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Bloom contends that memes control men - and that Islam is such a meme.
Bloom sees just one Islam meme - whilst I see many Islam memes and some are truly evil eg Islamist memes such as Al Qaeda whilst other such as Sufism are not evil.
Conetending that that there is just one form of Islam is false.
Bloom says some memes are good and others evil - whilst I say that good and evil are moral ideas rooted in a locality and hence are both cultural artefacts used by power groups to justify their own powers or grabs for positions and power.
He contends that Islam is an 'barbarian' meme that causes men to be barbaric - whilst I believe that such 'barbarian memes' only proliferate as men are by nature barbaric.
Therefore I believe that the meme merely allows men to believe they are acting nobely when they commit acts of evil - when in actuality they are simply evil men doing evil things and that evil men seek evil memes to justify their evil.
But that situation is not limited to Islam - even liberals seek to classify evil as good eg abortion.
But the Islam meme is a meme that cannot be destroyed.
Therefore the only solution is to target those infected with the meme.
Wasting time attacking the meme is pointless.
When a dog has rabies you can only kill it - and that applies to all those infected with the barabric Islamist variant memes of the Islam meme.
We must alloow the good Islam memes to proliferate such as Sufism whilst eradicating the evil Al Qaeda Islamist type memes by targeting those that spread and act in the name of the evil Al Qaeda memes.
Trying to say all Islam memes are the same is not just false, it merely empowers the Islamist Al Qaeda memes when we target decent Muslims and denigrate them as being as evil as the Al Qaeda type Islamists.