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[–] Monsantos_Schlong [S] 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The most horrifying part is when the fire chief explains how they started censoring everything because people were offended by the content of some books, tv shows, or movies or even discussions. Or atleast in my opinion

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

“We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?”

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[–] sunderkeenin 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Damn it I love being on my computer whenever I can, but I consider keeping watch on a toddler significantly more important than my gaming.

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[–] EndlessWargasm 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

almost the entire time their two year old first born is running around unsupervised

Eh, builds character.

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[–] sunderkeenin 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's why you supervise so that they can fall onto carpet instead of tile and from a few inches instead of your couch.

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[–] Mickgoestojail 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

The biggest companies in the world sell your information to government entities that the politicians have no power over. Politicians that are bought by those same companies and don't represent the people anyway.

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[–] sinjinsmythe 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

“If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. Let him forget there is such a thing as war. If the government is inefficient, top-heavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change.”

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[–] nul 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

You should really read 1984, but before doing so turn to the back to the section about "Newspeak"

Do you wonder why your language is policed? Do you wonder why some words you just can't say? It's because controlling language is a way to control minds.

In some pacific islands, the natives don't have words for sadness, so when they get sad they just say "my head hurts" or something along those lines, but are unable to even form the thought of "sadness" or "depression"

What do you think is happening now with political correctness? That we're controlling our language to be "nice"? What is nice and who decides?

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Wrongthink is necessary to justify rightthink. Afterall, what is good without evil? And remember: who controls the past controls the present. Who controls the present controls the future.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

The Big Three imo - '84, 451, and Brave New World.

Once read, and sitting back and letting them all coalesce...as a whole they're spot on and should be a mandatory, trilogy reading for everyone.

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[–] TheTrigger 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Amazing book. Ray Bradbury was a fucking oracle; it's one of those books everyone should read. The fire chief's monologue at the end of the first part gives me chills.

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[–] XAPHAN 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Next it's time to read. " Atlas Shrugged ", It's about what the world would be like if Bernie Sanders were in control.

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[–] Joe_McCarthy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Good call and agreed on Bernie.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I always thought the nooks and other e-readers were a good way to foster a means of getting rid of books and trying to make them obsolete.

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[–] Goatinsheepsclothing 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's an interesting thought to have, since these nooks and things let you carry more books than you could ever read. There's something different about them though. I've read some books on different electronic devices and it just doesn't seem as satisfying. Who would've thought unlimited access to all of human knowledge would make us not want to read it.

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[–] 1moar 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Who would've thought unlimited access to all of human knowledge would make us not want to read it.

While I agree completely, I think that's a wholly other phenomenon that may or may not be related. That's a job for Mulder and Scully...but I digress.

Imho, nothing replaces the feel and tangibility of a musty, old, well read book. The pages that have yellowed with time and age, and they themselves that carry the stories of their former readers. "Weird", old illustrations that hearken back to a time before ours; generations even. A simple little e-reader cannot replace the experience, it homogenizes every book in to the same thing and takes away a good part of the experience.

I've also had the luxury of reading a lot of old books. Heh. :)

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[–] TeranNotTerran 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That book is really fantastic, especially given how things are now if you read it today.

Amazing how many people truly want to get rid of free speech.

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[–] leweb 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or anyone, honestly.

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[–] CatNamedJava 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

sanders?

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