Re: Toward a discussion of Israel, Palestine and memtics

From: Ray Recchia (
Date: Sun 24 Nov 2002 - 16:41:43 GMT

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    At 10:03 AM 11/24/2002 -0500, you wrote:

    >Greetings, everyone,
    >For the same reasons we have found it difficult to have a true discussion
    >about Islam and US policy here on this list, we have had a difficult time
    >discussing Israel and Palestine.
    > From a memetic PoV, I think the Israeli-Palestine conflict is as rich as
    >Islam and US policy, and I would welcome an opportunity to have a real
    >discussion about it with any interested list members.

    I suspect though that the same issues could be raised discussing the War of Roses without complicating things with our personal involvement. I've stayed out of this discussion not because I don't have opinions. Trust me I do and they are very strong ones. I think though that memetics is better off avoiding topics like this to start with.

    I understand that is hard to get into the more boring stuff like product marketing, children's acquisition of memes, and objective historical analysis, but IMHO all that the last 1000 or so posts have done is demonstrate that this is where things need to begin. Once memetics has developed a truly objective, commonly agreed upon set of analytical tools, then maybe we can address hot button current events with those tools. And that is a big maybe.

    Ray Recchia

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