I'm going to be writing a novel this November as a textbook for Macromemetics. I want to illustrate the basic principles and some of their functions in allegorical stories with a constant group of characters.
Even though it's already National Novel Writing Month at this point and I'm already writing the novel, I want to get these "articles" about the principles I want to cover written and ready-to-go before November starts (and into December).
Robert Burns' poem "A Louse on the Wig of a Woman at Church"
What drives us crazy is that oppressed other people, or just "other" people who live on the other side of our contact memes have real and complex lives of their own, most of which we cannot perceive at all. We even suspect
that the content of even our contact memes is worthless.
I just saw the YouTube video "How Media Scares Us" and a black guy was startled by a "jump scare" of a zombie mannequin popping up out of a big garbage can in a school hallway while a guy was interviewing him, and he reflexively punched it. It struck me as a culturally specific response, not sure why, not sure if it's useful. How reflexively to react to invasions of one's space. Also the "milkior" name from 100 Men Own My Breasts as a view into how British people produce neologisms, i.e., a look into deep linguistic substrate that is not shared, i.e., two people divided by a common language.
Also discuss interface memes and the differences and similarities.
How does all this tie into classism, racism, sexism, etc., and is it real that we can consider classism to be an umbrella oppression, and if so, what does that mean memetically?