Re: virus: Absolute Truth

Ken Pantheists (
Fri, 24 May 1996 00:37:08 +0000

Bill Godby wrote:

> Isn't it a huge leap to imply that there are identical
> memes responsible for two entirely different historical events that took
> place in very, very, different social circumstances.
> .... I definitely would have to hear a much more detailed
> argument to agree that there are common memes involved as you state.

Yes, I agree. I generalized grossly. Perhaps I even propogandized.

But I hold to the spirit of the post- which was to point out that the
two sets of events were equally barbaric and equally "wrong". Yet they
continue to influence, even today, what we as a culture choose to
valorize and demonize. Their wrongness or rightness has largely (if not
solely) to do with who was left to write their entry into the history
books. And not with their correlation to some truth that exists outside
of cultural causality.

Ken Pantheists
Virus Theatre