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Posted on 20th September 2010 by JimQ -----> in Economy |Politics |Social Issues
Ray Bradbury wrote his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 in 1950.
Most kids were required to read this book when they were seventeen years old.
Having just re-read the novel at the age of forty-seven makes you realize how
little you knew at seventeen. It is 165 pages of keen insights into today’s
American society. Bradbury’s hedonistic dark future has come to pass.
His worst fears have been realized. The American public has willingly chosen
to be distracted and entertained by electronic gadgets 24 hours per day. [...]
It was a warning about TV and radio turning the minds of Americans to mush.
It is now sixty years later and his warning went unheeded.
A self imposed ignorance by a vast swath of Americans [...]