not Thinking !
You’re just being Logical.
Logic is a poor model of cause and effect…
The If…Then Addiction
if…then with re: to statements
can be timeless, consistent
if…then with re: to Cause &
Effect hap-ens in times
that are a-changing: a-
if you like— or Zoe.
if…then with re: to
Because and Affect
is arbitrary, self-serving.,
and psych-logical ]
I might could & ought not collapse,
conflate, & confuse these 3 “logical”
IF-THEN’s and if I could help it:.
then I wouldn’t.
But “If-Then” is handy & all-purpose
for explanatory needs & reasons-why
& if it makes sense to me, then I’m
going to use & abuse it.
If I want to, then I will.
If I need to, then I will, too.
How could I suspend my if-then habit? .
What would be sufficient cause?
If IT makes common sense to citizens,
then IT’ll be called “logical,” bet you
5 dollars. Not that there’s anything
wrong with that.
The word “logic” (in the vulgate) indicates,
suggests, connotes something like:
Ok with me.
Yes, sounds good.
I vote for that!
[ wish I were cool
like Heather McHugh
profound on a bed-pan
and even shoots pool.
Mimetic Desire ]
Be logical! we say.
Imagine standing up in forum
imploring for a little less logic
please for crying out loud.
We love “logic.”
Worship the logo.
Who wants to be accused of ill-logic?
Raise your hand.
Are we agreed?
then we can
I suggest it is the attempt to deal with
life in logical terms and the compulsive
nature of that attempt which produces
in us the propensity for terror when it
is even hinted that such a logical
approach might break down.
It is as if the tight coherence of the
logical brain even in persons who
notoriously think with a great deal
of muddle-headedness must
still be sacrosanct. (G. Bateson:
Mind and Spirit: A Necessary Unity)
You can call me anything but don’t
be calling me logical, damnit, or
even rational, not that there’s
any thing wrong with either ,
and I’ll use & abuse both best
I can on a regular basis to try &
get my way & do good & correct
and make the world a better place.
Call me Procrustean.
Hospitable as I am: perfect host
as long as it fits my bedrock values.
How could it be other wise?
No myn does wrong knowingly.
It’s only logical:
if it is the case that any live
system will optimize it’s self.
And Myn is a live system. Well,
then: Myn will optimize: do the
best they can at any point in time.
Myn are grass.