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14
Apr
10

Tax Day Plea: U.S. National Security Dependent on Timely Filed IRS Returns

This is a direct appeal to anyone who reads this. Please file your tax return by tomorrow’s deadline (April 15th). Ensuring that the State is adequately funded is a civic, legal, and moral duty for every U.S. citizen. The U.S. Treasury is facing the threat of severe under-funding due to the current economic meltdown, corporate offshore tax havens, and greedy deadbeats who refuse to fulfill their end of the social contract.

The safety and security of Americans home and abroad is strengthened when patriotic and responsible citizens fulfill their legal obligations under the I.R.S. tax code. The criminal reprobates who refuse to pay taxes selfishly place our country in great risk from the threat of aggressive nations, state-sponsored terrorists, and rogue Islamic jihadist murderers who hate Americans for our multitudinous freedoms and liberties.

How might your failure to pay taxes put millions of Americans home and abroad in peril? Military spending accounts for 53% of the U.S. budget. Therefore, when you fail to pay your taxes, the world for Americans becomes less safe by more than half. Here are some concrete examples of how military spending protects you and your fellow citizens from those that hate you and your way of life.

  • MILITARY SPENDING FIGURES – U.S. military spending for FY08 was $623 billion compared to the $500 billion aggregate military spending of all other countries combined. Under President Obama’s wise leadership, $708 billion has been requested for FY11 (which will make the U.S. about 13% safer than three years ago).
    • Since the U.S. spends more on military spending than all other countries combined, this guarantees that if all other countries conspire to attack us at once, they will be destroyed.
    • Although President Obama’s nuke reduction bluff will decrease the stockpile of atomic weapons in foreign nations, increased annual military spending acts as an insurance policy against emerging WMD technologies that the Asians are probably developing.
  • IRAQ WAR – The CBO estimates that by 2017 total costs for the War in Iraq could reach $1.9 trillion dollars (partially due to interest from debt financing).
    • Iraq is teeming with angry Muhammadists (due to the +1 million civilian war casualties) and a fragile government that will likely never achieve self-governing stability.
    • Ongoing military presence in Iraq will protect continuous petroleum supplies for the U.S. and global markets by safe-guarding BP and Dutch Shell drilling and refining operations and by derailing irresponsible nationalization efforts.
    • The continuing occupation of Iraq will act as a safeguard against attempts to reinstate their WMD program, torture facilities, and rape rooms.

    Below: What happens to bad people in Iraq who defy U.S. military personnel

  • AFGHANISTAN WAR – The total cost of the Afghanistan War (Operation Enduring Freedom) is roughly $300 billion dollars. President Obama’s recent brave decision to ramp up the war by sending 30,000 additional troops (and 56,000 disposable contractors) sends an unmistakable message to the terrorists that America will never lose its resolve in the War of Terror.
    • Continuing Afghan operations will ensure that Osama bin Laden, and his fellow cave people conspirators responsible for the 9-11 attacks, will eventually be brought to justice.
    • Military incursions and random drone bombings in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region will dissuade potential Islamic radicals from choosing terrorism as a career option.
    • U.S. military presence in the country will generate friendly relations in Central Asia by ensuring the Trans-Afghanistan Oil Pipeline (TAP) meets its 2014 construction deadline.
    • Success in the War in Afghanistan will guarantee that the World will respect (and fear) our country when they see that America succeeded where Alexander the Great and the Soviets failed miserably.
    • U.S. military presence in Afghanistan provides security to opium harvesting operations. This will promote goodwill among international drug cartels, pharmaceutical corporations, junkies, and pain-ridden recipients of opiate prescriptions.

  • PROJECTED MILITARY POWER
    • The Department of Defense owns over 600,000 individual buildings and structures, at more than 6,000 locations, on more than 30 million acres.
    • An estimated 1,000 of these military installations are in foreign countries (potential enemies).
    • Over 250,000 active duty military personnel are deployed in 135 countries (out of 195 countries in the World). Until 100% global U.S. military saturation is achieved, the 60 unoccupied countries pose a potential grave threat to national security.

Please do the right thing on April 15th. The survival of future generations of Americans hinges on your willingness to contribute to the defense of this great nation. If you choose to avoid this obligation, you will be hunted down, criminally charged, and imprisoned like the vile scum that you are.

30
Mar
10

King Kill 33 – Masonic Sorcery and the JFK Assassination

KING KILL 33

by James Shelby Downard & Michael A. Hoffman II

Introduction

The power of the Secret Government over the news media continues unabated. During the time of the Watergate scandal, major scandals of the  past were reviewed; but the torture and murder of Captain William Morgan in 1826, from which  developed an anti-Mason political party which challenged Freemason Andrew Jackson for the  presidency (General Jackson was involved with the Bell Witch) and the murder of Joseph Smith the Mormon prophet, which resulted in the men of the Mormon Church withdrawing from “Freemasonry” — were major scandals that were ignored.

The Kennedy assassination has to do with Masonic Sorcery and the information I present in these pages is well-known to certain news agencies who have chosen to suppress it, just as the motivation for the assassination has been plunged into cryonic secrecy; for facts concerning the assassination are supposed to be revealed in the  future, which is a matter of public knowledge.  That freeze — wait — revive plan is part of the master  plan of Masonic Sorcery.

The ability of the Secret Government to immobilize the release of vital information to the public is in part due to the apathy of American people who have been benumbed by revelation after revelation. It is a peculiar phenomena that certain revelations move people to action while episodic revelations of the same type stun them into inaction.



I have devoted years to trying to draw attention to Masonic Sorcery and its relationship to political control. I believe that many people instinctually realize the power that “Freemasonry” exerts on the Government of the United States; but since they have been Hoodwinked they do not realize what the secrecy, silence and darkness that surrounds the mysteries of the “Masonic Art” amounts to and what Masonry really is. So control  of the Government of the United States is just traced to Wall St., and not to the Cross Roads of witchcraft.

An archetype of betrayal of the “common man ” i.e. the “vulgar herd ” has been and is going on and the betrayal which involves a great deal of Fertility and Death symbolism is seemingly motivated by the endeavor to bring about syncretism in opposing principles of a mystic power, and to green Israel, rebuild the Temple of Solomon and establish a One World Government.

It is by way of Masonic Sorcery that the union of opposing principles is supposed to be brought about and the people that practice Masonic Sorcery are Arch Criminals who have been and are perpetrating a crime against humanity.

The Arch Criminals staged-managed Dallas in the killing of Kennedy and the news media reaction ever since. There are today thousands or perhaps millions who are apathetic to the control that exists over us, and who labor under the misapprehension that somehow life can be beautiful if we only forget and discard our ideals while getting on to the business of consumption.

America is a news ghetto where the news media continually endeavors to promote apathy while going through the motions, the lip-synch, of reform. Like a haunted house draining its occupants of will in return for sleep without nightmares, American people are mental captives of a Horror that feeds them misinformation as its stone bell tolls the death of individuality. There is no happy last minute rescue awaiting just around tomorrow because Americans do not have the truth about things around which to rally, and most just want money which would enable them to get the things that they have been told that they should and must have.

OVERVIEW

“It is certain that onomatology, or the science of names, forms a very interesting part of the  investigations of the higher Masonry, and it is  only in this way that any connection can be  created between the two sciences”.
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry

“When the ancients saw a scapegoat, they could at least recognize him for what he was:  a pharmakos, a human sacrifice. When modern man sees one, he does not, or refuses to,  recognize him for what he is; instead he looks for ‘scientific’ explanations — to explain away  the obvious.”
Thomas Szasz, Ceremonial Chemistry

The “science of names” forms only one segment of the science of symbolism used by Masons.  Names i.e. words in themselves are merely descriptions and they rise and fall in usage like a cartesian doll with some words becoming archaic very quickly. What’s more some words are given meanings that are known only to the initiated while other words are profound and abstruse so the “science of names” gets real weird even before it is identifiable as word wizardry by beginning investigators of it.

The JFK assassination encounters this science in a decisive way and contains a veritable nightmare of  symbol- complexes having to do with violence, perversion, conspiracy, death and degradation.  These elements are important not only as cause-and-effect in the murder of a president but in the ensuing reaction of the people of America and the world.

The fertility and death symbolism in the ‘killing of the king’ rite which is part of Greening Ritualism that has to do with JFK has been suppressed because examination of it must necessarily link it to “Freemasonry” and its mysticism as well as to the political influence it exerts. Obviously this would do some damage to public  confidence in:

a. Masonic progressivism i.e. liberty, equality, fraternity;

b. those who have shielded the conspirators and

c. the entire mental concept that passes for knowledge about the genuine nature of the government of these United States.

Read the rest here (Nader Library)

Related information:

James Shelby Downard (Wikipedia)

Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare ~ Michael A. Hoffman II

James Shelby Downard’s Mystical War ~ Adam Gorightly

23
Feb
10

Fundie Nutball Turdbucket of the Month – Bob Marshall (R)

From this article:

RICHMOND – Western Prince William Del. Bob Marshall, R-13th, says disabled children are God’s punishment to women who have aborted their first pregnancy.

He made that statement last Thursday at a press conference to oppose state funding for Planned Parenthood.

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children,” said Marshall, a Republican.

“In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There’s a special punishment Christians would suggest.”

13
Feb
10

Dead Kennedys – “California Über Alles” (Live – 1979)

I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns
Soon I will be president…

Carter Power will soon go away
I will be Fuhrer one day
I will command all of you
Your kids will meditate in school
Your kids will meditate in school!

[Chorus:]
California Uber Alles
California Uber Alles
Uber Alles California
Uber Alles California

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can’t happen here
Big Bro’ on white horse is near
The hippies won’t come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay
Mellow out or you will pay!

[Chorus]

Now it is 1984
Knock-knock at your front door
It’s the suede/denim secret police
They have come for your uncool niece

Come quietly to the camp
You’d look nice as a drawstring lamp
Don’t you worry, it’s only a shower
For your clothes here’s a pretty flower.

DIE on organic poison gas
Serpent’s egg’s already hatched
You will croak, you little clown
When you mess with President Brown
When you mess with President Brown

09
Feb
10

Bill Hicks on Gays in the Military

Anyone DUMB enough to want to be in the military should be allowed in… end of fucking story!

21
Jan
10

NoH8, Yes Pillz!

Source:

WASHINGTON – Cindy McCain, the wife of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain, has posed for an ad endorsing pro-gay marriage forces in California.

The photo shows Mrs. McCain with silver duct tape across her mouth and “NOH8” written on one cheek. NOH8 is a gay rights group challenging Proposition 8 passed by California voters in 2008 banning same sex marriage.

John McCain’s office issued a statement saying the Arizona senator respects the views of members of his family but remains opposed to gay marriage. It says McCain believes “marriage is only defined as between one man and one woman.”

This from an unrelated, yet equally comical article:

Not quite a year ago, Cindy McCain was traveling overseas when a bottle of perfume broke in her bag. She barely had time to unzip the bag when the aroma knocked her “down hard.”

“I’ve never gone down that hard overseas,” said McCain, 55, referring to the migraine headache [pill overdose] she had. “I didn’t know anyone. I had to turn around and come back.”

McCain, wife of Sen. John McCain, is speaking out publicly for the first time about her migraines [dope addiction] – a medical condition she refers to as a “disability.” For many years, while she lived in Phoenix with her kids and her husband was commuting to and from Washington, D.C., she kept her migraines [pill jonez] a secret, fearing she’d ruin the time they had together.

19
Jan
10

Alduous Huxley on the Mike Wallace Interview Show

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.

Man approaches the unattainable truth through a succession of errors.

Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don’t know because we don’t want to know.

Most of one’s life is one prolonged effort to prevent oneself thinking.

One of the great attractions of patriotism – it fulfills our worst wishes. In the person of our nation we are able, vicariously, to bully and cheat. Bully and cheat, what’s more, with a feeling that we are profoundly virtuous.

~ Alduous Huxley

16
Jan
10

Obama’s Ministry of Truth?: Analysis of Cass Sunstein’s “Cognitive Infiltration” Strategy

THE MINISTRY OF TRUTH

The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves – Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

To ensure survival, oppressive governments purposefully shape, distort, and conceal potentially damaging information. Public perception must be craftily managed, lest the house of cards collapse due to the implosive effect of exposure. The free-flow of information, particularly the sort divulging deep-seated political corruption and large-scale government illegality, would spark intense moral outrage leading to pesky legislative hearings, lost elections, criminal trials, impeachment proceedings, etc.

An oppressive government wishing to obscure its anti-democratic hubris, must taint the jury pool to avoid conviction in the court of public opinion. The following article is demonstrative of the methods and tactics employed by rogue governmental factions of the mistakenly labeled freest country on the face of the Earth to co-opt and marginalize information that is deemed too dangerous for public consumption.

From the Raw Story article “Obama staffer wants ‘cognitive infiltration of 9/11 conspiracy groups”:

President Barack Obama’s appointee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs advocated “cognitive infiltration” of groups that advocate “conspiracy theories” like the ones surrounding 9/11. Cass Sunstein, a Harvard law professor, co-wrote an academic article entitled “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures,” in which he argued that the government should stealthily infiltrate groups that pose alternative theories on historical events via “chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine” those groups.

Sunstein’s article, published in the Journal of Political Philosphy in 2008 and recently uncovered by blogger Marc Estrin, states that “our primary claim is that conspiracy theories typically stem not from irrationality or mental illness of any kind but from a ‘crippled epistemology,’ in the form of a sharply limited number of (relevant) informational sources.”

In Cass Sunstein’s view, those who have a healthy functioning epistemology obtain their news and information from government-approved  mainstream media sources. Surely Sunstein is aware of the U.S. government’s long history of co-opting journalists and infiltrating news organizations to ensure favorable reporting (see Carl Bernstein’s 1977 Rolling Stone article The CIA and the Media and Alex Constantine’s article Mockingbird: The Subversion of the Free Press by the CIA). Former CIA Director William Colby boasted that “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” The Pentagon pundit scandal (also referred to as “psy-ops on steroids”) is a recent example of the U.S. government shaping public perception through the recruitment of active and retired members of the military to sell the Iraq war to the American people through the MSM.

Those suffering from Sunstein’s diagnosis of “crippled epistemology” are merely individuals who obtain news and information from sources outside of the government’s long arm of control. From the government’s perspective, there is a risk that increasing numbers of citizens will resort to unapproved news outlets to feather their reality nests. When a critical mass of those who reject the state-engineered MSM corporate propaganda is reached, the state’s fragile body of lies is placed under heightened scrutiny.

Sunstein, whose article focuses largely on the 9/11 conspiracy theories, suggests that the government “enlist nongovernmental officials in the effort to rebut the theories. It might ensure that credible independent experts offer the rebuttal, rather than government officials themselves. There is a tradeoff between credibility and control, however. The price of credibility is that government cannot be seen to control the independent experts.” [see Pentagon pundit scandal (also referred to as “psy-ops on steroids.”]

Sunstein argued that “government might undertake (legal) tactics for breaking up the tight cognitive clusters of extremist theories.” He suggested that “government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action.”

Truth has a remarkably tenacious nature, and as a result, is quite difficult to suppress. Therefore, the malefactors promoting the deception must employ a variety of obfuscation tactics to derail attempts to bring their activities into the light. Through the use of agent provocateurs, the limited hang-out, ad hominem attacks, mis-info and dis-info campaigns, appeals to authority, and other deceptive tactics, the typical citizen is unlikely to question the architecture of his externally designed reality tunnel.

The controllers are well aware that perceptions are malleable.  Deference to authority is deeply ingrained through social conditioning and the subconscious desire for a strong unyielding leader. In Mein Kampf, Adolf Hitler expressed the propaganda power of the “big lie”:

[T]he broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation.

The “big lie” is inconceivable to the average bloke whose daily life is rife with the telling of little white lies. Due to their ubiquity, these falsehoods of little import merely grease the wheels of social interaction, and as a result, are bandied about with minimal contemplation. The “big lie” requires not only more devious preparation, but also acts as a guilt-filled anchor continually punishing its purveyor. Governments and psychopaths have a distinct advantage in that they possess no conscience in need of assuagement.

Sunstein “wants to hold blogs and web hosting services accountable for the remarks of commenters on websites while altering libel laws to make it easier to sue for spreading ‘rumors,'” wrote Ed Lasky at American Thinker.

In other words,  if your conspiracy-busting, divide-and-conquer, dis-info strategy fails to stem the flow of damaging information, you can always wage war against the First Amendment.  Advocating an end-run around the First Amendment through legislative and/or judicial modification of defamation law would surely obtain the intended chilling effect on free speech, but at what cost? As a Constitutional law professor, surely Cass Sunstein understands the sanctity and the necessity of free speech in a democratic society. But then again, if we are to take him at his word, his allegiance must surely lie elsewhere.

If you don’t have this freedom of the press, then all these little fellows are weaseling around and doing their monkey business and they never get caught  ~ Judge Harold R. Medina

03
Dec
09

Viral Mind-Hijacking and the Memetic Lexicon

As walking, breathing, excreting bio-energetic computers, every human is susceptible to progamming. As children, along with our genetic predisposition, we take our initial crawling orders from the neo-hominids in our closest proximity. Like sponges, we absorb imprinting cues that frame our view of the emerging World. Through tribal socio-cultural conditioning and governmental and religious indoctrination, the brain software is infused with binary categorical acceptance or rejection of “the other” predicated on the initial rule set.

Do we ever stop to question how we came about our individual belief system?  The process of identity creation is a slow and seamless process that builds incrementally on previously accepted notions that attract like beliefs. A majority of these beliefs are spoon or force fed to the minds full of mush that we possessed as children. As we grow older, ideas and beliefs that conform to our current worldview are incorporated while opposing views are diverted subconsciously by the bio-computer through cognitive dissonance.

This is where memes come in. Memes are a form of mind virus intentionally employed to override previously conditioned or learned beliefs.  The media, organized religion, and governments are the greatest proponents of meme infestation. WMDs in Iraq, Swine Flu hysteria, and Obama =  anti-war candidate are examples of the media and government colluding to distort the collective reality perception for a desired political aim.

In response to fear-based stimulai , neural circuits are activated in the limbic system that emotionally paralyze the individual. The meme proponents promptly follow up with an immediate solution to the crisis (military invasion, vaccine, etc…) Logic and critical reasoning faculties are rapidly bypassed in a form of sleight-of-mind trickery that temporaily destabilizes the individual through a faux crisis. The pre-devised mock solution is quickly presented to the unsuspecting recipient. The psy-op technicians, mind-warp scorcerors, and lunatic religious hucksters work overtime to co-opt your cranial computer functioning. The meme lexicon listed below provides a bit of insight into their tactics.

Memetic Lexicon

Source


AUTO-TOXIC: Dangerous to itself. Highly auto-toxic memes are usually self-limiting because they promote the destruction of their hosts (such as the Jim Jones meme; any military indoctrination meme-complex; any “martyrdom” meme). (GMG) (See exo-toxic.)

BAIT: The part of a meme-complex that promises to benefit the host (usually in return for replicating the complex). The bait usually justifies, but does not explicitly urge, the replication of a meme-complex. (Donald Going, quoted by Hofstadter.) Also called the reward co-meme. (In many religions, “Salvation” is the bait, or promised reward; “Spread the Word” is the hook. Other common bait co-memes are “Eternal Bliss”, “Security”, “Prosperity”, “Freedom”.) (See hook; threat; infection strategy.)

BELIEF-SPACE: Since a person can only be infected with and transmit a finite number of memes, there is a limit to their belief space (Henson). Memes evolve in competition for niches in the belief-space of individuals and societies.

CENSORSHIP: Any attempt to hinder the spread of a meme by eliminating its vectors. Hence, censorship is analogous to attempts to halt diseases by spraying insecticides. Censorship can never fully kill off an offensive meme, and may actually help to promote the meme’s most virulent strain, while killing off milder forms.

CO-MEME: A meme which has symbiotically co-evolved with other memes, to form a mutually-assisting meme-complex. Also called a symmeme. (GMG)

CULT : A sociotype of an auto-toxic meme-complex, composed of membots and/or memeoids. (GMG) Characteristics of cults include: self-isolation of the infected group (or at least new recruits); brainwashing by repetitive exposure (inducing dependent mental states); genetic functions discouraged (through celibacy, sterilization, devalued family) in favor of replication (proselytizing); and leader-worship (“personality cult”). (Henson.)

DORMANT: Currently without human hosts. The ancient Egyptian hieroglyph system and the Gnostic Gospels are examples of “dead” schemes which lay dormant for millennia in hidden or untranslatable texts, waiting to re-activate themselves by infecting modern archeologists. Some obsolete memes never become entirely dormant, such as Phlogiston theory, which simply mutated from a “belief” into a “quaint historical footnote.”

EARWORM: “A tune or melody which infects a population rapidly.” (Rheingold); a hit song. (Such as: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”.) (f. German, ohrwurm=earworm.)

EXO-TOXIC: Dangerous to others. Highly exo-toxic memes promote the destruction of persons other than their hosts, particularly those who are carriers of rival memes. (Such as: Nazism, the Inquisition, Pol Pot.) (See meme-allergy.) (GMG)

HISTAMEME: See vaccime. (Morgan)

HOOK : The part of a meme-complex that urges replication. The hook is often most effective when it is not an explicit statement, but a logical consequence of the meme’s content. (Hofstadter) (See bait, threat.)

HOST : A person who has been successfully infected by a meme. See infection, membot, memeoid.

IDEOSPHERE: The realm of memetic evolution, as the biosphere is the realm of biological evolution. The entire memetic ecology. (Hofstadter.) The health of an ideosphere can be measured by its memetic diversity.

IMMUNO-DEPRESSANT: Anything that tends to reduce a personUs memetic immunity. Common immuno-depressants are: travel, disorientation, physical and emotional exhaustion, insecurity, emotional shock, loss of home or loved ones, future shock, culture shock, isolation stress, unfamiliar social situations, certain drugs, loneliness, alienation, paranoia, repeated exposure, respect for Authority, escapism, and hypnosis (suspension of critical judgment). Recruiters for cults often target airports and bus terminals because travelers are likely to be subject to a number of these immuno-depressants. (GMG) (See cult.)

IMMUNO-MEME: See vaccime. (GMG)

INFECTION: 1. Successful encoding of a meme in the memory of a human being. A memetic infection can be either active or inactive. It is inactive if the host does not feel inclined to transmit the meme to other people. An active infection causes the host to want to infect others. Fanatically active hosts are often membots or memeoids. A person who is exposed to a meme but who does not remember it (consciously or otherwise) is not infected. (A host can indeed be unconsciously infected, and even transmit a meme without conscious awareness of the fact. Many societal norms are transmitted this way.) (GMG)

2. Some memeticists have used `infection’ as a synonym for `belief’ (i.e. only believers are infected, non-believers are not). However, this usage ignores the fact that people often transmit memes they do not “believe in.” Songs, jokes, and fantasies are memes which do not rely on “belief” as an infection strategy.

INFECTION STRATEGY: Any memetic strategy which encourages infection of a host. Jokes encourage infection by being humorous, tunes by evoking various emotions, slogans and catch-phrases by being terse and continuously repeated. Common infection strategies are “Villain vs. victim”, “Fear of Death”, and “Sense of Community”. In a meme-complex, the bait co-meme is often central to the infection strategy. (See replication strategy; mimicry.) (GMG)

MEMBOT: A person whose entire life has become subordinated to the propagation of a meme, robotically and at any opportunity. (Such as many Jehovah’s Witnesses, Krishnas, and Scientologists.) Due to internal competition, the most vocal and extreme membots tend to rise to top of their sociotype’s hierarchy. A self-destructive membot is a memeoid. (GMG)

MEME: (pron. `meem’) A contagious information pattern that replicates by symbiotically infecting human minds and altering their behavior, causing them to propagate the pattern. (Term coined by Dawkins, by analogy with “gene”.) Individual slogans, catch-phrases, melodies, icons, inventions, and fashions are typical memes. An idea or information pattern is not a meme until it causes someone to replicate it, to repeat it to someone else. All transmitted knowledge is memetic. (Wheelis, quoted in Hofstadter.) (See meme-complex).

MEME-ALLERGY: A form of intolerance; a condition which causes a person to react in an unusually extreme manner when exposed to a specific semiotic stimulus, or `meme-allergen.’ Exo-toxic meme-complexes typically confer dangerous meme-allergies on their hosts. Often, the actual meme-allergens need not be present, but merely perceived to be present, to trigger a reaction. Common meme-allergies include homophobia, paranoid anti-Communism, and porno phobia. Common forms of meme-allergic reaction are censorship, vandalism, belligerent verbal abuse, and physical violence. (GMG)

MEME-COMPLEX: A set of mutually-assisting memes which have co-evolved a symbiotic relationship. Religious and political dogmas, social movements, artistic styles, traditions and customs, chain letters, paradigms, languages, etc. are meme-complexes. Also called an m-plex, or scheme (Hofstadter). Types of co-memes commonly found in a scheme are called the: bait; hook; threat; and vaccime. A successful scheme commonly has certain attributes: wide scope (a paradigm that explains much); opportunity for the carriers to participate and contribute; conviction of its self-evident truth (carries Authority); offers order and a sense of place, helping to stave off the dread of meaninglessness. (Wheelis, quoted by Hofstadter.)

MEMEOID, or MEMOID: A person “whose behavior is so strongly influenced by a [meme] that their own survival becomes inconsequential in their own minds.” (Henson) (Such as: Kamikazes, Shiite terrorists, Jim Jones followers, any military personnel). hosts and membots are not necessarily memeoids. (See auto-toxic; exo-toxic.)

MEMEPLEX: See meme-complex.

MEME POOL: The full diversity of memes accessible to a culture or individual. Learning languages and traveling are methods of expanding one’s meme pool.

MEMETIC: Related to memes.

MEMETIC DRIFT: Accumulated mis-replications; (the rate of) memetic mutation or evolution. Written texts tend to slow the memetic drift of dogmas (Henson).

MEMETIC ENGINEER: One who consciously devises memes, through meme-splicing and memetic synthesis, with the intent of altering the behavior of others. Writers of manifestos and of commercials are typical memetic engineers. (GMG)

MEMETICIST: 1. One who studies memetics. 2. A memetic engineer. (GMG)

MEMETICS: The study of memes and their social effects.

MEMOTYPE: 1. The actual information-content of a meme, as distinct from its sociotype.

2. A class of similar memes. (GMG)

META-MEME: Any meme about memes (such as: “tolerance”, “metaphor”).

META-MEME, the: The concept of memes, considered as a meme itself.

MILLENNIAL MEME, the: Any of several currently-epidemic memes which predict catastrophic events for the year 2000, including the battle of Armageddon, the Rapture, the thousand-year reign of Jesus, etc. The “Imminent New Age” meme is simply a pan-denominational version of this. (Also called the `Endmeme.’)

MIMICRY: An infection strategy in which a meme attempts to imitate the semiotics of another successful meme. Such as: pseudo-science (Creationism, UFOlogy); pseudo-rebelliousness (Heavy Metal); subversion by forgery (Situationist detournement). (GMG)

REPLICATION STRATEGY: Any memetic strategy used by a meme to encourage its host to repeat the meme to other people. The hook co-meme of a meme-complex. (GMG)

RETROMEME: A meme which attempts to splice itself into an existing meme-complex (example: Marxist-Leninists trying to co-opt other sociotypes). (GMG)

REWARD CO-MEME: See bait.

SCHEME: A meme-complex. (Hofstadter.)

SOCIOTYPE: 1. The social expression of a memotype, as the body of an organism is the physical expression (phenotype) of the gene (genotype). Hence, the Protestant Church is one sociotype of the Bible’s memotype. 2. A class of similar social organisations. (GMG)

SYMMEME: See co-meme.

THREAT: The part of a meme-complex that encourages adherence and discourages mis-replication. (“Damnation to Hell” is the threat co-meme in many religious schemes.) (See: bait, hook, vaccime.) (Hofstadter)

TOLERANCE: A meta-meme which confers resistance to a wide variety of memes (and their sociotypes), without conferring meme-allergies. In its purest form, Tolerance allows its host to be repeatedly exposed to rival memes, even intolerant rivals, without active infection or meme-allergic reaction. Tolerance is a central co-meme in a wide variety of schemes, particularly “liberalism”, and “democracy”. Without it, a scheme will often become exo-toxic and confer meme-allergies on its hosts. Since schemes compete for finite belief-space, tolerance is not necessarily a virtue, but it has co-evolved in the ideosphere in much the same way as co-operation has evolved in biological ecosystems. (Henson.)

UTISM: UTism is short for ‘us-versus-them-ism.’ Dogmatic adherence to a belief system can create an ‘us vs. them’ mentality in the believer. The ‘us’ group consists of people who share our beliefs, and the ‘them’ group consists of those who hold conflicting beliefs. (KMO)

VACCIME: (pron. vak-seem) Any meta-meme which confers resistance or immunity to one or more memes, allowing that person to be exposed without acquiring an active infection. Also called an `immuno-meme.’ Common immune-conferring memes are “Faith”, “Loyalty”, “Skepticism”, and “tolerance”. (See: meme-allergy.) (GMG.)

Every scheme includes a vaccime to protect against rival memes. For instance:

Every scheme includes a vaccime to protect against rival memes. For instance:

  • Conservatism: automatically resist all new memes.
  • Orthodoxy: automatically reject all new memes.
  • Science: test new memes for theoretical consistency and(where applicable) empirical repeatability; continually re-assess old memes; accept schemes only conditionally, pending future re:-assessment.
  • Radicalism: embrace one new scheme, reject all others.
  • Nihilism: reject all schemes, new and old.
  • New Age: accept all esthetically-appealing memes, new and old, regardless of empirical (or even internal) consistency; reject others. (Note that this one doesn’t provide much protection.)
  • Japanese: adapt (parts of) new schemes to the old ones.

VECTOR: A medium, method, or vehicle for the transmission of memes. Almost any communication medium can be a memetic vector. (GMG)

VILLAIN VS. VICTIM: An infection strategy common to many meme-complexes, placing the potential host in the role of Victim and playing on their insecurity, as in: “the bourgeoisie is oppressing the proletariat” (Hofstadter). Often dangerously toxic to host and society in general. Also known as the “Us-and-Them” strategy. (See UTism.)

You are only as young as the last time you changed your mind ~ Timothy Leary


14
Nov
09

Dwight David Honeycutt for Conway School Board

I weighed 14 pounds when I was born. My mama had 64 hours of labor. She pushed so hard that she shot a turd that knocked off the doctor’s glasses.

When they said I couldn’t teach because of previous incarceration I became the star of a local children’s show. We played games and played songs and I didn’t even mind taking direction from a Black.

I have the biggest dreams and the strongest hands in this goddamn state.

I made out with a dude.

I stole my granddaughter’s ADD medicine.

A guy punched my wife outside of Arby’s one night. I hunted him down and beat the fuck out of him with a trace chain.

I’m fucking this ol’ sunburnt girl one time…




Johnny Peepers

----> is a socio-pathetic degenerate with a penchant for cheap booze, ruphy-laden broads, and dim sum soup.

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