Monday, 21 November 2005

from Neil Postman's "Teaching As A Subversive Activity"

  "Those who are sensitive to the verbally built-in biases of their natural environment seem "subversive" to those who are not. There is probably nothing more dangerous to the prejudices of the latter than a man in the process of discovering that the language of his group is limited, misleading or one-sided. Such a man is dangerous because he is not easily enlisted on the side of one ideology or another, because he sees beyond the words to the processes which give an ideology its reality."

Sunday, 13 November 2005

Roger Waters (originally of Pink Floyd) voices his feelings on religion in his upbringing:

By the cold and religious we were taken in hand
Shown how to feel good and told to feel bad.
Tongue tied and terrified we learned how to pray
Now our feelings run deep and cold as the clay.  
(The last two lines are in the liner notes but aren't heard on the CD of "The Final Cut" by Pink Floyd.)