Re: virus: Religion, Zen, post-structuralism, and thefailureof logic

David McFadzean (
Thu, 12 Jun 1997 23:56:01 -0600

> From: John ''!Boolean'' Williams <>
> Date: Thursday, June 12, 1997 10:04 PM
> I envision a chess game; one person says, "look at us, sitting here, moving
> these little pieces around, all concerned whether we loose this pawn or
> that rook. It's a nice sunny day outside. Let's go toss a frisbee. What's
> the point of this game anyway?"
> The other says, "shut up and move."

While you were making that move I was out watching Fifth Element
again. Hmmmm... :)

> I think a certain type of post-structuralist thinking is not so much about
> declaring winners and losers, as it is insisting that the world is much
> larger than a chess game and we ought to get out and play in it more often.

Perhaps you are looking too closely to see the big game.

> My complaint is that the logocentric position -- and the mythocentric
> position -- is similar to the kid in the playground that directs
> everything. "Okay, now you say... okay, now go over there... okay, I shot
> you, you're dead..." Both insist that the world be interpreted the same,
> all around.

I bet the really smart kids ignore that kid instead of complaining
to the teacher.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus