Thursday, November 27, 2014
Review: The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is a powerful read for Thanksgiving day. First off, it is so true in our present society that so much of our happy lives is based on the suffering of others. Capitalism has resulted in some horrible situations around the world. It's also a powerful read with everything going on in Ferguson right now. The description of the young people's outrage at injustice being dissipated because of a concern instead for their own happiness struck me as similar to how children learn to look away from racism and unfairness as they age.
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