Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Dave Pape (
Wed, 28 May 1997 19:50:11 +0100 (BST)

At 20:56 27/05/97 -0500, Eric wrote:
>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?

In the spirit of Robin Faichney, all of these issues are neither good nor
bad. Good and Bad are (post-moralists and Buddhists all together now)
artificial constructs of the mind (well, actually, they neither are nor are
not constructs)

Dave Pape
I am ready.

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