Friday, March 22, 2013
science fiction = prophecy
The Big Read = Fahrenheit 451
Is the future now? Was Ray Bradbury a prophet? Are ideas and people who think, express and put them into writing enemies of the State and /or our culture?
Does the media serve as a codependent in this attack on free thinking? Have you listened to our newscasts and interviews with thought leaders (whoever they are). Have you noticed the abundance of softball questions thrown at them versus hardball questions which are usually ignored or spun in ways that are truly inscrutable?
What are the most brain numbing parts of our culture? Are they so overwhelming that to even try to ignore them is an impossibility?
Maybe we're not burning books but surely not encouraging more hard thinking.
Watch out - for the future is now.