Re: Absolutist memes

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Sun 31 Oct 2004 - 21:52:33 GMT

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    At 10:50 PM 30/10/04 -0400, I wrote:


    >I don't know that xenophobic memes exactly fit "fear memes." Hate memes
    >would be closer.

    I got to thinking about this. While the original Greek words making up xenophobia are stranger-fear, the dictionary gives the meaning of the word as "fear or hatred of strangers, people from other countries, or of anything that is strange or foreign."

    My use of "xenophobic memes" has more of the hatred flavor to it.

    Hate is what you need to fire up the warriors to kill or be killed. Fear would be less effective.

    Keith Henson

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