Jan Cox Talk 0453

All Power is Ad Hoc

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Jan Cox Talk 0453 - February 3, 1989 * - 1:15
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  [Life churns everybody's account and in the short run, half the accounts will be ahead, but in the long run it is Life that is the constant and only winner. This is an optimal efficiency arrangement for Life. How better to utilize man's energies: wherever Life's focus might fall, everything is up to speed, activity is rampant. If Life too has an uncertain future, this would be the optimal way to be prepared for any contingency. What if you could do this internally; churn your own account?]
  [All power is ad hoc. Power is for the sake of its being exercised, and can only be exercised for specific, short term purposes. Power is not something somebody has. It resides in growth. Example of king setting up a committee of men to rewrite/update the bible. Such is immediately and constantly criticized by another part of Life's body as a blasphemous secularizing of the originally divine; this is really a criticism that the update is by a committee of men as opposed to a knowing individual. Note that whoever raises this objection never will offer, nor will his supporters insist, that he re-do the project himself, solo. No man can work alone. Life cannot afford to have all power vested in a single individual, it's too risky, he may be accidentally killed. Thus Life divides power up, putting a piece in each of a multitude of individuals, so they can collectively wield it. Not only can no man work alone, no man can think alone. The impetus has never arisen internally for one of the partners to assume power absolutely excluding the other. Only "Fabian" exercise of power is conducted: technique/strategy of stall and evasion. Connected to never complaining about anything comprehensively vs. targeting specific irritants (e.g., "I hate this whole job" vs. "I hate such and-such-policy about this job" —leaving the boss some option other than your outright firing). ]
  [Excursion: In a Sci-Fi type time-loop plot where someone must be returned to the past to redress/effect change to avert present time disaster, would you 1) work to find/return the agent to the past; 2) not do so because present already proves agent was returned successfully to the past; or 3) would you have no choice in the matter anyway?


AKS/News 0453

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...and Kyroot said:
For important matters just "correct postage" is usually not enough.
2/1/89-(5)
...and Kyroot said:
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and Apology."
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...and Kyroot said:
The free don't need weekend passes.
2/1 /89-(8)
...and Kyroot said:
My encouraging news for the day: Deposed kings rarely make a comeback.
2/1/89-(9)
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A Man with a convertible doesn't need a haircut.
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...and Kyroot said:
There's more to freedom than just not being locked up.
...and Kyroot said:
The simple survive, the complex flourish.
2/1/89-(15)
...and Kyroot said:
Anyone who begins a sentence by saying, "Why, I can remember when..." should be let out of doors immediately before they can do further
damage.
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...and Kyroot said:
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...and Kyroot said:
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2/1/89-(18)
...and Kyroot said:
If someone in authority asks you if your nartner didn't recently,
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2/1/89-(19)
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Do note: Verbal re-packaging IS a form of new packaging.
2/1/89-(20)
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Always remember: There's more where that came from.