Have any of you read “Fahrenheit 451”. It is a book by Ray Bradbury.
It tells of a time where firemen don’t stop fires. The firemen set fire to books. Anyone caught carrying a book, reading a book, has books in his home, car, etc. is considered a criminal. If someone thinks someone has a book, he’s has to report the book owner. There are very few people who read, and the ones who do read, try very hard to not let anyone know they read because of the consequences.
In my opinion, this book is today’s future. Think about it, the books are disappearing, book stores are going out of business, no one reads anyone, etc. The future has arrived.
Now, as in the past, people fill their time doing things that are fun – watching television, sports, playing with their smart phones, not really involved in what’s happening in the world. They really don’t care to know. It’s too depressing, they say. It was the same way in the past, people didn’t want to get depress, so they filled their time watching television, which called them by their names, as smart phones do. A lot of people stopped having children. It was too much work to have children. And all they cared about was having fun and not worrying about what was happening in the world.
The people of the past had few things to worry about. They didn’t even have to worry about their houses catching fire. The houses were built fire-resistant. That’s why the firemen were given the job of burning books.
The government didn’t want anyone reading. To read is to get ideas, and the government didn’t want to allow anyone to think and get ideas. That was very dangerous.
I see that happening now.
I’m surrounded by people like this every day. If they’re told to wear a certain color, they wear the color. If they’re told to go sit on a rock, they go sit on a rock. If they’re told to stop and sit on the ground, they do it. They’re all zombies!
There are still a lot of people who don’t know what’s happening to us targets. Why? Because they don’t care. They want to play with their smart phones, watch sports, and not get depress by every day details. It’s too depressing.
Well, some day, they’re going to wake up to a world that is even more depressing than the world they live in now. They’ll wake up to a world where all their rights have been taken away from them. You see, the government usually starts the ball rolling and it knows the people will follow like zombies. And it always works. The people always follow the government and become zombies. They follow like zombies because they think they’re special. They think it won’t happen to them. Well, all you zombies out there, I got a secret to tell you, you will become one of us eventually. We’re just ahead of the curve.
Keep playing with your toys and don’t pay attention to what’s happening in the world, your books are disappearing and so is the way you will live.
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