Re: virus: Rationality in the Cave

maggs (
Thu, 18 Mar 1999 20:11:51 -0600 (CST)

                           One more thing, lambchop, this lovely l o n g
passage you quoted is not what you marked off for your precious pearl. i have the paperback.

Gestalt....down superman. If you at least monitor your email once in a while, or if you remember me slightly, you would not make this statement...damn, it ain't KMO. I knew it! Actually I am. After all, i always had more than one email address. Let me demonstrate:

           ~kmo v ~kmo
            :. kmo

                             So, "who r u?"     


"I am more than what you define and delienate me to be" Elizabeth Wurtzel

On Sun, 14 Mar 1999, KMO wrote:

> maggs wrote:
> >
> > Kmo taught Logic
> KMO undergoes a gestalt shift.
> > Kmo introduced me to "the alien book"
> Ah, that would be "Communion" by Whitley Strieber. I just pulled it off
> the shelf and opened to page 24. Here is the passage I have marked on
> that page:
> =======================================================================
> The next thing I knew, the figure came rushing into the room. I recall
> only blackness after that, for an unkown period of time. I don't
> remember falling asleep or lying awake. What I do remember is far, far
> more disturbing. My next conscious recollection is of being in motion. I
> was naked, with my arms and legs extended, as if I had been frozen in
> mid-leap. I was moving out of the room. There was no physical sensation
> at all, not of being touched, not of being warm or cold. I could feel
> myself as a shape and a mass, but not in terms of sensation. It was as
> if I had become profoundly paralyzed. Although I wanted desperately to
> move, I could not.
> Because of my state of apparent paralysis, I am afraid that I cannot
> report that I was floating along on some magical pallet or a flying
> carpet. It could easily be that I was being carried. In any case, I was
> at this point in a state of panic. Something was hideosly wrong, so
> wrong that my mind went blank. I couldn't think. Even if I had been able
> to make a sound, which I doubt, I couldn't try.
> I must have blacked out again, because I have further memories of being
> moved. The next thing I knew, I was sitting in a small sort of
> depression in the woods. It was quite dark, and frozen creeper was
> pressing tightly around me. I remember being starled that there was no
> snow on the gray earth.
> =======================================================================
> > Kmo is an amazingly clear mathematical mind
> Less so in comparison to a lot of the folks on this list than in
> comparison to the general public.
> > Kmo could cleverly intuit any statement I made (such is experience) and
> > be damn close to what I meant
> Which doesn't off-load any of your responsibility for clear
> communication onto KMO's shoulders.
> > Kmo was the only respectful male I have met to date at UMC
> > (what I mean here kids is that he was the only person among you
> > who
> > demonstrated respect for another individual. And , in the 3 years I have
> > attended MU, no one else has)
> I don't know what to say to that. There are a lot of good people there,
> but, like anywhere, there are a lot of people who are quite adept at
> justifying their selfish actions. I'm sorry that you have encountered so
> many of the latter variety.
> > Kmo never, never, never made sexual advances as many of his
> > contemporaries have done in the justified false belief mode they have that
> > they are imitating him.
> Eeek. When you put it that emphatically, it makes it sound as though
> someone else has made claims to the contrary.
> > Kmo, come out, come out wherever you are.
> KMO is in Seattle.
> > No, I do not mean of a
> > closet like the pathetic lesbian cases who swarm around me like maggots
> > whenever a male and I frown at each other. i would feel compassion but i
> > barely muster up disdain for them. (by the way girls, the only reason the
> > guys support you in your edeavor is so they can watch...not bad for
> > someone my age, eh? Hopefully you'll be as.....well....I choose the
> > virtue of humility)
> >
> > With all those questions pertaining to the cave write up...I'm
> > starting to feel insecure. KMO...have you lost your mind?
> The side of KMO's mind that you saw in logic class is still at work, but
> logic has strong representation on this list already.
> -KMO