Saturday, June 07, 2008

What about "memes" and now "temes"? And what of the coming of the "cremes"?

"Susan Blackmore studies memes: ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. She makes a bold new argument: Humanity has spawned a new kind of meme, the teme, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive." [Cue Queen, "Keep yourself alive".]

This roughly 20 minute speech was filmed at the TED Conference in February, and released just his month.


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It sounds like you'd agree that prohibition doesn't work. This is due to the fact that the only thing prohibition successfully prohibits is the regulation of drugs. Consider this. Since prohibition & imprisonment doesn't work, wouldn't it be more effective to provide treatment at 1/10th the cost of jail for those addicts who want it. Or, to apply harm reduction to maintain drug addicts for a tiny fraction of the cost of illicit drugs for those not ready to quit? Plus, harm reduction keeps addicts as productive as possible while negating the necessity for them to commit property crimes to buy extremely expensive illicit drugs of questionable quality & potency from criminals. Harm reduction has the added benefit of destroying drug gangs by taking drug trafficking out of their hands through regulation. 100 years of drug prohibition has accomplished nothing. 1.5% of Americans were addicts before prohibiton began & 1.5% still are. It's this simple, prohibition = anarchy. Contrary to what prohibitionists would have you believe, legalization = regulation. Ask yourself this. Would your addicted child be better off in prison & come out only to use again. Or, would they be better off in treatment or on a maintenance dose to keep them as health & productive as possible? Wouldn't it be better if you didn't have to worry about having your belongings sold for a dime on the dollar by a family member forced to lie & steal for their drugs? Doing the same old things the same old failed way & expecting a different outcome is thedefinition of madness. Visit to find out what retired drug agents say is the only answer to our endless drug wars.

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