Thursday, January 12, 2012

Der Schwarzwaldenwirklichkeit (the truth of Schwarzwald)

I was cruising the various three-digit cable channels when I came across this clip from The Big O late one night. I found it particularly relevant to certain current situations, and I wonder if the rest of you feel likewise or if I'm just crazy (which is a decided possibility).

The text, for those of you distracted by giant robots and loud explosions:
Even without the events of 40 years ago, I think man would still be a creature that fears the dark. He doesn't face that fear; he averts his eyes from it and acts as if he never had any memories of his history. But, 40 years can be both a brief time and yet, a long time. Man's fear has withered. And even time tries to wither the desire to know the truth.

Is it a crime to try and learn the truth? Is it a sin to search for those things which you fear? My purpose in this world is knowledge, and the dissemination of it. And it is I who is to restore the fruits of my labors to the entire world.

Fear... It is something vital to us puny creatures. The instant man stops fearing is the instant the species will reach a dead end, only to sink to pitable lows, only to sit and wait apathetically for extinction.

Wake up! Don't be afraid of knowledge! Humans who lose the capacity to think become creatures whose existence has no value. Think, you humans who are split into two worlds, unless you want the gulf between humans to expand into oblivion, you must think!

Signed, Schwarzwald.

So what think you? Relevant to our current condition, or just the ravings of a fictional madman taken out of context?

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