RE: virus: Four Principles Digest

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 28 Mar 1997 20:04:22 -0800

Richard Jones wrote:

>I don't see why everyone thinks that these Four Principles are so
>dangerous. Ask yourself why you think they are. Becuase Richard Brodie
>said, wasn't it?

You must have missed my initial post. These were the cornerstone memes
of Hitler's Nazi virus. The experiment is repeatable and has been

>Having read stuff that reasonably well lays out what he's talking
>I don't see a problem.

This reminds me of a line from one of my favorite movies, Metropolitan.
One of the characters, an insecure but bright redheaded prep-school boy,
tells a girl, "I never read novels, only literary criticism. That way I
get two points of view: the author's AND the critic's!"

> I want to know Brodie's true reasons for holding
>back before I say any more, 'cos if this is one of his biazarre
>then I don't want to get involved.

It should be obvious to anyone who understands the first thing about
memetics why I don't want to repeat harmful memes.

Richard Brodie +1.206.688.8600
CEO, Brodie Technology Group, Inc., Bellevue, WA USA
Do you know what a "meme" is?