posted on Jan, 2 2013 @ 09:42 AM
How often these days do you see someone reading a book? It seems to have become a dying art, these days. But why, though? I have a theory. It's
because the corporate media wants people inundated by so much natter and white noise that they can't focus on any one thing in particular. They want
people to be on Facebook and Twitter, with three youtube videos running in the background, and the TV blaring down the hall. Books make people think.
Books are concrete. They make people use their imaginations, and the last thing the Powers That Be want is a group of imaginative, thinking people.
So how would one go about ensuring the death of print? It isn't as hard as you'd think. A good part of the populace wouldn't even notice. As long
as they have a phone to text on, or an Ipad to watch seventeen episodes of Jersey Shore in a row on, they'll be happy. But for the rest of the
people, the people who DO read, how would you go about it? Well, first, you'd cut funding to libraries. That's happening already. Next, you'd
ensure that only the most vapid and unintellectual books get put out. You'd keep it down to a fourth grade reading level so the proles can understand
their prolefeed. Next, you'd cut education to the bone so literacy suffers for it, and you're almost there.
Of course, you'd still have the greats of history, but when's the last time you sat down and opened up Mark Twain, or Hemingway, or so on and so