Those who seek to control 🧠 the minds of a society believe they must first rip out the heart and ❤️🔥 burn it at 451 degrees.
🔥📚 Ray Bradbury’s book burning dystopia seems closer to fulfillment today than at any moment I can recall in my lifetime. 🧑🚒 In his novel Fahrenheit 451, firemen start fires rather than extinguish them.
In our own reality, we turn to our public leaders to solve our problems, also known as 🧯putting out fires.
🤴But these leaders have become so twisted in the past couple years that they’re 🪵 starting fires, stirring up old prejudices, inciting book bans. 🙅♀️🙅♂️
What these leaders and lackeys don’t know is that they can’t extinguish the human imagination. 💭 They may try to keep it from escaping onto pages and screens, but they can’t keep our minds and hearts from dreaming. 🤔
So dream on, write what you will, ✍️ and carry a fire extinguisher. ✊
Originally posted on my LinkedIn profile where I’ve started networking as I start my freelance writing business. Feel free to reach out if you’d like to connect professionally on LinkedIn.
2 Replies to “It’s time to put out some fires, Bradbury style”
The Tennessee Three are another example of an ignited fire. A good thing about fires is that they can draw a crowd.
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And the Tennessee fire was also ignited by conservatives seeking to silence the voices of the marginalized.