Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Memes and Monkeyspheres

Memes and Monkeyspheres

Another bit of linkery. LabRat has penned a fascinating post over at Atomic Nerds, Parasite memes and monkeyspheres, that I strongly urge you to go read.

Quite a mind between that woman's ears. Excerpt:
For the most part, it barely even matters if they work or not, as people tend to discard or ignore ideas the moment they become inconvenient; a bad meme is only a serious disadvantage to the host if it leads to some more traditionally Darwinian end, like standing in front of an Israeli bulldozer and expecting it to stop for the righteousness of your cause. Seen through the prism of history, really bad memes seem to be much more reliably fatal for everyone else. Stalin, after all, lived to 74.
Another excerpt from that post will be Quote of the Day for Friday.

Go. Read. Think.

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