Re: DIPLOMACY: Memetic Morphing

Spike Jones (
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 21:49:41 -0800

Dan Clemmensen wrote:

> in the one clear case of successful memetic warfare, it was commercial
> broadcast TV that won. By all reports, the fall of eastern germany was
> driven to a large estent by the desire of the populace to have the
> things being advertized on the western german TV they could see.

and so shall be the fate of every brutal dictatorship and oppressive regime, these being largely inefficient at producing the kinds of products that titillate the imaginations of every human population. these

governments eventually must collapse under the sheer weight of popular covetousness. {8^D spike