Jan Cox Talk 0611

Men: Employees or Subcontractors, for Life?

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#611 Feb 19, 1990 – 1:03 
Notes by TK

Kyroot to :06. The Inclusive Truth (IT) may not need to go beyond verbal reality. This Thing-type activity is now in opposition to an individual’s brain chemistry whereas it began with opposition to primitive superstition, then religion and finally psychological doctrine. There is a perennial problem for the RE/Real Explorer: the lack of an identifiable foe. The Real Heroes of This Thing are unrecognizable, deceptively ordinary citizens because they are not haunted and driven like the ordinary are by their demons.

This is a kind of problem for the Real Revolutionist. Note that in general Life increasingly relieves people of individual responsibility for their shortcomings; in the most advanced parts of the planet people are not held accountable for their behavior, they aren’t to blame for what is recognized more and more as out of their control. Thus life is getting dramatically better for people at the cutting edge of civilization while the more primitive are held into rigid accountability.

Just as in the legal field there is the question of whether an individual is an ‘agent’ for a corporate entity in matters of assigning liability, there is a parallel question of what is man’s relationship with Life? Are men direct employees of Life (where Life dictates the method/means of employment) or are they independent contractors (where Life is only interested in the results regardless of means)? How does Life pay people: in installments or lump sum for results only? What is your relationship in this way with your own intellect? How are you paid in This Thing? The Real Revolutionist can understand he is being held “vicariously responsible” for everything; this is a formidable opposition.

Testimony on remedial action taken to correct circumstances previously resulting in injury is not allowable in court. The rationale is that such would discourage remedial action in general where a dangerous situation exists, since it would be used as proof of acknowledged liability against the remediator in court. The parallel for the Real Revolutionist: do not allow internal self-testimony regarding progress of remediation/attempted improvement/change.

It is bad enough to verbalize, but worse is the giving of reasons for same. Connection to no system being able to comprehend itself at its own level. All 3-d reasons, are therefore dissatisfying, disconcerting or confusing. attempted local explanation for the universal is impossible.




And Kyroot Said…

Indeed, indeed, the past has many lessons to teach, but this
is not one of them.

***

One guy over in the park, attempting to straighten out
something already too straight, climbed up on his toes and
bellowed, “Beware the charging herd of uncontrolled
sequences.”… You know, now that I think about it, this may be
the same cat that last year was warning of the “gathering storm
clouds of unnumbered consequences….” Maybe they should start
closing the park a little earlier…

***

One of our local ole soreheads says that after years of
careful historical research he has come to the conclusion that
the Renaissance made a u-turn.

***

One guy’s moment of mortal epiphany occurred thusly,
“Eureka! I see it now; the way to man’s feelings is through his
mind.” And after a few seconds he thought, “Jeeze, how
depressing.”

***

On this one young up-and-going planet, they have introduced
a newly diagnosed affliction, “mea acoustic morbidity — my own
talk makes me sick.”

***

One earthbound intellectual and would-be celebrity, after
some months on the media road promoting his new book, says that
he has come to find interviews like being thrown into a den of
writhing slippery cliches and being asked to skin them in twenty
words or less.

***

After years of careful consideration of contemporary
concerns, this one self-appointed critic and social observer
summed up his findings thusly, “In the matter of ‘current
events,’ I find it to be more a matter of ‘current’ than of
‘events’.”

***

You can misspell gun, you can mispronounce pistol, but in
the northern hemisphere, bullets’ll still kill you.

***
While passing a newly noted planet the other evening, I
noticed a large lighted sign that proclaimed, “Our God Doesn’t Do
Alterations,” and dropping down for a closer look, I discovered
that everyone was the spitting image of everyone else.

***

In a firmly establishment voice, a father told his
offspring, “Look, let’s get this clear, I’m not saying I’m
superior to everyone else, just that I’m superior to YOU.”…
(And the rapidly expanding kid was not particularly amused.)

***

Graffiti found on a stray kid over near the park: “You can
look for a lump, even search for a cyst, but you can’t
reconnoiter for a goiter …. leastwise, not around here… (An
alert statue, sensing my bewilderment, winked, pointed to its
head, and said, “Leastwise, not around here.” I smiled as I took
my leave, pretending that I could spot a metaphorical pigeon as
well as the next man.)

***

Anything a man can start, he can stop…. (except, of
course, in those instances that it might be inconvenient or
uncomfortable.)

***

While I was hanging around the bus station over in another
state, this young geezer strolls up and tells me, “Regardless of
what the laws say and morality demands, incest is alive and
neurally flourishing in my own brain.”

***

There’s this one future that’ll “talk-about-yo-mama.”

…..and Kyroot added: Oh yeah, there’s this past that’ll do
likewise.

***

One thing that the health and environmental “scare-of-the-
day” does accomplish is in making those who boast such beliefs
feel superior to those who don’t.

***

“I believe in freedom and equality as much as the next man,”
said this one chap. Then pointing to his head he continued, “But
when it comes to matters mental I think, ‘One thought, one vote’
is carrying things too far.”
***

After hearing me say that “without spies and traitors inside
your own system, the necessary neural wars could not go on,” this
one guy turned to his own mind real quick-like and demanded, “Ok,
whose side are you on, anyway?” And his brain (or something in
there) replied, “Exactly!”

***

While instances can be marked wherein words seem to stand
between man and a more direct experience, it may also be noted
that many of these experiences would not exist were it not for
talk; an illustration of this phenomenon is in his failure to
recognize stereotypes as a type.

***

In the wondrous (if not silly) way in which life is
arranged, a man finds the occasions wherein he has the time for
repentance occurring much more often than do the chances to sin
in the first place.

***

The restraint of feeling intellectually superior is without
doubt a consummate example of an unavoidable, complete waste of
time.

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