If the Islamofacists love their children too.
"U.S. Senate candidate Barack Obama suggested Friday that the United States one day might have to launch surgical missile strikes into Iran and Pakistan to keep extremists from getting control of nuclear bombs. . . .
Obama said that violent Islamic extremists are a vastly different brand of foe than was the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and they must be treated differently.
"With the Soviet Union, you did get the sense that they were operating on a model that we could comprehend in terms of, they don't want to be blown up, we don't want to be blown up, so you do game theory and calculate ways to contain," Obama said. "I think there are certain elements within the Islamic world right now that don't make those same calculations.""
A very important note is that each meme includes and extends the previous memes, like concentric circles. No meme is ever "left behind", it's just absorbed into a larger whole.
Although Graves himself used a different notation, today the most popular way of referring to these memes is by color. There's a page with an OK -- but not great -- explanation of the colors; here's my own quick interpretation:
BEIGE is concerned with individual survival: food, water, shelter.
PURPLE systems are clan- or family-based, usually animistic and tribal.
RED emphasizes the power of individuals, and tends to be heavy on personal shame & honor -- warrior- culture stuff.
BLUE is represented by your typical theocracy or fundamentalist religion. Heavy on the good-vs.-evil rhetoric, Blue sees itself as a truth-force competing against evil enemies.
At ORANGE, the individual ego is differentiated from the power-structure that surrounded it. Orange is typified by Descartian Modernity - focused on logic, or for that matter on any objectifiable strategic thinking. (Global capitalism is an Orange-level phenomenon.)
GREEN is self-referential and pluralistic -- post-modern, in the good senses of that term.