From: Douglas Brooker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon 04 Nov 2002 - 20:58:53 GMT
> > email@example.com wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > http://www.meforum.org/article/175
> > >
> > Middle East Forum, ("Protecting America's Interests) - colleagues of
> > our friends in Campus Watch.
> Ad hominem. Check out the articles, and judge them on their merits. I
> could have posted scathing critiques of Edward Said, but refrained.
it's politics Joe, politics are all about ad hominen. the publication
you refer to and its affiliates are preceded by their reputations. you
might just as well have referred us to the Likud Party homepage.
> The power of this meme depends on its exploitation of the collective
> narcissism and paranoia of the Israeli people.
the word narcissism has crossed by mind thinking about tendencies in
Israeli politics and behaviour. Is is appropriate? where does the
narcissism come from? can we understand it without understanding the
role of religious zealots who are largely kept from western view?
I'm interested in the ways in which cultures shut out (ignore)
information. is there a meme-specific way of talking about this?
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