Jan Cox Talk 0547

Premises Reside in Your Brain, Not in the Facts

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#547 Sep 20, 1989 – 1:25
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :04.
Ordinary revolutions occur in circumstances where all pleas, promises, threats and attempts at change have failed, i.e., they are resignation to the inevitable, to the obvious. It is another stage of stagnation; resignation based on a premise. Everything seems to have a premise—but nothing in fact does—the premise is carried by the brain. A Real Revolutionist would see their own revolutionary uprising as otherwise, occurring only after realizing the nature of ordinary revolution (sham revolution) and ceasing to waste energy in that direction.

Then the Real Revolutionist’s revolution proceeds on the basis of no premise. Connection to DB/Dry brain: only the DB can resign itself (verbally), the WB/wet brain cannot resign itself. The DB is a firm supporter of peace—institutionalization of Life—thru customs, rituals and civility. It attempts to verbally break up and crystallize the formless chaos of the WB into a dryness of predictability, a rigidity of structure. The DB considers change, revolution to occur when it changes its talk/thought regardless of having thereby no effect on the WB.

Note the division of knowledge into the camps of myth vs. science, or soft realty vs. hard reality, each with its proponents. Soft reality supporters argue that myth is necessary to allow man the “freedom to dream” without which he could not advance. Hard reality supporters promote science’s “hard data” which allows man to judge correctly based on “how things really are”.

They strongly condemn the “wild duck syndrome” (daydreaming) of the myth argument. The soft reality condemnation of hard reality is not such a wholesale one—but all condemnation is only partial condemnation, local view vs. universal view. No universal assessment is possible of a local phenomenon.

The Real Revolutionist looks on all creation as a kind of tar-baby / “love-baby”, where every handhold yields moans of pleasure, instruction / information; there can be no wrongful, improper action from the universal view.


And Kyroot Said…

This one guy used to say, “Hey, we’re on to something now,”
even when they weren’t. What’re they gonna do, sue him?

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Being intelligent on some planets is a waste of time.

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One guy over in the far sector sez that you should ignore
places that always advertise a sale since they therefore have no
real regular prices. But I say, therefore, ignore him.

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There was one guy with a phone who always dreamed that the
next call would be the big one; there was this other guy who had
no phone and dreamed of just receiving any call; and there is the
phone company itself — who never dreams.

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A voice over in one place said, “There are three ways to worry
about something: worry about it before it happens, worry about it
after it happens.”

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The worst and best things that could happen to you are about
what you’d expect, (unless you’ve moved to a new place).

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One observer noted, “The gods on other planets smell and talk
funny.”

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Headline read, “Looking Good Is Only Half The Story,” and a
fellow said, “Yeah, but which half?”

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Over in that other district is a business whose actual
business is not all that clear, but whose slogan is definitely
unambiguous and which reads “Yeah, We Done It — So What?”

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I also know of this other galaxy where everything said is “off
the record.”

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And now for the jackpot question: “What’s the worst thing
that’s ever happened to you personally?” “Nothing.” “You win.”
“I know.”

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Becoming irrelevant to oneself is quite a feat most anywhere.

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This one guy suddenly looked at himself and said, “Where have
you been all my life?”

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Some of the worlds men talk about have yet to be discovered,
but how could it be otherwise?

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On more primitive planets, they don’t even dream of freedom.

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In one remote spot I visited there is a difference between a
“backward lot” and a “lot of backward.”

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“Well,” it said, “Other than that, how are things?” And it
answered, “Other than that, there are no things.”

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From some views, three is a downhill number.

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One voice said, “It’s hard to figure some of this out.” And
another voice agreed.

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On a planet where everyone is ahead-of-their-time, there is
no such planet.

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