• Sep. 27th, 2006 at 1:02 AM
lu: (Choose life)
I apologize for the weirdness that was my last post. Thank you so much for everyone that was worried, and asked for explanations.

What happened, in fact, was that I had seen an amazing movie, called Babel, and was a bit astonished by it. It touched me in a weird way, and made me cry for a whole hour. Of course, there were other matters to it, those of which I don't feel comfortable yet in sharing, but I promise I will, at the appropriate time. For the time being, I will only make one true comment about all of it:

The Festival is being much better than I thought. My love for cinema is bigger than ever.

You like bowling, don't you, Montag?

If you don't want a man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one. Better yet, give him none. If the government is inefficient, topheavy, and tax-mad, better it be all those than that people worry over it. Peace, Montag. Give the people contests they win by remembering the words to more popular songs or the names of state capitals or how much corn Iowa grew last year. Cram them full of noncombustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they'll feel like they're thinking, they'll get a sense of motion without moving. And they'll be happy, because facts of that sort don't change. Don't give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.

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