Welcome fellow wanderers. I think you may all know what the book is all about. If not, why then wiki is your friend and go here. Allow me folks, to ramble on a bit about Fahrenheit 451 and related topics.*
I was doing research today on an article and there is an exhibit about book burning coming to the Castle Museum here in Saginaw. This is my brief article. And.. coming from the world of one thing leads to another.. I got to thinking about the topic of book burning and what not.
I read this story way back in my high school days and this story had a profound effect on me. A story about a 'fireman' who burns books because they are outlawed? I was fascinated. At the same time, I got a bit of history on the Nazis burning books in the 1930's. I had also just read Night by Elie Wiesel. About the same time, I had read about students burning Beatles records in the 1960's over the John Lennon controversial statement about religion.
Hopefully you are clicking the links so you can understand how convoluted my mind is. So then, what does it all mean? To me, it is all about personal freedoms. Freedom of speech is important to me. As a teenager I learned some very valuable lessons and this was one of them. I was fortunate enough to have a good education and a boat load of curiosity. Good thing too.
The internet is a powerful tool to gather information. I like to take that and go find a good book on a subject. Thankfully, I have the freedom to do just that and if I wander long enough, and far enough, I can find all kinds of good things. It is not about drop acid, not bombs. If you want to free your mind, burn wood, not books.
Education is a life long passion. Curiosity is a cool cat. Today is a good day. I got to expand my knowledge on an important subject. Wandering is a good thing.
*As a side note, from the world of the truly ironic, some school districts have banned Fahrenheit 451. Ray Bradbury is chuckling, I have no doubt.