…pentru profesori, pentru asistenți sociali, pentru psihologi, pentru părinți și pentru toți cei care lucrează cu tinerii sau/și le stau acestora drept modele, cu sau fără voia lor. Și, nu în ultimul rând, pentru ei, pentru adolescenți:
How are you to imagine anything if the images are always provided for you?
Doublethink. To deliberately believe in lies, while knowing they’re false! Examples of this in everyday life: “Oh, I need to be pretty to be happy. I need surgery to be pretty. I need to be thin, famous, fashionable.” Our young men today are being told that women are whores, bitches, things to be screwed, beaten, shit on, and shamed. This is a marketing holocaust. Twenty-fours hours a day for the rest of our lives, the powers that be are hard at work dumbing us to death.
So to defend ourselves, and fight against assimilating this dullness into our thought processes, we must learn to read. To stimulate our own imagination, to cultivate our own consciousness, our own belief systems. We all need skills to defend, to preserve, our own minds…
(Henry Barthes / Adrien Brody)