Re: virus: Martyrdom

Kevin M O'Connor (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 04:03:51 EST

On Mon, 28 Oct 1996 18:48:31 -0500 David Leeper <> writes:

>IMHO, the martyrdom meme is not what's causing deaths
>in the examples we've been talking about on this thread. Rather,
>the desperation of the people such as the Palistinians and the Irish
>as their homelands are threatened force them to take drastic measures
>to defend themselves. The word "Martydom" is simply an effort to put
>the best possible face on a bad situation.

Ah. I think I've discovered the source of your exasperation, David. You
thought that the above post had already been made available to me at the
time that I last asked for clarification. Such was not the case. In
fact your admonishment for not reading your posts reached me before the
post containing the above explanation.

Take care. -KMO