Jan Cox Talk 0890

No Fear in the Secondary World Without Talk

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Summary

#890 Nov 4, 1991 – 1:00 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :20. Fear is Secondary Level World’s chief ally. There is no fear in the Secondary Level World w/o words. Speech is the primary drive and braking system (e.g., governor) of the Secondary Level World. This is the origin of all feelings of irony and disappointment, fears, suffering. Speech controls it just as exhaling controls/balances inhaling.


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Don’t forget, (as if ’twere possible), that for city purposes, everything must meet the twin test.

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Under normal city conditions — it’s hard to know what to think while you’re thinking.

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A Reversible Parable: When the food leaves the kitchen it’s all the same meal, but when it arrives at the dining room it’s everyone’s favorite ethnic dish. (This is also true in the opposite direction; hence the above title.)

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The intellectual life of man is like the attempt to untie a knot — (truth be known) — that no one is sure exists.

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The three cures for revenge are: A big heart, a big gun, or a bad memory. (There is of course, the fourth: “Understanding what’s going on,” but we were talking about possibilities ordinarily convenient.)

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The revolution is the only enterprise that can’t seem to produce milk when cows show up.

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Anything that makes three dimensional sense in a world of measurements numbering between two and four — is not of the revolution.

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He said he decided not to go into the excavating business once he found out that dirt comes in different grades: he said just the thought of it was more than he could take.

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Tempestuous Theology For Today: When the serious die, they only get worse.

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“If fire runs uphill,” asks one fellow, “and water runs down, then how come life doesn’t look after itself any better?”

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From yet another unaccredited view — all secondary activities are just more attempts to shift-the-blame.

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In another, more direct universe, irony is just a synonym for connection.

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Everyone can predict the future except a revolutionist.

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The Duke sat his young son down and told him, “One thing about being rich in this kingdom is that by so being — you don’t have to really take anything very seriously.” (The reality of this in the neural domain is the wellspring for all such stories.)

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You can’t get to the revolution in a bus. (Okay, Second Version: The crowd ain’t goin’ there.)

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Though at first it seems to aid in focusing, it’s hard to know what to make of things while you’re squinting. (And a man said, “I know what you’re getting at, I bet, but look here — the brain can’t squint!”)

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One reality informed its creatures that there were only eighty-seven subjects it wouldn’t discuss with them.

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The City-Of-Tomorrow told the Residents-Of-Today, “If you hate where you used to live — you’re gonna love it over here.”

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Watch Out! — It’s A Myth Coming In At One O’Clock: In one land they say that the king looks at the sun, and while using him as shade, the people look at the king; thus is the routine relationship between a man’s mind, and the possibilities of what he might think.

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You can arm wrestle with the inevitable — but only verbally.

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A man in the city writes to the editor of the daily paper to complain that, “In life on this planet there are far too many proverbs having to do with the length of time required for repentance.”

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Make no mistake: Fear is the secondary’s great ally.

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One guy called himself an intellectual — he said he could if he wanted to.

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What the ordinary could consider the “misuse of language,” might be just what’s necessary for the individual revolutionist.

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{…and a lad asked his dad:} “Will you explain to me, ole man, the word can? “Ahh, beyond that, my boy, there is nothing else to explain.

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On some days the king would spare from execution those who would publicly admit that they “felt lousy.”

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One fellow over there in the city claims that his own stupidity is just a “personal, metaphorical statement.”

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If given the choice between being ill in the primary, or sick in the secondary, the revolutionist’s first inclination might be to shoot the selection.

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There are no known subversive dictionaries that ever contained the term, “Embarrassment of possibilities.”

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One reality said that it was hard pressed to discern what could be sillier amongst its creatures than “serious fiction,” (and his young apprentice asked, “Do you mean their lives?”)

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A man who can’t add can always fall back on religious maxims.

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Getting on the fast track is facilitated if you’re your own paving contractor. (Or: You can laugh at a bus — unless you’ve got one.)

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Political Parables Pushed On Toward Their Neural Limits: “The state comes first — the state comes first.” Guess who said that? The king! Guess who believes that? The king! Guess who suffers from that? The people! (“Are you seriously going to try and tell me and Bobby Lee that you’ve never spotted this same situation in your own noggin?!! Hey, me and Bobby Lee ain’t fools.)

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Having glue for breakfast may or may not help.

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Remember: If you can do it just wrong, one thought will unalterably lead to another.

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In one land, if you write to the Minister of Agriculture while wearing a suit and tie, he won’t answer your letter. (Don’t even think about communicating with the religious authorities while nude.)

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The simple honor athletes, the more urbane praise the glib, but vis a’ vis the revolution — fast runners and loud talkers are both participants in the same hobby.

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“The grand maneuver of some slavers is to make their captives think only about themselves,” so said an ole man to his kid. And the lad rebounded, “But is not that the natural state of men’s minds?” “Ah,” said the elder, “even should we assume that to be so, what then does that tell us about the native expectations of the mortal intellect?” (While hidden in diverse words, the moral of many of man’s favored tales is the same: “No! — For god’s sake don’t set me free!”

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Some realities when they don’t want you to know what’s going on will tell you the correct time.

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There’s one god who says he trusts his ranking will ultimately improve and admits he’s currently only a cult favorite.

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A certain warrior king would only sally forth after having sent out first his special scouts with three eyes. (Reptilian monarchs need take no such measures.)

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In the secondary world, that which does not poison, nourishes.

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It is the revolutionist who can go in and say, “Gimme a complete makeover,” and the only place he went in was his own nervous system.

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A certain world embraced this maxim: “There are many ways to die, but only one, to live.” My, how interestingly close.

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In the neural city, some men know more than others, but neither one of them are hurt by it.

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The neural revolution, not having an institutional back-up system, never has an institution to back it up.
…and Kyroot added:
Some addendums can be unfair.
…and Kyroot added:
All addendums can be unfair………it’s according to whose side you’re on.

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A city artist states, “The beauty and logic of numbers is only surpassed by their dumbness.”

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(From their latest sales brochure): “Wow! — Man’s intellectual world — the only place where you can live in more than one place at a time.”

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A serious slave needs no chains.

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A man who won’t tell you how you think he feels is like someone with a terrible rash who won’t show it to you.

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It is only primary problems that cannot be laughed at, and thus the squirrels and lions need no jokes.

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Once spotted, the quantity of revolutionist thought is only matched by its lack of mass. (Who but the unsophisticated would chase a disappearing horse…[“Ah, but yes,” said the man at the two dollar window, “but on a finite track there are no corners — only curves.” (As if that piece of polarized information’s going to be of any ultimate assistance in picking a winner on this carousel ride.)])

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Fact is: Being humble won’t get you anywhere except in proverbs. (Course the opposite will take you just as far.)

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As per the statement of the local king of one reality: “The only thing worse than murder is to hate what someone says.”

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Self-referring systems are ultimately sissy systems. (Corollary-as-obvious-as-a-blister-on-a-pig’s-ass: A revolution that talks about itself is still just “fooling around.”)

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One guy says he’s now almost certainly convinced that hormones are causing him as much trouble as is stupidity.

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More city profundity: A dusty book is a wise book.

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Okay, tit-for-tit: Some revolutionist rationale — consider thought as “The Topography Of Finite Lands.”

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Some men find it hard to know where they’re going if someone keeps asking them where they’re going. But in city minds this query must be constant, or else people won’t know where they’re going.

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Someone writes to ask, “Is there a secondary version of going-to-the-bathroom?”

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In a certain district of this one reality the only cry ever heard was, “More fuel! More fuel!”

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Over in the revolutionist camp, the sergeant told a younger trooper, “I know this is your whole life now, but still, don’t make more out of it than it is.”

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One guy made up a bunch of rules for himself…and felt better!…Boy, talk about your cheap hobbies!

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One man had long thoughts on one day, and short ones on another. (He said it was dependent on whether he ate the whole half gallon or not…[Some find it acceptable to make light of the gods, and others, to poke fun at man, but many feel quite protective of the dairy industry.]…(Low Fat Moral: To function in the city, you must believe that something there is worthy of veneration. Unfortunately, many people take themself to be such an object. [I say, “unfortunately,” of course, in its widest, most foolish sense.]))

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One guy’s latest idea: “Being plain-&-direct may not be the best policy, but it is the most plain and direct.”

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The local chief of this one reality had a saying he liked to say, which said, “Most people have more than one chance, which is probably more than they wanted.”

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Consumer’s Tip For The Day: It’s easier to pay somebody else to think for you. (Plus, probably safer and more efficient.)

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One guy says he laughs at other people’s problems instead of his own for the simple reason that theirs are funnier than his. He says that’s the truth, and that’s all there is to it. He say’s he’ll even take a lie detector test to prove it. He says he’s got to go out of town for a while, but will be glad to take the test whenever he gets back. (He’s not sure when that will be.)

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If there was a real “point” to the secondary world, men wouldn’t have to keep making one up.

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Seeing seriousness in a hurry is more fun than watching a stock car race with a fat man.

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