quotes tagged with 'minorities'

Now let's take up the minorities in our civilization, shall we? Bigger the population, the more the minorities. Don't step on the toes of dog lovers, Mormons, Baptists, Unitarians, second-generation Chinese, Swedes, Italians, Germans, Texans, Brooklynites, Irishmen, or people from Oregon or Mexico. The people in this book, this play, this TV serial are not mean
to represent any actual painters, cartographers, mechanics anywhere. The bigger your market, the less you handle controversy, remember that! All the minor minor minorities with their navels to be kept clean. Authors, full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters. They did. Magazines became a nice blend of vanilla tapioca. Books, so the damned snobbish critics said, were dishwasher. No wonder books stopped selling, the critics said. But the public, knowing what it wanted, spinning happily, let the comic books survive. And the three-dimensional sex magazines, of course. There you have it. It didn't come from the government down. There was no dictum, no declaration, no censorship, to start with, no! Technology, mass exploitation, minority pressure, carried the trick, thank God.
Author: Ray Bradbury, Source: Fahrenheit 451, p. 57-8Saved by cboyack in minorities censorship 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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