"…these days when more than half the people in the country can’t read at all, history is just one more vast unknown to them…
It seems inevitable that people who can’t read are going to lean more toward judging candidates on the way they look and sound than on what they claim they stand for. Even people who can read and are educated are apt to pay more attention to good looks and seductive lies than they should."
Lauren Oya Olamina, in the near future 2032, Parable of the Talents, by Octavia Butler
if ur a nerd like me, plz peep “empire of illusion: the end of literacy & the triumph of the spectacle,” by chris hedges. it describes how (like nazi germany and other totalitarian societies) we’re moving away from a print-based culture and towards an image-based one that allows evil shit to happen while people dont question and are unaware. i shoulda known octavia butler was already up on game.