Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Eric Boyd (
Tue, 27 May 1997 20:56:30 -0500

Tony Hindle wrote:
> I wander about these people who 's job it is to memetically
> engineer our culture so that 120 000 britains per year dying isnt enough
> to deter the new smokers to replace them. Do they ever calculate how
> much they earn per life lost? If the killing was more direct would they
> still take the job?
> "Ok the job involves sitting at a people conveyor belt and
> shooting each one in the head, its 25 pence for every person you kill,
> do you have any questions?"
> ...Yes is smoking allowed on the production line?

I'm going to throw caution to the wind here and introduce the
fundamental (hehehe) premise of the Church of Euthanasia... that the
population of humans on Earth is far far too large. They advocate all
forms of voluntary death... suicide, euthanasia, abortion, etc. Simply
to reduce the overwelming population. In this light, the tobacco
industry does not look that bad... sure, it may not be /entirely/
voluntary, but then the Church says that they wouldn't interven even to
stop WW3. Oh, and by the way, last time I heard the Church was changing
it's name to "Order of Useless Vermin." Comments?


"Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than
the victim." -- Bertrand Russell