Jan Cox Talk 0977

All Descriptions of a Revolutionist Are Out-Dated (Except This One)

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The News

In the intellectual world, maps not only get old — they
become noxious — even lethal.

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In man’s ordinary, secondary world the rules-of-the-gameù are
the game. …(Is it any wonder that so many rebels end up
inventing their own sport!)

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One man (who thought he was smart), developed several plans
of escape; they all however, involved someone coming to rescue
him.

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…then Kyroot issued this combination, “Warning & Good
News:” All of the world’s great, dumb ideas are not totally dead
and forgotten!

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Then Kyroot turned to the pages of the “Illustrated Book Of
Mystical Parables & Tales” (and picking up at page 27, began to
read): “Each morning, this one man would put a short hair
between his two front teeth.”

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That new rebel doctor with the Drive-In Window this morning
issued this statement: “There is a cure for everything but
seriousness.”

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At the eternal intellectual banquet in life’s bustling bazaar
one man was “having none of it” — especially after he discovered
what “it” was made of.

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To the mind, words are like unstable hormones.

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…and Kyroot noted: One of the great strengths of the
intellectual world is that until all is right, it thinks all is
wrong.

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When someone else tells you “what works,” they’re simply
manning the phones at the funeral home.

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As the Royal Philosopher watched the parade of subjects
coming and going before the Throne, he pondered to himself, “It
is the duty of all thinking creatures to speak about that which
interests them most — their own lives.”

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Far beyond any rituals of exercise, diet, or meditation this
one chap had but one grand tradition: Each morning he would
stand before the bathroom mirror, look at himself dead-on, and
say, “What tha’ hell!”

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To compensate for his headaches one man set his feet on
fire. Moral: The intellect ain’t no body’s fool!!

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As he attempted to “update” fairness & equality in the
kingdom, this one monarch pondered, “Should we provide the most
mirrors for the ugly, or for the fair?…” …(Unrelated
financial item: Some synapses find themselves more tolerable
than others; and being able to “sell short” under such conditions
again separates the revolutionist from your average baseball
fan.)

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One guy’s latest tip: “Either ‘push time around,’ or get
pushed around!”

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And an avocational viewer of these activities writes: “Dear
Kyroot: What I enjoy most about watching your show is that most
of the time I’m not sure I understand what you’re talking about
or not.”

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Proverb Revision For The Fifty Yard Life: The “sins of the
fathers” are older and more original; …(other than the fact
that this can’t be so.)

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A small god put in charge of this one local reality only had
two words he ever said to the creatures during all of his time
there (which were) — “Admit it!, admit it!”
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Some lungs told a heart, “Hey, feelings are gonna last
forever! — so just forget it!!”

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From the podium the speaker had these words for the
assembled audience, “As man becomes more organized the greater
becomes the role of government in his life.” And a kid tugged at
his ole man’s sleeve and said, “In that case, Pa Pa, when I grow
up can I be dis-organized.” …(When you live in Lapland it’s
hard to escape the smell of reindeer doo — not impossible, but
darn difficult. …[“But dear Dad,” them asked the lad, “of what
importance is that to a private revolutionist?” “Very little, my
boy, but still the kind of thing that many need to hear about in
the beginning.” “Oh,” replied the child serene, then hand in hand
they left the scene.])

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From the book, “The Revolutionist Is Not A Logistic
Scientist.”: Thinking, and “thinking-about-specifics” are two
different things.

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And this letter into the Advice Doctor: “Dear Doctor: Do
you think that sometimes humans make too big a deal just over the
fact of being human?” Dear Sir: “Hey, what else maybe is being
human all about?”

…..Oh, and there’s this other one in to the Doc: “Dear
Doctor: Do you charge more to respond to a rhetoric question
than you do an ordinary one?” Dear Sir: Do you?

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Anyone with “causes” for what they are is no-o-o trooper.

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To be unoriginal is to be secondarily sane, normal and quite
acceptable; to be just the least bit original is to be brilliant.
…(To be cynical about the whole affair is to be an expert,
teacher or critic.)

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A rebel who doesn’t caress and exercise his talent is not a
rebel for long. …(Note: All rebels have at least the talent
of potentially “fresh thought.”)

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In times of intellectual poverty and uncertainty, this one
king would declare that the people were not “starving,” but had
simply gone on a fast. …(It is surprising how many low-level
laborers will take the day off without pay as long as they’ve
never had a good grasp on the concept of “salary” to begin with.)

…..and in a related item over in the “Life-Style &
Entertainment” section we find this: “A man who can ‘fool
himself’ ain’t got much to brag about.”

…..and a lad asked his dad: “How long can one put off the
inevitable?” And the ole man replied, “Can you spell, ‘a life
time’?”

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My math equation of, “I + Not-I = Everything” has a chemical
counterpart.

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One of yesterday’s speakers in the park had this to say
(which he denoted as a “Religious-Geographic-Neurological
Update”): “The ‘Promised Land’ù lies in your head — Just milli-
degrees dorsally of your old frontal lobes.”

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…and Kyroot noted: Those who believe there is some
“truth” that is unique to their time help fill up the empty
spaces in history books.

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Then, after 48 hours had elapsed, Kyroot gave the senior
version for those in advanced classes: Once the pigeon had
finally figured out how things were really arranged and where
they were headed he said, “It’s not enough toù look like a pigeon,
you’ve got to ù be a pigeon.”ù …(We trust that now all birds,
students, and members of our viewing audience have this concept
firmly in their claws.)

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To his younger intellectual side this one man gave this
advice: “On your journeys through poetic jungles and across the
deserts of cliches never shoot a dead man on the bus you’re on.”

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One man began to think, “I’ll bet that the ultimate
difference between ‘suspecting’ things may be simple, and knowing
they are will turn out to be a complex matter indeed.” …(Later
he thought, “But maybe not.”)
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The ruler of this one flatland-kingdom was faced with this
question: “As regards ‘unacceptable writings’ — should I
remove the author’s hand or head?” …(And our most excellent
viewing audience will be pleased to know that this has nothing at
all to do with one’s own verbal, neural processes.)

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Just to himself this one rebellious sort said, “While I may
appear to be unassuming on the outside, I’m vain-glorious enough
inside that I wouldn’t think what somebody else has already
thought even if it’d make my nose an inch shorter, and my whacker
five longer.”

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Then Kyroot pretended to read from the, “Urban Book Of
Folklore” (to wit): “The secret is writ in the pavement.”

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During a spur-of-the-moment stockholder’s meeting this one
man gave his partner and himself this tip: “Instead of saying
what you enjoyed, mention how nicely other people acted — which
(tacitly speaking), was responsible for your pleasure.”

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According to a certain rebellious diagnostician, the most
merciful treatment for stupidity is neglect.

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A chap deep in the bowels (where else) of the Royal Library
says that after a lifetime of reading, study and reflection he has
it “all figured out,” except for one question — “What the
hell’s going on?”

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And one guy said, “Six months is a long time.” …(And
another guy equally said, “No it’s not.”)

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Conversation In The Key Of D: “Books won’t lie to you.”ù
“Yeah, not unless you read them!”

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One king found it easier to forgive his enemies after he’d
killed them.
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Those caught-up with the idea of profit in the secondary
world certainly have a solid hobby.

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A certain ole-man-neural-bundle played a “Let’s Ask A
Question And Pretend” game with his kid synapses (he put it to
’em like this today): “Which would you rather be: The King, with
the power to decide life or death over the subjects, or a
mortician, to profit from the ruler’s acts?” …(A gentleman who
lives in the northwest corner of the city, and who cannot afford
a new car, settled instead for asking this question, “Where does
ignorance go when it ‘goes away’?” …[Oh yeah, his sister says
she’d like to even know if it actually ‘goes’ away when it
appears to?…])

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The “news of the day” makes many wish they weren’t alive
today.

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And a viewer writes: “Dear Kyroot Show: Although I believe
I understand your use of the idea of ‘kings’ and their
relationship to the ‘people’ in a profitable metaphorical sense,
wouldn’t it be more up to date to now use the notion of
‘presidents, chancellors, and prime ministers’ instead?” Dear
Viewer: From one view — Yes; which is one reason I do not do
it; …(Can you begin to suspect that even when a train seems to
be leaving at the proper time for you today, next week, same day,
same time, same track, it might be too early, or too late.
…[To juggle words is to ultimately juggle time.])

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Being “sensitive” to the feelings of others is ultimately
best when done in secret; …(although none but you may realize
it.)

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Fast clocks are seldom subtle. …(…and Kyroot mused to
his ole self: “Ahh, wouldn’t it be nice if there was some viewer
out there who heard this and thought, ‘Hey, that’s got something
to do with how a man might manipulate his own thinking
processes,’ — jeeze, wouldn’t that be nice.”)

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To the revolutionist there is no life without originality.

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A certain scientific organization recently contacted our
show to say that they found it “disturbing” for us to insinuate
that there could be as much exciting going on in one’s head as
there is in the universe itself.

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Then Kyroot offered us this, “Inter-Cranial Quiz:” æ”Is it
the duty of the more intelligent to speak to the less so?”ù
(Correct, uncivilized answer): “The latter under the guise of
the former believe so.”

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This one guy and his local god had this little game they’d
play; he’d periodically say, “Gimmie a break!”, and the god would
kill him.

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Two eagles were flying about and passing some verbal time
and one of them said, “Men who don’t ever think up to their full
potential want to talk about feelings.” And his bud replied,
“The history of religion.”

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Rebel’s Pop Quiz For The Midnight Hour: What word is
sillier that “silly?” Secret Answer: “Respect.”

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Today’s message from the Whisper Man (down in the alley):
“There is no middle class among the talented: You’re either
rich or poverty-struck — there is no in between.” …(An
irresistible, “P.S.”: If ole Sotto Voce was correct, consider
the fresh light that could shine on certain historic acts and
attitudes kings have directed toward the arts.)

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The city stood tall and declared: “When the ‘going gets
tough’ we all leave town.”

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Descriptions! — ah yes, descriptions! You do realize that
even mine (such as the equation, “I + Not-I = Everything”) are
but desert maps listing the locations of mirages. …(You see,
the revolutionist’s problem with all maps is that they’re want to
separate you from what you’re looking at.)

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Thought that is not improvised is dead.

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Then since it was no-one-in-particular’s birthday, Kyroot
agreed to point out some more of the “Unnoted Obviousness-ness:”
The civilized must be serious.

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While ordinary minds seek the “causes” of the secondary
world, the revolutionist searches for the cure. …(Oh okay,
maybe not so much a “cure,” but more like trying to figure how to
high-jack a cross-town bus.)

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And in the area of, “More Unassailable Proof Of Routine
Progress,” Kyroot mentioned one urban observer’s latest
notation: “Why pick on the gods when we now have the mayor and
city council to kick around!”

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One mother’s advice to her kids, city bound in the mind:
“Have few plans and even fewer excuses for their execution.”

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Next conversation; (modulate to E Flat): “Being mad is the
world’s best form of suicide.” “Because the gods disapprove of
it?” “Nope.” “Oh, because it’ll run up your blood pressure?”
“Nope.” “Wait, I’ve got it: Because it’s anti-social.” “Nope.” 
“Oh! — I see.”

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…and Kyroot remarked: The revolution is a “hopeless
cause” only to those who never see what it is.

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And another from that certain correspondence file: “Dear
Advice Doctor: Would you say that the emotions are like the
‘tail’ on man’s ‘kite-of-the-intellect?” Dear Sir: More like an
anchor, I’d say.

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This one king once decided to do something humiliating so as
to make the people “feel better;” he did, but they didn’t.

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Near the city park entrance a free-agent speaker addressed
those passing by, “Habit is man’s ultimate proof!…at least
temporarily.”

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There’s this other man who says that when he “seriously”
runs a muck, there’s only one useful remedy he’s found, and that
is to walk up to the first stranger you see and say, “You’re my
hero.”

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And another viewer says that the more he considers all of
this, and the more he himself tries to “think a’ fresh,” the
more he begins to find hidden meaning within routine,
conventional wisdom, such as, he says, in an adage like, “Man
learns from experience,” wherein it can be more revealing to
look at it in the manner that “From man’s actions experience
learns.”

…..and since we’re in the mail bag, here’s another note from a
viewer that says, while some Kyroots seem easier to understand
than others, he’s still not sure that any of them actually “make
sense.”

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The only sin-of-priests, or crime-of-kings would be
originality. …(Tis not physical waves that would toss the
secondary ship.)

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Putting a problem — (intellectually speaking) — right in
your own face is to eliminate the superfluous dung flies of
secondary time & distance.

…..one lad’s family was so poor he never had any toys or pets
— he was left to just play with his outlook.

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An ole sorehead in town noted, “Proverbs, religion and
morality are just chocolate-covered pay cuts management gives
labor.” …(Walled-In Street corollary: Only those who must pay
for civilization find it expensive. …[And a correspondent
says: “That one is unusually dumb, obvious & dangerous even for
a Kyroot.”])

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To help keep his grip on things one king forbade anyone to
be “personally subjective.”

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The Great Debater of this one universe (though known by many
other fanciful names), had these final words to say, “Debate? —
debate?, there is nothing to debate!”

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…and Kyroot noted: To “do the impossible” is to simply do
the irrelevant.

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Simple — nay, blunt definition of the day: Fool: A man
who’s never tried to think for himself.

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After making both a grand and close inspection of his own
intellectual auditorium, one man decided that his next project
would be to “liberate all of the empty seats.”

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Still another viewer writes: “I’ve been watching your show
for some time now, and I’m intellectually a ‘big boy’ so go ahead
and give it to me simple and direct. Yours Truly.” Okay, Yours
Truly — Think big.

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One guy’s final conclusion: “Laughter is the only revenge.”

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Then, to underscore the difficulty of understanding how
things work from the vantage point of working in a grease pit,
one ole man told the kid, “When ever it would be time for his
‘five thousand mile check up’ this one guy would begin to drive
real fast.” …(Ordinary lateral knowledge only makes sense as
long as it’s kept level. …[To celebrate his one hundredth time
of watching our show, this one man changed his name from Billy
Bob to Plumb Bob.])

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Unusual strangers would periodically pass through this one
land, and no one but the king’s eldest son seemed to ever see
them, …and he never mentioned it to anyone.

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As recorded in one obscure (ah hum) legend, one rebel’s
dying words were, “I only regret that I was not sillier and more
original — Ahgg!!”
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All descriptions of a revolutionist are out dated…(except
this one.)

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Then Commander Kyroot demanded: “Okay, let’s get this
straight once-all and for all-all: Silly is silly, and so is
serious.”

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