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  •  like the Spanish Republic was an enemy of.... (5+ / 0-)

    ... True Socialism per Stalin?  

    Jeez, you been exposed to some nasty meme-viruses lately and it looks like you caught more than one.  

    •  This thread is full of it... (0+ / 0-)

      And a meme-pool is just a fancy way of discussing a propaganda fight.

      Anonymous is a social movement. You can discuss what it's implications are, what may be it's future behaviors, what can be done to harness it, destroy it, amplify it, create new social movements that co-opt it's structure...

      But to morally judge it? That's like morally judging the telephone system. It's just the most asinine attempt to justify action purely on propagandistic grounds without being thoughtful about it.

      But this is DKOS -- 9 out of 10 folks here are simply propaganda amplifiers.

      •  you picked the wrong analogy because.... (1+ / 0-)
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        .... I'm a telephone switching systems engineer, and I have plenty of moral judgements about the way the telephone system has been mismanaged over the past 30 years, which I could go into in excruciating detail if anyone was interested.

        Memetics isn't just a fancy name for propaganda, any more than natural selection is a fancy name for change.  If that's what you think, you really need to study the field in more detail because you're missing a powerful tool of analysis that has predictive value.  

         

        •  I'll have to look into it.. (0+ / 0-)

          but Dawkins original gloss was one of his weakest statements ever -- by far. He was way outside his field.

          It's hard for me to see how you could make it a rigorous field -- even though I can imagine that if you could, propaganda would be a sub-field of memetics.

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