RE: virus: Mind-Flipper in Action

Richard Brodie (
Sat, 18 Oct 1997 09:24:29 -0700

On Friday, October 17, 1997 6:59 PM, Tadeusz Niwinski []
> I am still not clear how "Holding contradictory beliefs" may be
> to a person, except my theory that "These kind of people get away with
> things". What do you think of my theory?

I think your theory is lousy with presuppositions. In particular, the
phrase "getting away with" implies (1) you have better morals/integrity
than they do, (2) there is something wrong with exercising personal power,
(3) [this seems to be a core issue for you] you are a victim of other
people's deceit and/or oppression.

Well, you asked what I thought!

Richard Brodie
Author, VIRUS OF THE MIND: The New Science of the Meme
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