Re: malicious gossip

Wade T.Smith (
Wed, 7 Jul 1999 07:56:28 -0400

Subject: Re: malicious gossip
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 07:56:28 -0400
From: "Wade T.Smith" <>
To: <>

>Also, while alien constructs might not be accepted, they might nonetheless
>be used to create a desired response, e.g. a planned polarity response.
>Hmmmm....interesting thought.

Well, my main use of the word 'alien' was to knock aside your use of the
word 'any'.

We are, well, all of the same blood, culture being some of the vessels we
carry it in. But an urn in Etrusca is an urn in Peoria. What needs to be
communicated, what needs to be 'memed' is the fact that it holds water,
if the shape is unique to one and not the other culture. And there are
precious few cultures with unique things left.

What constitutes the commonality of acceptance is all, I think, we could
ever hope to discern.

Besides, planned polarity responses are just elections....

- Wade

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