RE: virus:Logic

David McFadzean (
Tue, 14 Oct 1997 17:40:19 -0600

At 04:11 PM 10/14/97 -0700, Richard Brodie wrote:
>> I did not join the list to convince
>> anyone to believe as I do. When challenged on my beliefs, I do not
>> mind giving reasons. Only you and the others can decide if my system
>> is irrational. For me, it is not.
>On the contrary, your system is quite rational, quite empowering, and quite false.

I was reading "Getting Past OK" again last night. Great book, I still
highly recommend it to everyone who hasn't picked it up yet.
Anyway, I was re-reading the part about the "Truth Trap" and it
is pretty obvious I am still in it (assuming it is a trap, of course).

Level-3 seems to be predicated on the assumption that it is better
to be happy than right, right? I mean, if truth and happiness conflict,
then the L-3 master says so much the worse for truth, while someone
in the "Truth Trap" would say so much the worse for happiness.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus