There are no straight lines in real space. Linearity
finds its best in gravity. It also finds it is
best not everywhere — if it looks far enough
and openly. Humor (satire, parody), metaphor,
wandering, and dream can befuddle the "logical"
part of mind, but logic can play tricks
and logic can set up great jokes. As with our grave
terrain (a.k.a. earth) we see going "east" is the
same as going "west" given time. I would say that
notions of dialectics, Gestalt, neuro-leaping,
the aha! moment, and the flood (as in the
basement flood that erased the training of Pavlov's
dogs) suggest that if you go inside form far enough,
you create content and vice-reversa. If you work
on a joke so that it makes you think you create dangerous
theory and if you work on a theory until it makes you
laugh you create the unending joke. In both cases,
you meet up at revolution. That is why we form
groups, and why we are not content without facilitating
approach to all permutations of human flavoring.
The group bound by power always cuts short the quest — narrowing to fragmental, speculative "focus" as ultimate goal — as its necessary redundancy.
Another tool of conformity and death is normalcy. Notions of normalcy defy (as they define) creativity because they say it comes from only one source. It has a beginning and an end, just like "play" and "critique. Flatlandism is the practice of narrowing unknown views to the known view and then tightening up so that nothing changes. Its character is that of holding your breath and seeing no colors out of sequence. Beyond flatland, a single point is a multi-dimensional entity if one is willing to pursue it beyond the realm of the norm. In social context that means that just because I cannot understand someone does not mean they are not saying something useful to me — and in fact that in itself is critical to my growth, no less my existence.
Strokes — an expressed act of repressed anger — can turn one from the ultra-rational logician into the metaphorical poet. Same brain, new expression — same reality, new vision. I suggest that we learn, communicate, and organize around what diversity offers as means and ends — as unified fields of vision — and to allow the laughter of theory and the theory of laughter to join in this spacetime — and our lives that recognize no endpoints — since the two — separated — know, live, and change so very little.
Giving the joke time to ponder more effective punch lines for the unending toughness of its audience" is revolutionarily complete when bound with "giving ponder its game with which to approach the unending vastness of knowing. This leads us to conclude: