Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Drakir (
Mon, 21 Jul 1997 11:30:57 +0100

Tony Hindle wrote:

> >> I disagree, I believe people are programmed to be memetically
> >> yielding.
> >
> >Then it's the parents fault for not teaching their kids to be
> >memetically sound.
> Its the advertisers faults for programming our parents to not
> teach their kids to be memetically sound.

I had a friend come over to stay with me from Ireland last week, and
she's given me a new outlook on this. It basically goes:

I am free to do whatever I want. I have supreme control over my
actions, and no one else can directly control me. I may do things which
place "items" into the subconscious of another individual, but just as I
am free to do as I please with emotions, etc... so are they free to do
what they will with the "item". The way that they react is entirely up
to them, and hence I have not exerted any kind of control over them.

I think that this could be applied to this situation, too. How you
react to the advertising by tobacco companies is entirely up to you.
They're not to blame, it's your own fault.

> Someone told me Versachy had a massive share holding
> in tabacco PLC. I should have checked my scources. I am sorry.

Someone told me that he died in flip-flops!!!!! (it's Versace, BTW)


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