Octavia Butler, “Beware: Ignorance…” from Parable of the Talents

OctaviaButler_96dpi-2Octavia Butler

– from Parable of the Talents

“Beware:
Ignorance
Protects itself.
Ignorance
Promotes suspicion.
Suspicion
Engenders fear.
Fear quails,
Irrational and blind,
Or fear looms,
Defiant and closed.
Blind, closed,
Suspicious, afraid,
Ignorance
Protects itself,
And protected,
Ignorance grows.”

 
 
 
 
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~ by samofthetenthousandthings on July 11, 2016.

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