Thursday, July 12, 2012

Welcome Harrison Bergeron

The sometimes controversial author Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story entitled "Harrison Bergeron." Even though it was classified under science fiction genre, this story published in the the fall of 1961 was indeed in the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells who foretold the future with their tales of marvelous yet to be inventions intertwined with the innate nature of mankind.

Now some 50 years later,  those US citizens who speak against this unrealistic and unattainable concept of fair can welcome Harrison Bergeron and pray they do not end up like he did.

For those not familiar with this story, the setting is in the last part of the 21st century where everyone is equal because it is not fair that some are prettier than others or smarter. Pretty people walk around with bags over their heads and smart people have electronic implants keeping them from thinking.

In our society, this dangerous concept of fair has been embraced and we can see the results every day with them growing in leaps and bounds as our liberty is continually eroded. 
  • Valedictorians and salutatorians are no longer in many schools
  • Everyone must get a trophy
  • Excessive scoring is discouraged because it may cause some psychological harm
  • Standards are lowered allowing less than qualified people preference
  • Wealth redistribution continues to expand to meet the less productive
What is even more frightening is in this story, any dissident to liberty such as Harrison Bergeron, is re-indoctrinated. Unfortunately in Harrison's case, re-indoctrination does not work and extreme measures are taken to silence him.  Just be glad we still have the First Amendment and Second Amendment.

How often do we hear from those who support this unattainable and absolutely illogical concept of "fair" verbally striking down and attacking those who don't? Anyone who goes against fairness is associated with the Tea Party, Fox News, radical right wing associations, being uncaring to "not doing the right thing."

These "Harrison Bergerons" types are obviously uneducated, unread and fools. 

After observing and participating in many discussions during the last several decades, all I can say is the public educational system has been the greatest creator of non-thinking, accepting, mindless robots. When the bags are placed over their heads, the implants placed into their brains, it will be too late. 

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