Re: singleton and memetics

J. Maxwell Legg (
Fri, 20 Nov 1998 10:27:46 +1300

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> people with mental problems today have less mental flexibility than
> normal people - their repertoire of thinking and acting has been
> limited due to their illness, and they often get stuck in nasty
> attractor states (like in depression or paranoia).
Mainly because they have been unsuccessful in bucking social pressure against their activities. The pot smoker that suffers bouts of paranoia is a case in point. Were it not for the stigmatization caused by the phony War On Drugs the paranoia would be expressed as something altogether different. Similarly the nasty attractor state of getting caught repeatedly in sessions of bookkeeping or say religious ceremony is never seen for the complicity blinding social illness that it is. These illnesses are real but are manifested by the great clobbering machine made up of your so-called normals. Can you say 'tall poppy syndrome'?