Re: Fwd: Radical New Views of Islam and the Origins of the Koran

From: Ned Wolpert (
Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 15:12:41 GMT

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    On Thu, 2002-03-07 at 22:54, Jeremy Bradley wrote:
    > I'm not sure on this but my guess is that as USAnia is a member of the axis
    > of good meme team, all of the insurgents that have been trained and all of
    > the covert operations that have been mounted in order to protect US goods
    > would be a part of that good and, as such, would be sanctioned but the God
    > in which your dollar bill places its trust.

    The resulting 'trust' is an interesting little piece of propaganda...
    on that same topic, I always found it interesting that the US took away
    the 'liberty-head' coins from circulation and replaced it with dead
    presidents... The little logo 'In God we Trust' next to the image of
    liberty was more meaningful I guess. Placing that logo next to a
    president sorta makes it a divine-right type of thing, eh?

    > >I fear that in the current condition, everyone will start getting the
    > >fear, and attack even when there is no provocation or even perceived
    > >threat. This little meme is likely to have an interesting impact.
    > Gee Ned are you sure that impact is a suitable word to follow
    > interesting in this context.

    'Interesting' is perhaps an unfortunate word here, but accurate. For
    the same reason a car-crash is interesting to others, or China's
    waring-years is interesting to historians. I can try to convince others
    that 'fear' is useless, and help attempt to avoid the situation we're
    currently in, but my words don't go far enough where I am. (And if I
    could direct counter-memes to combat the 'fear', I would) Either way,
    it is interesting, otherwise we wouldn't be talking about it.


    Virtually, Ned Wolpert <> 4e75

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