From: Grant Callaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 19 Nov 2002 - 15:23:19 GMT
Yes. I also liked his History of the Global Brain. The Lucifer Principle
was one of the first books I read when I started my study of memetics. It
had a lot in it that I agreed with. That led me to read further on the
>Well, since I've come out of lurking once in one week, I might as well make
>Grant, have you read "The Lucifer Principle" by Howard Bloom? This is one
>of the points of that book - that there's no point in "helping" as you will
>be hated regardless of your actions - your "tribe" is hated for being
>"My treasures do not clink together nor glitter. They gleam in the sun and
>bray in the night."
>Sometimes I think we are naive in trying to help the world at all.
>seems to hate the guy who tries to help. Nobody ever seems able to do it
>the satisfaction of the people being helped. It may be better just to let
>them starve or solve their own problems. That may sound callous, but look
>at the record of how our past efforts have turned out. I've even read
>accounts that blame the U.S. for all the deaths in Kosovo. We did it all
>with our bombing raids on the Serb soldiers.
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