Independent thought. .. Pretty much every school ever. independent thou simpsons moral objection
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#7 - slenderwolf (03/14/2013) [-]
Anyone read Anthem by Ayn Rand? Kinda like this post but 200 pages longer.
User avatar #21 to #7 - moewolf (03/15/2013) [-]
we had to read it in our science fiction literature class! however, it was such a great story that i did not regret it willingly did all the work. and yes it does remind me of this
User avatar #22 to #7 - cockandawe (03/15/2013) [-]
Looks interesting, what's it about exactly?
User avatar #23 to #7 - noshitholmes (03/15/2013) [-]
I want to go down as saying that this was probably the worst book I've ever read.
#52 to #23 - slenderwolf (03/15/2013) [-]
It's ripe with metaphor. It isn't a story really but a depiction of a dystopian society in which all think it is perfect only because they have fooled themselves into thinking so to cope with the oppression of their free will.....or something.
#28 to #23 - urbemarmis (03/15/2013) [-]
worse than the catcher in the rye?
#45 to #28 - allamericandude (03/15/2013) [-]
Hey! Don't you dis that book...
User avatar #29 to #28 - noshitholmes (03/15/2013) [-]
Yes, definitely
#30 to #29 - urbemarmis (03/15/2013) [-]
wow. that must be a steaming rectangular prism full of **** then
#32 to #30 - noshitholmes (03/15/2013) [-]
I don't like to hate things without giving reasons, so here are a few.
1. The characters don't really have any depth. They're just what you'd expect a normal person to be like under extraordinarily bs circumstances. Which leads me to my second problem.
2. The setting is ******* dumb. It's one of those stories where communism mystically takes over the whole world and everyone follows suit without complaint or resistance

There are more reasons but I don't feel like writing any more.
User avatar #47 to #32 - allamericandude (03/15/2013) [-]
1) The characters don't have depth because depth has been deprived of them. That's the whole theme of the book.
2) You're supposed to think the setting is weird or extreme. She's using this extreme environment to demonstrate the philosophy of individualism vs. collectivism. It's not supposed to be read like a normal story like Twilight or Harry Potter.
User avatar #53 to #47 - noshitholmes (03/22/2013) [-]
Hi just got back on. I normally don't bother to reply to comments this old, but the fact that you referenced twilight insulted me. This argument being as old as it is, I won't respond with a reasonable counter, but I would like to ask that you strike the reference to twilight
User avatar #54 to #53 - allamericandude (03/22/2013) [-]
I didn't cite Twilight for any particular reason--I certainly didn't mean it as an insult--I was just thinking of recent popular "mainstream" books and those two were the first ones I thought of.
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#34 to #33 - noshitholmes (03/15/2013) [-]
Oh yea, isn't that the one where the guy transfers thoughts to the kid and it's a take on communism or something? I read that a long time ago, but I'd still say it's better than Anthem if I remember correctly, because it at least had a somewhat realistic approach to how communism could work. People had opinions and lives, but pathways were chosen for them, ect...
Anthem was straight up dystopian nightmare ******** . It was mildly racist, and reasonably crazy Grandpa's version of how communism works.
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User avatar #41 to #7 - alexdevlin (03/15/2013) [-]
Is it bad that they passed out this book at my school? Reverse Psychology?!
User avatar #49 to #7 - allecarte (03/15/2013) [-]
i'm reading Atlas Shrugged by her, and i don't know what it's aiming to proof, but i'm sure it's life changing
#11 to #7 - rotinaj (03/14/2013) [-]
I couldn't stand to read it. It may be a good book to some, and it shows a lot of important views about what it's like to not have individuality in a society. But god damn, I can't read a book that sounds like it's written by ******* Smeagle.
User avatar #19 to #11 - szymonf (03/15/2013) [-]
It' an Ayn Rand book, nobody should rea it.
User avatar #24 to #7 - stadlerman (03/15/2013) [-]
more like 1984. the thought police tortures and kills you if you have any independent thoughts
User avatar #48 to #7 - nigeltheoutlaw (03/15/2013) [-]
I find it ironic that my school made me read that, and punished me when I disagreed with the message. I think they might have missed the point there.
#8 to #7 - allamericandude (03/14/2013) [-]
Yup. Good book. Not everyone likes Ayn Rand, but "Anthem" is probably her best and least disputed book.

Also, check this out--It's Rush's "2112", which is basically "Anthem: The Musical":
#26 to #8 - cockasian (03/15/2013) [-]
Was just about to post something about Rush, they even have a song called "Anthem," which is inspired by the novel. Also, many other songs by Rush are based on Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead," really interesting stuff.

I ******* love Rush
User avatar #15 - secretdestroyers (03/15/2013) [-]
Skinner: "Two independent thought alarms in one day? The children are overstimulated! Willie, remove all the coloured chalk from the classrooms!"

User avatar #2 - douthit (03/14/2013) [-]
Pretty much every school ever.
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#16 - italianchef (03/15/2013) [-]
skinner too
User avatar #55 to #16 - konradkurze (12/17/2013) [-]
wasnt that lunchlady Doris?
#44 - vegasblkngld (03/15/2013) [-]
independent thought?
#1 - pellonpoika (03/14/2013) [-]
I love Simpsons! Here, have an awesome gif :)
I love Simpsons! Here, have an awesome gif :)
#18 to #1 - anon (03/15/2013) [-]
Can this gif be any slower?
User avatar #43 to #1 - bothemastaofall (03/15/2013) [-]
Kinda feel bad for Bart.
User avatar #10 to #1 - steedawwg **User deleted account** (03/14/2013) [-]
This just gives me feels man.
#25 - urbemarmis (03/15/2013) [-]
my school in a nutshell. gif unrelated
my school in a nutshell. gif unrelated
#37 - konradkurze (03/15/2013) [-]
< society today

warning people against independent thoughts
#3 - kingarturi ONLINE (03/14/2013) [-]
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#31 to #3 - thepink (03/15/2013) [-]
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#42 - slaggadagga (03/15/2013) [-]
Lousy people and their personal opinions...
Lousy people and their personal opinions...
User avatar #9 - koneella (03/14/2013) [-]
Murica in nutshell.
User avatar #56 to #9 - konradkurze (12/17/2013) [-]
yeah, the american government wants everybody in perfect conformity 24/7

pretty much like everyones meant to live life in army parade drill formation
#20 to #9 - anon (03/15/2013) [-]
#27 to #9 - urbemarmis (03/15/2013) [-]
i wanna say yes but then i also wanna say no
i wanna say yes but then i also wanna say no
User avatar #36 - drpoptart (03/15/2013) [-]
how society works
User avatar #50 - ZakisBak (03/15/2013) [-]
Just a random independent observation of my own. In the new cool ranch doritos locos tacos commercial, they show 2 Asian men sitting next to each other, and unlike everyone else in the commercial who speak to each other, they simply nod to one another, thus proving again that Asians can read minds.
User avatar #5 - popkornking (03/14/2013) [-]
It's weird, no school I've ever gone to has been like this, I've only ever gone to public schools and if anything they've only fostered thought like this....
#12 - supagreen (03/14/2013) [-]
Someone should post the episode part where the Catholic school teacher hits Bart with a yard stick.

User avatar #51 - anormalbrony (03/15/2013) [-]
the best seasons of the show in my opinion
#6 - kierz (03/14/2013) [-]
Sounds similar.
Sounds similar.
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