virus: Manipulation 101, Lesson #13

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Mon, 24 Feb 1997 16:07:58 -0800

Lesson #13 Act superior.

Always act superior. Intimidate the other host. Even if you agree with
something, always make an impression that not everything is correct. Don't
be too clear what you mean (it's an iron rule):

> Your basic premise is correct-- but in the rest of your statement--
> you outline the basic fear that is behind the eyes of every member of
> every censorship board in the world.

When a host claims that being touched by beautiful paintings is
*non-sequitur* with existence of God, say:

>Good concept but bad example. The works of Michelangelo are
>not logically independent of the Catholic church.

Treat the other host as if he did not deserve your time. Use ironic
statements to put down the other host:

>I have no idea why you even think I was responding to anything
>you wrote.

Intimidate hosts carrying memes-you-don't-like with accusations of "picking
fights" (don't support it with evidence). It's the best way to triger emotions:

>It appears that you and Tad are picking fights just for the
>sake of picking fights.

Then accuse the memes-you-don't-like carriers with anti-social behaviour.
Try to make them feel guilty (no evidence, of course):

>Is it any wonder why most subscribers are trying to
>ignore this discussion?

Whatever you do, if you want your little dinky ideas to survive, intimidate,
intimidate, intimidate!

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159