Mr. Barbecue-Smith was tossed to the floor.
Words are the most powerful of weapons if you use them properly - they'll cut through anything. But what's the good of that if the things you write about have no power in them?
All philosophies and all religions—what are they but spiritual Tubes bored through the universe! Through these narrow tunnels, where all is recognisably human, one travels comfortable and secure, contriving to forget that all round and below and above them stretches the blind mass of earth, endless and unexplored.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, said Jefferson, it expects what never was and never will be. . . . The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.
And no wonder; for the new technique of "subliminal projection," as it was called, was intimately associated with mass entertainment, and in the life of civilized human beings massed entertainment now plays a part comparable to that played in the Middle Ages be religion.
Extremes,' said the Controller, 'meet. For the good reason that they were made to meet.