Saturday, October 15, 2022

Quote of the Week: What Do You Mean We, Kemo Sabe?

Today, from the social vantage point I enjoy, and probably from yours, too, it seems almost antediluvian that well-brought-up young white Americans would settle in contentedly to such occupations as full-time elevator operator or messenger; but that was then, and the social world that you and I know today is only one facet of the real world, a single facet, and the rest of today's real world is  one more reality from which we, with our privileges, strive to remain safely insulated, and of which we definitely wish to keep ourselves securely ignorant.

 - Joseph Heller, Now and Then, p.134

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