

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One guy said, “You know, it sure is easy to laugh at those who’re down-and-out,” and his partner replied, “Yeah, especially those living in upstairs windows.”

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Some of you might be interested to know that in some universes there is a special place in charge of watering down myths.

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One man’s final words were, “It can’t be that easy.”

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A proverb well known in one universe says, “he who has intelligence has problems,” and a current debate has arisen over the question of whether this was originally uttered by a man of intelligence, or not. …(A fellow who used to work around here used to say, “This is the kind of thing that, ‘makes you wonder,’ if you’re the kind of person to wonder about this kind of thing.” [I wonder where he works now?])

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The danger of thinking more than you have to is that it can reveal a divergence in collective needs and individual interests.

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All realities surveyed find their best defense to revolution is indifference. (Wow! — if this ever gets out to our brains, many people’ll probably have even a harder time trying to think-anew. …[Ha Ha! — Get it? — See, it’s just another joke, like that this would be something “new for the human mental condition. Ha ha! — That’s a good one — Huh!])

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One man says, “All the people you think are famous, are nuts!” (Heh! — but not as nuts as him — right? …Hey, I asked you a question — right?)

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The centralizing slogan among one band of village malcontents was, “Remember: It’s easier to kill the king once he’s dead.” (May I feel confident that no longer do any of you need me to add explanatory adjectives before the subject of the, band of malcontents”? …N-o-o …cause a real revolutionist knows that when old intelligence doesn’t know how to take something, it will take it how it was going to take it anyway. [Which is further, of course, why in some locales this kind of program is called the, “I Like It, But Don’t Get It Show”]).

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Apparently wanting to move in on some of what he’s heard here, a viewer writes to favor us with his latest theory, (Writes he): “It seems to me that a revolutionist’s mind might be like a sieve, or like a solar composter, but definitely not like the remote control of an electric dishwasher.”

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One guy says he’s come to the determination that “Anybody who can think better than he can is probably impotent, and can’t dance good.”

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I guess since so many of you already suspect it, I should go ahead and admit it — Yes, we have received many complaints from groups of both squirrels and bus drivers complaining about sometimes being included in the same Kyroot.

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Only cheap walls’ lives are ruint by tacky paint. (Deduction from Dayton: It’s easy to want to get out of the closet if you don’t know you’re in the closet. …[And a viewer from the Buck-ear state writes; “Does that just mentioned bear any connection to an earlier idea ’bout how all escaped prisoners bad-mouth their captors, except for those neural revolutionists you talk about? Say, does it — huh? Signed, Curious from Cleveland.])

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The harder it gets for some the more they’ll say, “Its getting h-a-r-d-e-r.” (One feller said that even if he hadn’t’a been born in the city, that he’d still wanna go over for a visit just to find his own reflection for a laugh.)

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No matter how they may deny it — some realities just
b-e-g to have proverbs made up about them.

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There are many things that can make a man angry, but none, more so than one. (“Oh, dear Pa Pa”, shouted the painted children, “Do tell us what that is.” And if a poet farmer had come along just now — just think of the heyday he would have harvested from this conglomeration of words.]) …and a viewing lyricist writes us: “Nice idea, but you could have included more modifiers to work with in the opening lines.” Signed, ours. (As Professor Umlaut used to say, “Once some people become literate, they become annoyingly so.”)

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Self-referring systems can be as smart as they want to be; which turns out to be as smart as they can be; which could be useful for your own self-instruction unless your blackboard turns out to be a mirror. (When the ordinary mind has no where else to look, It’ll look where it can…. [Which is a b-i-g help!])

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For reasons still historically uncertain, one warrior king told his troops, “Never shoot a man who has just taken a laxative.”

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Humor is irony for the audiophile.

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Okay — and anger is irony like an AM station on a cheap receiver.

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One man laughed at the king; (The king didn’t notice); He laughed louder; (The king still didn’t notice): Then he laughed even louder, and became the king.

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