Thursday, June 07, 2012

RIP Ray Bradbury

The author of the iconic novel "Fahrenheit 451", Ray Bradbury has died on Tuesday.  The book which made him famous belongs to the Holy Trinity of anti-totalitarian distopia, along with Orwell's "1984" and Huxley's "Brave New World".

Sadly, he lived long enough to see the degrees of heat going up all around civilization's greatest spritual achievements just because their creators did not subscribe to the contemporary ideology of multiculturalism and progressivism and everything that comes with it. To create our brave new world we must forget the old one, forget ancient truths that have for centuries kept us alive even in moments of greatest difficulty and accept lies, sweet little lies. As Robert Spencer said, it is perhaps a mercy to Bradbury that he did not live to see the worst.

Still, unlike Orwell and Huxley, Bradbury offers us a possbility of redemption. It is, according to him, in us. As long as we hold the classics and the truth they conveyed to us through our works, civilization will live on. Remember that.

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