The Future of Being Equal


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Third_Rail
May 26, 2005, 01:19 AM
Harrison Bergeron, (http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/hb.html) by Kurt Vonnegut. (1961)


Well worth reading.

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Nehemiah Scudder
May 26, 2005, 02:08 AM
Best of the Best of Vonnegut has to be "Cat's Cradle".

"Jailbird" and "Mother Night" were pretty damn good also. As was "Galapagos".

This reminds me that I need to get some of his more recent stuff. :(

Rebar
May 26, 2005, 02:20 AM
That's the world the leftists want. Except, of course, for themselves, who need to be unfettered to be able to better control us.

Nehemiah Scudder
May 26, 2005, 02:22 AM
You do know, that Vonnegut's a socialist?

Begeron's a warning not to go too far in the persuit of social justice. He rocks, but I'm not sure I'd want him running the county. :)

O.F.Fascist
May 26, 2005, 06:11 AM
This is one case where the movie is better than the book.

El Tejon
May 26, 2005, 08:30 AM
Kurt's just a grumpy old Hoosier in the Mellencamp tradition. Or, is it Mellencamp is in the Kurt tradition? :p

MichaelEzekiel
May 27, 2005, 02:57 AM
With that in mind...how do You feel about the preamble to our Constitution. All men created equal they say.

trapperjohn
May 27, 2005, 08:27 AM
wow, i am glad someone posted this. it was some of the required reading for me in JR high in the late 70's. Lately this story has been coming up in my mind bu ti could remember neither the author nor the title. It was nice to be able to read it again.

Third_Rail
May 27, 2005, 09:29 AM
I've always taken "all men created equal" as in we all have the chance at greatness, but it's up to ourselves to get there, not to have it provided to us.

Mr. X
May 27, 2005, 01:20 PM
Not going to HS in the '70s, this story was never assigned, but I read it in Jr. HS anyway after finishing something banal that WAS assigned. Wonder if that was intentional? :barf:

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