The shallowness of slogans

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The shallowness of slogans

Every single human being Recommended to Brian by: My Language Arts teacher assigns us a book report; tells us we can choose the book but that our grade will be based on the maturity of the novel the report is based upon.

My mother and I are in K-mart.

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I've mentioned to her about this book report to be done, and so before we leave with a basket filled with clothes I know I will be embarrassed to wear, we stop by the rack of books.

She selects a few pulp paperback titles, throws them into the cart. A few days later she hands me F I am in 6th grade. A few days later she hands me Fahrenheit You should like it. When does a 12 year-old boy like anything that his mother does?

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I admit to myself that the cover looks really awesome - a black suited, menacing man shooting flames over something that looks like books. I give it a go. Tearing through the pages, the chapters, the three sections, I finish it over a weekend and am in awe.

A fireman that starts fires? I look at the small library that I've had since childhood; a shelf of about 30 books. They now look to my 12 year old eyes as books of a child. Fahrenheit is the book that launched me from childhood, my first book dealing with the adult world.

I ask my mother to box up my old books and put them in the attic. I am proud to start a new library with this novel as my first edition. I carefully, lovingly, sign my name on the inside cover. Let the firemen come, I think, I am proud to be a book-reader.

I continue to read this book again and again through the years. I enroll in a college course at Penn State my freshman year, simply because this book is on the course materials. I memorized the entire poem Dover Beach because it is the selection Bradbury chose to have Montag read aloud to his wife and her friends.

As the years roll by, and I age through my 20s and 30s, I noticed that fewer and fewer of the people I know read any books. Even my avid reading friends from childhood moved on to their careers, their marriages, their children.

In the late s a friend invited me to his house to show off a proud new purchase - a television screen the size of one of his walls. I mention how frightening this was, that he was basically mainlining Bradbury's foreshadowing.53 quotes have been tagged as corporate-culture: Howard Schultz: ‘People want guidance, not rhetoric.

They need to know what the plan of action is, and h. Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler Volume One - A Reckoning Chapter XII: The First Period of Development of the National Socialist German Workers' Party.


The shallowness of this panic about freedom of expression became obvious when news broke of Angela Williamson's sacking by Cricket Australia for tweeting about abortion in a personal capacity, despite it having nothing to do with the work she was doing.

While some have framed it as being about the right to choose or discrimination based on. A bird's eye view of the vineyard. (1) Leave the name field empty if you want to post as Anonymous.

It's preferable that you choose a name so it becomes clear who said what. These are the basic political ideologies that are prevalent in contemporary times.

Of course, these are largely simplified, and most people don’t adhere purely to . ''Katanacho exposes the unsustainable shallowness of so many slogans and claims that are bandied about as biblical, and replaces them with careful and comprehensive biblical exegesis that takes Old and New Testament texts seriously.

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