Jan Cox Talk 3288

If You Are Thinking About Other Thinking, You Aren’t Thinking


The following recordings are from Jan’s final years, when his voice was diminished and he spoke in a low whisper. Some listeners may find these tapes hard to listen to, or difficult to understand. Thus, as another option, transcripts are being made and will be posted.

Otherwise, turn up the volume and enjoy! Those who carefully listened to Jan during this period consider that he spoke plainly and directly to the matter at hand, “pulling out all the stops,” as he understood that these were to be his last messages to his groups, and to posterity.

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Notes by TK

Commentary on events is not on the events so much as on other men’s commentary about same. Talk is about other talk. Thinking about other thinking is not Real Thinking. Ordinary thinking is purely reactive; the involuntary reaction to other thinking. (47:25) #3288

Jan’s Daily Fresh Real News (to accompany this talk)

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The Ledger For The Few Who Do Not Attempt To Calculate The Imaginary
APRIL 18, 2005 © 2005: JAN COX

If you are not in the market for anything — no sales pitch is interesting.
(“Pa pa: is there anything in man’s second-reality that I should want?”
“That’s entirely up to you.
[It is curious your use of a word denoting possession when speaking of
the inner-only-world.”])

On this rather reticent (though quite civilized) planet, their motto is:
“Never let us fail to boldly substitute civility & certainty for spontaneity & adventure.”

The first words spoken by one ole sorehead’s own little nipper after he had
been here awhile was: “Trying to catch-up, can make you want to throw-up,”
words which caused the old timer (in his own old tardy way) to be proud as procrastinated pabulum.
(As a matter of fact it wasn’t long after this that he said his own first words.)
Like stomach — like contents.

One man developed a gadget he called: “The Look Through Here Machine,”
in which a major scientific-toy company initially took interest
(until they discovered he was simply talking about his own mind).

All losing-battles have a simple beginning – they begin.

Living in the city and as a rebel requires a dual citizenship not available from
ordinary authorities.
(It is something only you can bestow on yourself through super-alert experience.)

Waiting-your-turn does not guarantee your turn will come.

The difference between history and right-now is that history is silent and in still,
black & white photos.

Muttered a voice: “Go ahead and take Sundays off:
they’ve always been slow news days.”
(Who the hell wants to look-into-things when it’s been officially sanctioned
not to bother!)

Some vehicles, before they will properly proceed forward,
will go a bit backwards.

A man who will explain what he is talking about isn’t talking about anything.

Despite the sales slogans you hear, on a more complex world it would go like this: “Our Loss Is Your Loss Also.”

There are eighty billion bullets in the world, but the gun you’re holding has only six.

Some men simply cannot write fiction;
they can however, think it for their own personal use.

Of paramount concern when confronted with something proclaimed to be:
“New and important” should be the question: “Is this mostly new – or important?”

Once you have your own individual understanding that in man’s second-reality
it takes all of everyone’s mental/verbal energy to keep things UN-changed,
it then becomes possible for it not to take all of yours.

A man’s reflection may give him applause, but can it give him any help?

That which comes to a man naturally and makes him anxious to speak there about, comes to a rebel, un-damn-wanted.

A view un-skewed is un-renewed.
(“You keep looking through that same old thing that’s been handled so much
and you’re gonna pick up a multitude of germs.”)

The difference between an army and a business is primarily in the spelling;
all rebellions are commercial undertakings, driven by profit & loss.

Somewhere in the middle of all conferences, one man would always wonder:
“This is all well and good, but: will further discussion, take us any further?”

There are no brand-loyalties in Paradise (née Awakenedville).

Observes one chap:
“Man’s modern travails do not that much concern me,
for five thousand years ago, as soon as the gods began talking about themselves,
I knew we were done for.”

It’s only possible to get-what-you-pay-for IF you get some thing.

Attractions in the physical reality require no hoopla or ballyhooing,
while those in the intangible one depend entirely on same.

Once a state has established its own religion, it has its base of power almost completely protected;
all that’s left to do is stamp out Life.