RE: Why Europe is so Contrary

From: Grant Callaghan (
Date: Tue 19 Nov 2002 - 15:23:19 GMT

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    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 subject.


    >Well, since I've come out of lurking once in one week, I might as well make
    >it twice..
    >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
    >off. Period.
    >Murrieta, CA
    >"My treasures do not clink together nor glitter. They gleam in the sun and
    >bray in the night."
    >-----Original Message-----
    >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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