Do your belief-systems serve you or do you serve them?
It works, it’s a mind-virus that propagates by a specific series of techniques… every-inch an exercise in brainwashing. I did it once, and it did me an enormous amount of good, but it’s still brainwashing. As a participant, you’re not in control. Absolutely an exercise in memetics, and very controlled and controlling.
Still… that aside, when I re-read the thing I wrote the other day and saw the bit where are four different font-styles, I thought “oh oh”… because I recognised something that I hadn’t quite figured out yet. Multiple font-styles are a dead giveaway for memetic addiction.
People usually so affected always seem to center-align everything, quite often write on black backgrounds and really really really like RANDOMLY capitalising THINGS… then use bigger and bigger font-sizes, changing colours etc as emphasis is piled upon emphasis as each new thought (which is more important than the last) shouts in competition with the others.
Oh, and they’re incredibly talkative.
More often than not they’re to do with “mind powers“, or conspiracy theories – if you google “UFO CONSPIRACIES” you’ll come across some absolute classics. There often seems to be tie-ins with self-published books or videos (which are for sales) and if you search for documentaries on google, about 1/2 of them will be from meme-addicts.
Anyway, this was set off by this… which is another utter classic.
(edit : the link above has been down for most of the day… and now seems to have morphed into a rather (more) sober looking Unix group)