virus: Re: virus-digest V2 #85

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 1 Apr 1997 11:12:35 -0500 (EST)

From: Richard Brodie <>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 1997 15:05:53 -0800

David McF wrote:

>Can you see how attaching a "forbidden knowledge" label to an idea
>gives it more appeal? People will actively seek it out. If you have
>the meme but refuse to release it because it is too powerful for
>mere mortals, people without the meme will assume the worst of you:
>that you are using it for your own purposes. I think we've seen an
>example of that right here.

I am always attempting to get people to think. But I stop short of
planting smartdrugs in the water supply.

Forgive me, Richard, but that sounds unrealistically arrogant.
(perhaps another "acceptible self-deceit?")
I agree with Tad, if this is so dangerous it must be kept secret,
why bring it up in the first place? It isn't like you couldn't
have ignored or sidestepped the issue. You wanted the issue
raised and didn't want it raised at the same time.

Is that a good way to live? Are you letting those nasty memes
out again, propogating them despite your personal misgivings?
Perhaps you should reflect on your own soul a little and see
exactly how in control of things "you" are.

Welcome back to "Level-2"


Reed Konsler