Friday, August 28, 2009
Watergate plus 30 is a nice review of the Watergate affair which changed the course of American history. Only thing though, it failed to mention the name of the one person who started it all and who can be said, if you glimpse the logic of Jan Cox, a logic based on an extraordinary perspective, --who can be said to be the only one in the whole Watergate affair whose contribution was not just dreams. Yes, those dreams that define our world, were the whole Watergate review film, and the name of the person without whom the whole affair would still be raveled, that person's name was not even mentioned. I refer to the guard that discovered tape over the locks of a door in a hotel. Frank Wills. Not a murmur of his name in this documentary about Watergate, though you can touch tape. Not so constitutional crises.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Freedom, a need for freedom, is a major key to grasping the import of the life of Jan Cox. This focus of being free quickly shifts from the comic book idea of gravity tricks. An awareness of the universal power of genetics is always an aspect for someone interested in freedom, for the freedom the mystic seeks begins with an understanding of reality. Few persevere in this quest for freedom partly because they are surrounded by the massive denials of the actual silhouette of the goal. Most people grow into a state where the question makes no sense to them---what is freedom?
Yet---there is evidence that this drive for the freedom appropriate and possible for the human kind, transcends species. What creature suddenly confined does not look for an escape path?
Someone like Jan Cox would find zoo visiting a painful experience. What man can grasp the true dimensions a wild creature needs to live comfortably. Certainly no zoo on the planet really provides a satisfying habitat, and this is because the sense of boundlessness is part of the needs of many if not most creatures on our planet.
Aquariums too see many creatures die simply because there are bounds, and the failure of such places is a failure of imagination. Even situations such as fish farms with small fish, are sad---often these businesses do not keep the water clean, and instead feed the fish antibiotics, rather than keeping the water purer.
For the mystic philosopher, solving the problem of (internal) dirty water is a good picture of the cognitive route which provides the path to the maximum possible freedom.