RE: capitalist religion (was: NANO: _Forbes_ cover story)

From: Miriam English (
Date: Fri Jul 20 2001 - 23:59:09 MDT

At 04:14 PM 20/07/2001 -0700, Lee Corbin wrote:
>Many people on this list are under the influence of some powerful
>memes that have proven their value over hundreds, if not thousands
>of years: never steal; never encourage indolence or lack of
>success; always mind your own business; never lie. Societies
>that follow these maxims prosper, and those which do not---or
>at least don't follow them to the same extent---as a number of
>third-world countries, do not prosper.
>We all have sympathy for the downtrodden. But some of us are
>more likely to give into temptation, in defiance of the memes
>that I was talking about, and reward irresponsibility or lack
>of foresight, more than others of us.

Oh, of course, how silly of me! And here I thought it was to do with
colonisation and rape of lands, accidents of geography, desertification,
aftermath of wars, and so on that caused third world countries to be

Now I see it all! It is because all the poor and inhabitants of poor
countries are lazy, stupid, lying scum!

Wow Lee, have you thought of running for president?
If not of the USA, at least the nazi party. :-)

         - Miriam

Q. What is the similarity between an elephant and a grape?
A. They are both purple... except for the elephant.
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