Don’t feed the memes…(again)

Over the past couple of weeks, just as the riots broke out and because I’m old, I smelled at rat. I remember protesting in ’68. I remember Kent State. My boyfriend was at UofI and he and a whole bunch of people stood with arms linked around the big glass windows of the science dept. so that it was not wrecked. I remember. So I knew a mischief of rats were involved… (a mischief is the word for a group of rats, and I think it is quite fitting.)

There was quite a disconnect for me because I remember that we had been there and done that already and some of us still have the T-shirts to prove it.

Astrologically most of this was predicted and I listen to Laura Eisenhower and Austin Coppock and they were making sense, and then today Clif High also made some sense from the theoretical plasma universe theory and woo energies from space effecting human brains and agitation. So when a friend of mine who’s political opinion I respect brought up the three days over the solstice as an unprecedented time for incoming energies and their confustication by others, I got caught in a planetary meme the like of which I really hadn’t ever experienced before. So just to be clear a meme is:

The word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene as an attempt to explain how ideas replicate, mutate and evolve (memetics).[1] The concept of the Internet meme was first proposed by Mike Godwin in the June 1993 issue of Wired. In 2013, Dawkins characterized an Internet meme as being a meme deliberately altered by human creativity—distinguished from biological genes and his own pre-Internet concept of a meme, which involved mutation by random change and spreading through accurate replication as in Darwinian selection.[2] Dawkins explained that Internet memes are thus a “hijacking of the original idea”, the very idea of a meme having mutated and evolved in this new direction.[3] Furthermore, Internet memes carry an additional property that ordinary memes do not: Internet memes leave a footprint in the media through which they propagate (for example, social networks) that renders them traceable and analyzable.[4]

Common Attributes

There are two central attributes of internet memes: creative reproduction of materials and intertextuality. Creative reproduction refers to “parodies, remixes, or mashups,” and include notable examples such as “Hitler’s Downfall Parodies,”[5] and “Nyan Cat,” among others. Intertextuality is demonstrated in example of a collision of Korean culture “Gangnam style” and “binders full of women,” a 2012 Mitt Romney presidential debate’s assertion, in Psy’s meme with “my binders full of women” written on it. This indexes intertextual practices in political and cultural discourses of two nations.[5] Internet meme – Wikipedia

The interesting thing at this point in time to me was just how fast this all burned through the population. The main theme of the meme was not it’s obvious context, but its underlying effect, that of divisiveness. Of any kind, and no, I’m not listing them – that’s not the point. Interestingly enough there has been actual study on this rapid fire transmission of memes and their use to insert (inoculate, vaccinate) ideas into the culture and it’s called a Viral Meme:

An epidemiological approach is adopted to develop a model of viral meme propagation. The successful implementation in the modelling of meme spread as reflected in Internet search data shows that memes may be treated as infectious entities when modelling their propagation over time and across societies. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0307904X11002824

All thanks to the speed of the internet and social media-idiocy. And yes, I bought into it myself for aprox. 2 days and I did what I did fifty plus years ago and linked up to the energies and sent white light…etc. I couldn’t figure out why I felt so ill, sick, tired and depressed. What I wanted to do was hold Gaia in light and love. What really happened was that I got trapped in a huge energy vortex – created through the use of the meme (I’m almost certain) that was sucking up the energies of BOTH sides – what ever those sides were. So above what ever the names used to describe those sides, the meme created a huge vortex of energy that was going somewhere to do something totally different from those names. Once I pulled out of any ‘sided’ perspective I noticed, because I felt better, physically and mentally. Now I don’t feel like my very life force is getting syphoned off through a firehose .

This is interesting, because the amount of people feeding this meme is enormous, and a huge amount of energy is going somewhere, is feeding something immense. It’s a mischief….

Thought it deserved an FYI….

P.s. I debugged with this – music always helps me. Sjaella – Northern Lights (Ola Gjeilo)

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