Re: virus: self and speech

Marie L. Foster (
Wed, 24 Dec 1997 21:31:34 -0800

Ah... irony. If one is not consistent, then at least let them acknowledge
the ironic. Lets face it. A world devoid of memes, would be... well I
can not even conceive it.

Marie the obsequeous

At 02:22 AM 12/24/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Marie L. Foster wrote:
>> However, to truly accept that one must give up the idea of *I*. I
>> contend that no one here, other than myself, seems ready to relinquish
>> that most fundamental faith...
> to use the word "I" in a sentance condemning people for not
>abandoning the concept of Self is certainly a bit ironic.
> it *does* appear that Self is not anything which can be located or
>percieved (and is thus is not a description of the world but a retreat
>from it) -- but, if this is so, *why is it* that not a single thinker in
>history has succeeded in abolishing the self/other distinction from
>their *speech* as well as their thought?
> can this be simply a matter of habit?
> this task -- of abolishing the Self in speech -- has been actively
>running itself through my brain over the past weeks. are there any
>ideas, in the amassed brains of this list, which can add some
>metaphorical fuel to this process?

Marie L. Foster