RE: Rumsfeld Says He May Drop New Office of Influence

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    >Wait for my essay "The Me Me Meme and the Cult of Post-Enlightenment
    The "me meme" is not just a meme. It is a hardwired part of the brain that
    can be disabled with brain damage. It is essential to the "defense of
    territory reflex," which is also a hardwired section of the brain. Memes
    may be able to overcome the bad consequences of these inherited features,
    but they are the battlefield on which the gene/meme war is being fought.
    Treating them as memes is like treating the flue with antibiotics. The
    medicine you are prescribing will have no effect on the area being treated.


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