Although memetics are anything but magick, it's a fairly interesting subject. I've read Dawkins papers on it but could anyone point me in the direction of other works that discuss memetics and viral thoughts? I would appreciate it a ton.
No, meme magic is a fucking stupid idea that could only be conceived of by people from a society that knows magic is bullshit but still wants to believe in it. >hurr its wrong but it still works if your dumb enough to believe it lol
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>>17324269 Meme magic is an illegitimate attestation towards a current: the meming, while argued by some as being an aesthetic pursuit, and there through an amplifier of power; ultimately *replaces* gnosis, in that pattern recognition in itself usurps the navigation and ultimate *breaking* of patterns. If they're pouring energy into anything, it's a pseudo-Choronzon.
This, in turn, can be extrapolated à la "The Toxoplasma of Rage" into a commentary in re the nature of discourse in our "web 2.0, post-ironic" media culture: this corruption of pattern recognition replaces empathy sensu stricto, metastasizing into an aggressive categorization whereby *the act of reductionist categorization itself* becomes to source of pleasure, existentially and from peers.
That is, interaction is turned into a process of the projection of reinforced patterns onto others; ultimately, there is no in- nor out-group, as the "post-ironic" nature of this deconstructive outlook denies any non-solipsistic approach: there can be no 'Others' with whom to interact.
This would imply a Self; but the extreme detachment required ablates the Self without providing any meaningful substrate to reveal underneath, because that Other has been rejected; or, rather, rendered an inarticulable not-entity.
Ergo, the only meaningful methods of discourse are, essentially and alarmingly literally, memeing; that is, self-reduction as a counter-weapon to aggressive pattern-reinforcement, more as less as I've commented on before.
It is a strange 'new' sort of solipsism, as actors both aggressively recontextualise their surroundings against the metric of themselves; yet that metric is not themselves' as it requires constant input from like-minded Others, who cannot even exist due to the necessary denials thereof within that metric and praxis!
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