Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Eric Boyd (
Thu, 24 Jul 1997 15:32:12 -0500

Tony Hindle wrote:

> This isnt about encouraging people to stop smoking, its about
> discouraging people to work on behalf of the tabacco mind virus.

In that case, I think you'd be well advised to preach memetics and
*freethought*. Why stop at freeing yourself from just one of the many
mind viruses? Kill them all! Try Zen...

> We must never encourage murder on any grounds, the slippery
> slope argument, people will end up killing one another for more and
> more dubious reasons.

(and now that you've played my part, I play yours, right?)

Yes, but people have been killing each other for dubious reasons for
years... not only that, but the entire idea here is to *stop* the
tobacco companies from killing people for the *dubious* benefit of
making some money.

So lets fight fire with fire.

> Even a terminally ill person may have something to loose if
> retaliation is made against those she leaves behind.

Retaliation will merely *aid* the purpose, here. If the tobacco company
retalitated, then the *sympathy* of the press will be *with* us, rather
than against us. On thing we know for sure: the t.c. will not be
interested in having *more* press on this issue. They will want less.
A cover up, not a retaliation...

> I know a tabacco plc bloke and he is really nice.

Yea, and I here Bob Dole is a really nice guy, too. That doesn't mean
we should make *either* of them president...

> Think of the job losses in the health service if there are no
> more cancer patients

Think of the money the Government will save!

> No more snooker on BBC 2, what will we do.

Stop wasting our brains on moronic television and actually go out and
lead real lives??? nah... I mean, we can hope, but it seems unlikly to

> The world population is too high.

So why don't you kill yourself?

> who gives a shit.

Like I said, why don't you kill yourself?