RE: Memes For Peace

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Mon 10 Mar 2003 - 01:12:37 GMT

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    >From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>
    >To: <>
    >Subject: RE: Memes For Peace
    >Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2003 18:19:14 -0500
    >Hi, Jeremy,
    >Can you say more about:
    > > When I was living with an Indigenous Australian group which had not had
    > > lot of outside contact, the change in children's behaviour was
    > > when they got a VCR and started watching USAnian crap.
    > > For me, memetic engineering is akin to propaganda, but it operates at a
    > > more subtle level.
    > > If we look at the Nazi regime's manipulation of art and theatre,
    > > we can see
    > > this effect, and, dare I say, it is observable in poor Joe's
    > > foaming at the
    > > mouth replies to any critique of his beloved USAnia's war on Islam.
    > > Making war to create peace is an oxymoron and can never work. War,
    > > especially such a one sided war, will perpetuate violence and only
    > > arms dealers.
    > > Sorry to be lurking for so long all. And Joe, don't worry, I am far too
    > > busy to reply too much at the moment as I am running an election
    >What campaign? Are you the candidate? If so, best of luck, amigo.
    >Please note: it is NOT a case of the USA's war on Islam -- it is a 'war'
    >only by USA neoconservatives and SOME Christian fundamentalists.
    Sorry. I was under the impression that we weren't discussion the war in Iraq topic anymore, after its long running and long winded course having been run a couple months back. Yes, I was a participant in thos threads. but I realize we should mve onward to less divisive topics, such as whther there are meme-ories, bemes or pink unicorns ;-)

    All that's going to happen wrt Iraq is that those on either side of the aisle will vent their spleen and those not interested will get more irked. You just aired your views, which you migt feel, for some reason, deserve being discussed in this forum versus those of others. Joe has his. So does Jeremy. So do I. If we all started engaging in tit for tat again on this topic we'd be back to square one and the list would become inundated with political discussion of questionable topicality.

    Yes, this topic is important, but there are more appropriate venues. If I see my POV being slighted here, all it's going to do it get me really ticked. But Ill exrecise the self control to not engage the subject matter, beyond questioning the topicality.

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