Re: virus: Alternative Thought Patterns

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 9 Mar 1997 22:05:40 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 9 Mar 1997, Wade T.Smith wrote:

> >Sleep depravation [sic] will certainly put you into an "alternative thought
> >process". It is useful for causing visions and revelations, but I'm
> >not sure the insights gained are valid (sort of like hallucinogenics).
> >Comments?
> It is certainly valuable for the purposes of bending the, for lack of a
> more relevant term in this forum, 'basic memetic structure' of those
> enduring this treatment, for it is the single most effective method of
> brainwashing known. There is a prolonged period of paranoia and
> helplessness produced, during which time the deprived (also known as the
> 'acolyte' or 'pilgrim' or 'searcher' or 'trainee' or 'neophyte' or, well,
> choose your cult or fascist organization's fitting title)

I prefer "student" or "scientist", thank you.

> ...will accept
> almost any comfort as fact, any aid as salvation.

No! Surely not something as outlandish as "A is A"? How mad they must
all be!!!

> As such, the 'insights' gained are useless for self-development, but very
> handy indeed for group-think activities.

And that, my friends, is why ____________ (insert name here) will dominate

-Prof. Tim