Reading Lolita in Tehran

June 23rd, 2005 by cathy
I wanted to read this book when it first came out, but I never had the time. Now however, it seems a very appropriate time to be reading this book. In the current state of our own country, I think we should take heed of what this book is letting us know. Giving up simple freedoms such as whether or not you wear a head scarf, may not really be that simple. Once these so called “little things” are decided for you, other things soon take their place and you are eventually left with no freedoms at all. Hmm, can we say patriot act? The people in this book live quite similar lives to our own in America, but the government starts taking more and more control away from the individuals until they are left with no freedom at all. They can’t do so much as shake hands with people of the opposite sex or read certain books.
I was watching an episode of Penn & Teller’s Bullshit about “Big Brother” and they talked about the USA Patriot Act. This act was apparently the quickest one ever passed, and a lot of Congressmen (& women) didn’t even read it!This is making me depressed… I need to go look at my son… You should too (but not in any dirty ways, thats gross, and not in the Michael Jackson kind of way, that’s creepy)


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