Re: Meme-set conflicts [was Re: some U.S. observations and notes]

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Mon Dec 17 2001 - 15:33:22 MST

From: "Robert J. Bradbury" <>, Sun, 16 Dec 2001

>Here is a "concrete" question -- can one have an "informed"
>debate, or a field on which seeds can grow, *if* the agenda
>of the opponent is to (a) prevent the education and promote
>the subjugation of 50% of of the population?; and (b) prevent
>the exposure to alternate information sources such as radio
>or TV?

The answer is no. Look at communism, Robert. Communism didn't
fragment until a number of other conditions were met (probably
the Cold War didn't help much to support the "information wants
to be free" meme, either)

What are your goals here? To push U.S. ideology in conditions
like that? If you want to use force to push U.S. ideology
through their baren soil, then I won't help you.


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