RE: ply to Grant: Lawrence of Arabia and the Middle East

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Date: Sat Feb 09 2002 - 10:11:13 GMT

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    At 10:11 AM 8/02/02 -0500, you wrote:
    >> >From: "Lawrence DeBivort" <>

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    >To all our memetics list readers, I would like to recognize that in these
    >discussions of the Middle East, Afghanistan, etc, we are straying far from
    >the normal scope of discussion. I see this all as a wonderful case study of
    >applied memetics, but understand that this may not be the view of many on
    >this list. We are also discussing this due to the scurrilous and provocative
    >attacks on Islam that a couple of members of this list have posted, and I
    >have been among those rising to the bait and responding.
    >I would welcome any thoughts or guidance you might give me with regard to
    >the propriety of this discussion on this list, including any private emails
    >you may wish to send me about this.
    Hi Lawrence
    The shifting scenery in the Middle East is perhaps one of the most
    important studies for us to undertake. As the descendant of a repressed and
    transported race of Christians, I guess that I have an affinity with the
    underdog. What the repressers often underestimate is the ability of that
    underdog to inflict painful and strategic wounds. Reaction to those wounds
    has been historically similar. This reaction has biblical origins to which
    we can trace excessively punitive reactions. It is the book of the
    mega-meme. The New Testament is supposed to carry love, understanding,
    tolerance and forgiveness memes - why can't we use some of those memes

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