Grits And Sweat V - A Series Of Baroque Philosophical Documents Based Upon Objective Observations

Not to repeat myself, but to extend myself to you; here is the full quote of Paul Simon's version of "Sound Of Silence" from the 1991 "Concert In The Park" recording to make my point definitively:

(Instrumental Vamp In...)
"Hello, darkness MY old friend...
...'come to talk with you again...
Because of visions softly creeping...
Left it's seeds while I was sleeping.
And the vision that was planted in my brain, still remains within the sound...
Of silence.
In restless dreams I walked alone, narrow streets of cobblestone...
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damned...
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light...
...And it split the night
And touched the sound of silence...
(Instrumental break)
And in the naked light I saw -
Ten thousand people, maybe more...
People talking without speaking...
People hearing without listening...
People writing songs that voices never share...
...no one dare...
To stir, the sound, of silence.
Fools that I do not know.
Silence like a cancer grows...
Hear my words that I might teach you...
...Take my arms that I might reach out to you...
But my words like silent raindrops fell and echoes in the wells of silence...
And the people bowed and prayed - to the neon God they made...
And the sign flashed its warning...
And the words that it was forming...
It said the words of the prophets are written on the subway walls and the tenement halls...
...And whispered in the sound of silence..."
(applause from crowd)

When all is said and done that does deserve to be a full-blown quote and not just a blurb, because it describes and sums up about me, on me and lastly for me so Goddamn well. And the vision (Neo-Tech) that was planted in my spirit, soul, brain and mind and grown from a beginning root and pedagogical end (as there are no pedagogical infinities...) known as Zonpower still remain and always will, genuinely.

Yes, the black books with white writing, not the white books with black writing are my old eternal friends as well as childhood friends. The white books with black writing are Hal Fishman's friends and are for his sole benefit as the black books with white writing are for my sole benefit. They just happen to create value for all who read them, but they were genuinely and generally created for Zon's ultimate self-expression, se;f-benefit and total self-satisfaction.

Who is Zon?

Hal Fishman and myself of course. There were no other Master Zons, except us. So, yes, I can honestly say that I was the original Neo-Tech author and the first real Zon or (yes) fully-integrated honesty. (Consult "The Funk Brother Testament: The Motowen-Style Secrets Of I&O Publishing Company" for details, is what I can honestly say here in "Grits And Sweat Le Griot Papillon V".) Like Paul Simon, I can honestly say: "Hello darkness, MY old friend." and fully, and unmitigatedly mean it. And this anticivilization is nothing more than the restless dream of the cold and damned. In the darkness of being alone in honesty, the light is naked. I find that to be my reality in this anticivilization the few times I have genuinely been without Neo-Tech, but still was and am Zon in my heart, soul and totality.

This is honesty in the anticivilzation: Walking restlessly alone in honesty down narrow streets of cobblestone turning my collar to the cold, damned and dishonest world of the neocheaters and never conforming even when it is "profitable". No one else is there, and they are foolish enough to believe who "is there". My words, though, are the silent falling raindrops Paul Simon is really singing about. These are the silent cries of desperation from the profits and prophets or whatever who do not matter. This IS the sound of silence... I am Zon, that's all.

What is Zon?

It's misunderstood Greek for fully-integrated honesty; Aramaic, too. But ultimately, as Anaxagoras said in "The Zon Compacts", it is universal. Indeed, like space, dark, velvety, black space with its shining stars. Hence our pilot publications that are black books with white writing. Zon is also the subjective mind of objective existence or God, which is objective and genuinely neutral.

So, when I say the words "honesty is as honesty does", you know a little bit more about what I mean. For honesty is as honesty does. Deeds prove everything, not talk. When you put YOUR money where YOUR mouth is, as I do mine. Rational self-interest is the law.

So, when I discovered Zonpower (Anaxagoras, Thales, Aristotle and Socrates created it.), I knew neo-tech is and was just "fluffy", "pretty talk" and that one day I'd have to put "my money where my mouth is." So, I became fully-integrated honesty and wide-scope accounting in word, deed, and all. That's it. But I did not say that it was or is easy. Consistent honesty IS hard as we mentioned in Neo-Tech Advantage #47 - Loyalty To Honesty... It takes consistent patience, discipline, thought, effort and honesty producing self-control and self-benefit while benefiting genuinely everyone. I know what I am talking about, I live and exist with it all the time no matter what. I've got more discipline every day than a good, disciplined singer one morning in a Sunday choir and sinning for the rest of the week. We all take our chances, but very few make their chances. These are the few that begin to count; I know, I am one of those few. There is an old, old saying that "circumstances favor the bold." That is a reality of the situation. The self-exploiter is the most moral, rational person on the face of existence, especially when they benefit themselves then peripherally benefit everyone else.

So, that brings me to a point: If you can be nice to yourself, you can benefit others only then. That is THE point. Self-benefit and self-care are what it comes down to. Self-esteem and self-love are some of the other terms for the one thing I am talking about: Rational self-interest. So, here is knowledge, come, light your torch, Walk into the labyrinth and let it blaze a trail for you. Find your way through and come out better than you were before.

It's a funny thing, like a caterpillar becoming a butterfly... You are better when you become conscious. Like "silver" on the water shining and changing forms with the waves beautifully yet staying the same water. Lives can do that as they develop. When I became Zon, I realized this and became as adaptable and patient as that "silver" on the water and as hiddenly powerful as the water. Who else can be Zon/fully-integrated honesty?

'Anyone', if they took the "chance" to be that. But I am the right man to be THE Master Zon. And, who else can when you really look at everything including the genuine facts of reality also known as the whole picture? Most people "chicken out" at the word "Go". They feel the momentary feeling "fire", then the "water" of perceived reality "puts it out" I start out as "water" and I am persistent and patient as calm "water" wearing away a "hard rock". Could I be more? Always, that's the secret. That's where it's at. That's the secret to genuine growth and progress in the real right directions on anyone's part. Including mine.

The End.

Grits And Sweat Le Griot Papillon (The Storytelling Butterfly)
A Document by J.A. "Josh" Clayton
Grits And Sweat Le Griot Papillon V