Jan Cox Talk 0455

No Thinking, No Time

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Jan Cox Talk 0455 - Feb 8, 1989 ** - 1:16
  [Kyroot to :05]
 (A) Without "talking to yourself" there would be no thinking. You cannot talk to others if you had not talked to yourself first. 
 (B) If there were no thinking there would be no time. Consider the importance thinking gives to time.
 (C) Were it not for plans there would be no need for time.
   (C.1) Without thinking, there would be no plans. Planning requires time. At the animal level plans are not required; no planning is necessary to breathe, digest food, circulate blood. There is a gap available to man, the gap between his plan and his act. This is man's sense of time. Planning = time.
 (D) No time = no non-verbal, non-animal fears; no unfulfilled dreams, no regrets.
   (D.1) Men are born wired-up to think, to plan, to suffer nightmares born of time. What if man is the conduit for time-induced anxieties? Connection to the Partnership. Connection to the purpose of thought. Thinking, plans, time and the Partnership are all to keep everything from running together; separation of "things". The Partnership serves to keep "you" from running together, from simplifying. ]
  [From a more complex view all human problems are problems of "logistics". The solution for the problem exists now, but is in the wrong place. Examples of plentiful food supplies vs. areas of famine; technology of advanced areas vs. primitive areas, etc. Man's problems are Life's problems; men do not cause their problems, Life does. Without separation, these problems would run together and no longer be problems. Like a watercolor painting that's been left in the rain, it would be an indistinguishable blur. The Partnership is a divider to keep the two aspects from running together. Consider the individual movement of Intelligence from advanced internal areas to primitive ones; it is an exercise in logistics that would serve to homogenize, pacify and collapse the time process of suffering. The Real Revolutionist should have minimum baggage, so as to streamline his logistical consideration of moving his focus from the knowledge of what thinking is, to thought itself related to his action.


AKS/News 0455

02/06/89    Copyright 1989 J. M. Cox

...and Kyroot said:                               
     All governments are headed for a downfall.

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     For Larry's sake, don't be serious-to-death.

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     A certain ambiguity, an internal disspecificity, is 
necessary for the info-machine to roll on.

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     There was one particular revolutionist who fairly seriously 
seemed to believe that you should not have more stuff than you 
could carry in one car load.

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     'Tis been city said that:  "The object of a government's 
power is the welfare of the people," but the correct 
revolutionist's interpretation is that:  "The object of a 
government's power is the welfare of the government."  (And, I 
might add, a situation as normal and beneficial as sunshine.)

                               ***

     There is this one ole city ragged religious maven who sez 
that beyond the Ten Commandments, and other well known teachings, 
Moses also brought a more secretive one which was, "Change your 
underwear."

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     Ofttimes in the city, men are chided that they "think only 
of themselves," which a revolutionist knows is not so, but even 
if it were, he further understands that if done correctly, it 
would be no fit subject for accusation, and would be nothing to 
be ashamed or defensive of.

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     A real revolutionist knows it's kinda iffy, if not 
dangerous, to tell ordinary folk that they "think too much."

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     In the city, if you talk about anyone long enough they 
become your hero.

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     To really believe that you "completely know all about 
something" is to cut off the possibility of knowing something 
more.

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     To most people, monotony is the state of being married to 
just one person.

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     Overheard one city ponderer exclaim, "I've got it -- 
everything's a mirror," to which his other voice replied, "Oh 
yeah?  Then what's everything else?"

                               ***

     One bush-oriented person once stated, "Although there may be 
ideas, concepts, and insights expressed by other men which may 
indicate or point toward some basic truth or general 
understanding, I still operate on a simple basis:  If I didn't 
think of it first -- fuck it!"

                               ***

     A city-stuffed rhyme for leaf-blown minds:  Asleep, I often 
dreamed,/ Of life as just ennui,/ But then upon awakening,/I saw 
it was just me.

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     The thing, perhaps, that a revolutionist likes the best 
about someone else's place is that he doesn't have to live there.

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     Yet another way (if one is truly needed) to gauge your "dumb 
potential" is to ask yourself this question:  "Do you tend to 
talk just a bit more in areas in which you do have some 
knowledge?"  Tut, tut.

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     Heard another one of those ole soreheads declaim, "Seems 
like all our gods are determined to stay invisible and 
untouchable; that's just so's you can't get your hands on 'em 
when they deserve it."

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     There's this guy in Dusseldorf who actually seems to know 
what he's doing...(at least it sometimes appears so).

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     In the city, I must have seen a hundred poems that speak of 
sleep as the "brother," or "sister of death," yet why no verses 
that mention the kin of the daytime hours?  What's the matter?  
Chicken?

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     After a lengthy, stinging criticism of something or other, 
one city pundit concluded by screaming, "Would we even recognize 
the truth if it ran up and bit us on the ass?", and I slid further 
down on my cool sheets, under my warm blanket and smiled at the 
ceiling.

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