Life Tests Man Daily to See if He Is Submissive Enough for the Tests
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#1069 Dec 30, 1992 – 1:00
Notes by TK
Kyroot to :20. Life tests man daily to see if he is still submissive enough to tolerate such testing. The original “Promised Land” for everybody is civilization. The first civilized joy was speech. There is another Promised Land for the Neural Revolutionist.
Man lives in two overlapping worlds: The Silently Required,
and The Verbal Potential. …(often thought of as: The
Savage, and The Civilized.)
Up-front explanation: To talk is to be “civilized.”
Life keeps a close grip on man’s collective thinking not for
reasons nefarious, but for the sake of orderly growth.
Prisoners with simple minds often have quite complex escape
Operational definition: Prison: Exaggerated term for,
Institutions and civilization itself are man’s intellect and
words made concrete.
“Self-pity” is always helpful to those with a partial or
Life keeps a pretty close reign on those it likes; life
likes most everybody…(least in that kinda way.)
Prisoners always think provincially.
Before he’d get out of bed every morning this one man would
make his speech take all of its clothes off.
The civilized: Happy captives in a brand-new land.
to privately refer to his neural processes as: “Take It or Leave
The “Important Questions” life puts before man are not there
to be answered, but to intimidate.
An independent mind is a simple mind; an independent mind is
a cold-blooded mind; an independent mind is a point-blank, right-
in-your-own-face mind. *What else, besides nothing, do some want.*
Talking about yourself is one cause of hemophilia.
One secret prison guideline: Keep the inmates worried about
morality — it’ll keep their minds off thinking.
To believe oneself civilized, sophisticated, and
intellectually free is to be dead on one’s feet.
Two modifiers are at least one too many.
Cows must be led — thinking-man too — (but he doesn’t want
to think about it).
Ask not for whom this or that may toll, but rather ponder:
Who but man would do what man does?
An ordinary man who thinks he is “intellectually free” makes
the word dense sound like a compliment.
Institutions: The headwaters from which all of man’s
collective slop flows.
Individuality: A dream of prisoners who have calendars.
It is not so much acts that bother the neurally civilized
and captive as it is facts.
Having a real mind of your own is one of the secret
pleasures of existence.
Life allowed human confinees to invent religion,
metaphysics, and other matters mystical, so as to distract them
from simply walking out through the cell door.
Only the dense and civilized will happily participate in
Specific escape plans help keep the ordinary imprisoned.
To be civilized is to find words more important than deeds.
A man who “knows the truth,” as opposed to his neighbor’s
folly, doesn’t have to wait until no one’s looking to shoot
himself in the foot.
For the ordinary, the benefit of yammering about the
improbable is in the time it saves.
The prisoners downstairs are pleased with their captivity,
those upstairs, not; just the way life planned it.
In the civilized world — facts follow acts as wet trails the
Of what worth are the standard messages of institutions to the independent mind when they are of doom and despair.
If you “have a plan,” you have a problem….if it’s somebody
Life permits — nay, will encourage — prisoners to rail
against imaginary walls.
One man says: “I don’t give advice unless someone asks for
it and I don’t even then.”
Those satisfied with explaining themselves as being a
product of their background are quite easily satisfied, and most
likely to be content to stay where they are. * The independent
do not explain themselves — the independent can’t. *
Civilized men: Fancy birds that can be held in invisible
A hostile description is an anti-description. A hostile
description is an anti-description, just as all institutional
information is contaminated with self-interest. * An independent
mind ignores all ipse dixit definitions, and names than men have
given to themselves. *
The only shame in being a prisoner is to be too dumb to know
On days when he wasn’t quite sure who he was this one man
would just use his initials.
As long as a man believes that any particular words or ideas
can be personally adversarial, the guards don’t have to check his
As they begin to die — everyone gets the blues — thing is,
as regards the intellectual version — you don’t have to! — All
you have to do is refuse to.
Hey gang — let’s get together and go somewhere new! — Hey
gang — now that we’re here — what’ll we do? — Hey, I know —
let’s standardize our thinking, and set up institutions, and
it’ll be just like it was back home.
A man thought: “My feet are beginning to die and are trying
to make my mind feel sad in the process.”
A man who can find fault with the ideas of others will be
able to find all of the fault that life will eventually need for
him to find.
To civilized minds — words are the flesh on the bones of
To escape a snare, a trapped animal may chew off its foot;
an independent mind — walk away from the obvious and over-used.
If you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s difficult to
maneuver. …and a man comments: “Most people alive find it
difficult to maneuver.” (And I think we’ll let it go at that.)
Life has neural captivity set up in such a way that
prisoners continue to passionately engage in intramural contests
which obviously can be of no ultimate significance beyond their
limited confines. * Thus are mental combatants both the leaders
and children of the world. *
The act of trains running is not sufficient for civilized
existence — man must have facts concerning this situation.
A man marching in one column wore a cap that said: “Life is Hard — And Then You Die,” and off to the side was another man with one which read: “Man Says That Life Is Hard — And Then
Life Goes on About Its Business.”
Life tests man daily — to see if he is still submissive
enough to tolerate such tests.
Another unpublished prison directive (and droll commentary
on how surely night continues to follow day): “Keep ’em sad —
keep ’em stupid.”
The man I mentioned earlier who had begun to call his less
biased thinking activities by a certain “pet name” says that
since he has gotten even better at it that he has altered it
appropriately to: “‘Take It or Leave It.’ — ‘I’ll Take-It For
Uncivilized diners never argue over the menu, or the
shortness of the meal, while from libraries nothing but such
wrangling is heard.
The ordinary intellectual world of man is like a self-
constructed jungle gym with monkey-bars covered in Crazy Glue.
* Oh, what fun to jump-&-swing while believing you can “let go” at
any time. *
Cripples remain satisfied as long as mirrors are one-legged.
* All institutions and manifestation of collective thought are
In that deeds are too simplistic for civilized existence —
words take care of that.
All attempts to explain man, fail, and weasel-thinkers even try and use this one. …(And now let’s all stand and cheer for the — Weasel Thinkers! — Just think what they’d know if they
knew what they were doing.)
One man wore a t-shirt with his photograph on it — He said
it made it “Easier that way.”
Almost any excuse is as good as cyanide.
Civilization is the “Promised Land” to everybody initially
— but why stop there?! — If there was one, there must be
Prisoners who don’t actually want to go anywhere will often
act the most excited when escape plans are discussed. * Captives
who somehow still manage to believe that they are smarter than
their captor are too mentally torpid to present any security
The brain is a scale, and men have been told that their mind
is a butcher with an unlimited meat counter.
Personal anecdotes seem to be, to captive minds, cosmic
To think beyond horizons, you must first be able to see the
horizons. Note: Those in confinement have severely limited
There is only one thing possibly pliable in life, and most
people have pretty well brittled-it-up by adulthood.
Having a philosophy can keep a man from thinking.
Deeds don’t traumatize the civilized — words do.
Independent mind: Near example of that which can live
without normal nourishment.
Only the seriously captive believe that continuing
confessions of stupidity prove increasing intelligence.
Hermits, critics, and sardonic-wits are all part of a herd;
for every collective there is an anti-collective, and both put
together constitute the minimum for a collective. * “Is there
no way out?” — Not for those who ask. *
Duty is pertinent only to creatures who can think; and those
who can think independently only have one duty. * Query: Wanna
guess what it is — besides, “Think some more”?! *
Life needs no prison walls — the ordinary are held captive
by words; an independent mind remembers that, “What goes up —
can be walked away from.” * Only the civilized will stay in a
jail that may not even want them. *
A man can be as silly as he wants to be as long as he
doesn’t take it seriously.
Anything that body can do the mind can think about — what
else can it use?! …(An independent thinker might have a
response to this.)
It should be clear to all but the most inane of inmates that
the prison is not actually going to provide information on how to
escape. * To berate an institution (such as a university, for
wisdom not forthcoming) is a failure to recognize the true
purpose of its enterprise. *
Irony is second base for those who just got to second base for the first time.
Those who prefer one word or idea over another may be
allowed to select their own form of execution. …(Maybe?!…)
A man with hormones has a friend; a man with a mind has a
friend; a man with hormones and a mind who are friends has some
world class companionship.
Ordinary thought: The supreme example of “A Known Losing
Battle”…(well, by now it should be known!)
Institutions award titles — since that’s all they have.
Another, “Brain Buster”: There is no “cure” — for
To be of independent mind is to be twice civilized.
One man lived in such a way that he didn’t talk about it.
A partisan is never an individual.
In civilized circles the answers to everything are too
Institutions help subtly remind man of the folly of
A man who can think doesn’t care what others think.
Words that don’t explain something don’t explain anything.
An independent mind doesn’t see through other people’s
thoughts — just beyond them.
A man with his own mind enjoys himself — in fact, life even
kinda fancies such a man.
Captivity, subtle — independence, in-your-face!
An independent mind is like a rocket that finds itself at a
small rural air strip.
One man kept hearing a bird knocking at his bedroom door.
For the sake of some immediate clarity, one man omitted
about half of what he wanted to say.