Re: LSE lecture on memes - meme posse?

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    On 06/11/01 13:35, Robin Faichney said this-

    >Which leaves you looking like something of memetic victim, doesn't
    >it Wade? :-)

    Never said I was a history buff. Ain't we all memetic victims?

    Besides, I was only answering your question. If asked what I, personally,
    thought about Marie Antoinette, I'd have said I didn't know enough.
    'Cause I don't.

    The attitude of the aristocracy is embodied in that statement 'let them
    eat cake' and Marie was a poster-child for the pouffed set, yes?

    Like I said, I was only answering your question, which was, 'why is that
    meme so successful?' It is successful because it feeds the righteous
    anger against the ruling class.

    Which is something we understand on this side of the pond.

    - Wade

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