Re: virus: Re: virus-digest V1 #26
Sat, 21 Sep 1996 17:56:36 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 21 Sep 1996, KMO prime wrote:


> What I find repulsive about numerous religious meme-complexes is their
> practice of undermining the ability for critical thought in their hosts
> and the demonization of those who refuse to allow themselves to be so
> limited. Not all religions are guilty of this tactic, and non-religious
> meme-complexes employ this tactic as well.
> Take care. -KMO

That's going to take a while for me to understand properly. Even
superficially, it demonstrates [in my frame--consensual evidence isn't
there, so don't ask me for it] that those numerous religious
meme-complexes are designed to 'make their hosts easy TO demonize'!
The 'demonization as those who refuse to allow themselves to be so
limited' could then be viewed as the psychological (non)defense of
projection, or as a memetic allergy.

[Critical thought doesn't make the fool process impossible, but it does
make it harder to pull off effectively. While nothing is completely
predictable, it would be good general strategy for a memetic system
dependent on mental unclarity to: 1, attack the ability to critically
think; 2, get a thoroughly influenced host to have a memetic allergy to
those who do critically think.]