RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception

From: Scott Chase (
Date: Sat Jan 12 2002 - 16:14:28 GMT

  • Next message: Grant Callaghan: "Re: To Grant - a man of many assumptions"

    Received: by id QAA13428 (8.6.9/5.3[ref] for from; Sat, 12 Jan 2002 16:19:01 GMT
    X-Originating-IP: []
    From: "Scott Chase" <>
    Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception
    Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 11:14:28 -0500
    Content-Type: text/plain; format=flowed
    Message-ID: <>
    X-OriginalArrivalTime: 12 Jan 2002 16:14:29.0164 (UTC) FILETIME=[364626C0:01C19B84]
    Precedence: bulk

    >From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>
    >To: <>
    >Subject: RE: Knowledge, Memes and Sensory Perception
    >Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 10:11:04 -0500
    >Richard, of course it is anti-American. The interesting question is how the
    >meme came into being, and why, and if our actions in Afghanistan and
    >elesewhere are not facilitating the dissemination of the meme.
    Could our actions be likewie facilitating the sentiment that the US has
    helped us free ourselves from the repressive chains of the Taliban and
    facilitated a new era in Afghanistan? Sympathizers of the Taliban, likely
    amongst the Pashtuns, might not like us very much. Some of the Shiites and
    non-Pashtun ethnic groups might almost adore us. One even wonders how Iran,
    a recent historic despiser of the US might amend their views of US after we
    crushed the Taliban and may have eased the situation for Shiites in
    Afghanistan. Unfortunately Afghanistan remains a powder keg for ethnic
    clashes, so anything could happen in the future.
    >(This of course goes to the question of "WHY Sept 11 that Americans and
    >others are so loath to consider.)
    1. Our infidel military presence in Arabia which is home to Mecca and

    2.Our support of Israel, a state upon its creation in the late 1940's, which
    had its Jewish citizenry condemned to being driven into the sea.

    When one wonders how some Brits (vs. US-ians) might think about the state of
    Israel one might consider the Irgun mess under the British mandate. One
    could ask why Irgun disliked the Brits so much. Would it parallel the
    situation in Ulster in any way?

    Join the world’s largest e-mail service with MSN Hotmail.

    This was distributed via the memetics list associated with the
    Journal of Memetics - Evolutionary Models of Information Transmission
    For information about the journal and the list (e.g. unsubscribing)

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Sat Jan 12 2002 - 16:26:27 GMT