“You always dread the unfamiliar. Surely you remember the boy in your own school class who was exceptionally ‘bright,’ did most of the reciting and answering while the others sat like so many leaden idols, hating him. And wasn’t it this bright boy you selected for beatings and torture after hours? Of course it was. We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man made the other; then they are happy, for there are no mountians to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door. Burn it. Take the shot from the weapon. Breach man’s mind. Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man? Me? I won’t stomach that for a minute.”
Beatty, the Fireman in Fahrenheit 451
haha, when I read these words, I thought of the alt-right and their alter-ego’s the antifa. Nether of them are pro freedom. Maybe Bradbury had studied totalitarian regimes. I fear we are gonna see this shit again. There are many theme’s in this book, well now you have everyone pretending to be “deep” with Tweets.
Here’ a power metal song I like: