Pretty relevant today, wouldn’t you say?
How many times have we seen people put a spin on something? Whether for better or worse, they are able to ‘shape’ things in the way that they wish. Just look at what the fake news sites managed to do with just a few words here and there. Was there even a granule of truth in the lies they were spreading? We’ve also seen news sites that used to actually (at least seem to) report things accurately move towards reporting things in such a fashion that it’s absolutely ridiculous to even try to listen to it anymore.
It’s not even the fake news sites, either! The ones that blatantly make crap up. We’ve also seen news sites that used to actually (at least seem to) report things accurately move towards reporting things in such a fashion that it’s absolutely ridiculous to even try to listen to it anymore.
I absolutely do not hold with Truthers, in any way, but I can see how people would become so obsessed with the fact that everything around them seems to be lying that they could easily lose themselves in delusions.
I think the most intelligent people are able to look at the way the world is going right now and realize exactly how scarily accurate the works of Orwell, Dick, and others are turning out to be. They might not have gotten all the detail right, but just the broad strokes are enough to be terrifying.
Why did I choose this quote? Because I’m bloody terrified of this world we’re living in right now. The last few months have turned into something surreal. I keep expecting to wake up, and be so relieved I turn religious!
Philip K. Dick was a prolific science fiction writer that lived from 1928 to 1982. He’s most well-known at the moment for his “The Man in the High Castle” due to the fairly recent television adaptation of his work. You may also know his works from the movie “A Scanner Darkly”. You can find out more about him here: http://www.philipkdickfans.com/