dijous, d’octubre 08, 2009

Uncle Kurt


"THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.
Some things about living still weren’t quite right, though. April, for instance, still drove people crazy by not being springtime. And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron’s fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away.
It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard. Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains."

Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut

4 comentaris:

Blogger Joan Tubau ha dit...

No ens coneixem però et porto llegint des de fa bastant temps, només volia felicitar-te per defensar les idees que defenses i fer-ho d'una manera tan intel·ligent.
Acabo d'obrir un blog per aportar el meu petit granet de sorra en aquesta complicada lluita contra l'estat socialista.
Firmat, un libertarian que ha après més economia amb els teus escrits que amb dos anys de carrera a la Pompeu.

11:06 p. m.  
Blogger Raül Alcón ha dit...

Així l'hem de llegir aquest tal Kurt, o què?

1:50 p. m.  
Blogger Luis ha dit...

Felicitats per el blog!!
Jo estic intentant alguna cosa semblant, però la meva feina com a consultor per el món m'ho dificulta... :)
FYI: http://luistorras.wordpress.com

2:30 a. m.  
Blogger Miquel ha dit...

Aquest fragment em recorda una mica el món de la película Gattaca.

9:25 p. m.  

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