virus: BLAME

Ken Pantheists (
Sat, 27 Apr 1996 00:35:22 +0000

Tadeusz Niwinski wrote:

> BLAME is an interesting meme. One does not have to take responsibility for
> one's own actions and statements.

BLAME is an interesting meme to discuss, in a general sense. BLAME can
be said to engender all kinds of unhealthy co-dependant behavior. BLAME
is also something we do to strengthen ourselves in the eyes of a

> Who cares if he drinks coffee or not (and reading
> about it three times in three days is a bit too much for me)

This is an illusion. John would not have to explain himself over and
over if he didn't receive several messages in a row. That's the drawback
of this print medium, it doesn't simulate real-time conversation.

. Having pulled
> the blame meme from his coffee John does not feel like thinking more for
> this discussion.

We could exercise another meme- forgiveness.

> Winners do not
> seem to carry the BLAME meme.

Interesting point. Is Blame a kind of low grade copy of success?
Something we employ as a last ditch survival tool when success matters?