Re: Memetic vulnerability: was: Faking It

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Date: Sat Jul 21 2001 - 10:42:54 BST

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    Hi Vincent,
    You wrote,

    > Going back to Kenneth's idea, surely this too suggests that memes must
    > at least periods of fixity so that people can recognise their own, and
    > opposing subcultural groups.

    << If there are enough reasons to amplify the differencies between things
    they will be fixed.
    That is, if an inbalance, if a inequality is being " rewarded " the memes of
    racism or anything else will be fixed.
    In Nietzsches terms, if you take away the conflictual concept between
    you get zip !! In order to get something ' right ' you need to overcome the
    notion that someone else is different and therefor needs other things.
    In other words, you need the unbalance, you need the multitude, you need
    the differencies, you need the change and you need the diversity.
    You need to overcome yourself, you have to accept the multitude, the diffe-
    rencies, the change and the diversity and if you are able to do that you
    will take away " reasons " for getting racialist.

    Best regards,


    ( I am, because we are) infinited possibilities

    That's not to say they can't be fluid, as with
    > the original punk/NF skinhead haircut being appropriated, first by the gay
    > community in the UK, and currently it's become a mainstream look as well.

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