Current Reads: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera.

I really didn’t plan to read this novel next. I was planning to read either A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess or Foundation by Isaac Asimov.

But… I picked up The Unbearable Lightness of Being… because I was struggling with The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. I was almost completely turned off by both of them… but felt compelled to read them… because they are supposed to be the be the best examples of authors who write Science Fiction satire. Actually, I think Asimov does a much better job personally.

I read the first chapter of The Unbearable Lightness of Being… and I was amazed…. One of the most amazing compositions I’ve read in quite a while. REALLY drew me in. Because… Kundera is clearly not constrained by the current disease of Political Correctness that is constricting… stifling… creative thought in America and Western Europe….

Kundera starts out with a very interesting concept: the idea of eternal return, which he ascribes to Nietzsche. And then… he justifies his premise by stating that a war fought between two African Kingdoms in the XIVth Century carries no meaning… has NO effect… in modern civilization! Has he not read Joseph Conrad? None of the Existentialist Writers? Does the man have no idea of the “Burden of White Guilt”?

And… then he goes on to state that the heroes of the French Revolution… are only heroes… because the massacres that they committed against the Nobles… as justified as they WERE… are only acceptable… because they aren’t repeated…. Constantly….

Kundera… is a Czech…. He was raised a communist…. And… he is SCHOOLING America… and Western Europe… on morality… and ethics… and political correctness….

How come THIS Eastern European author understands the fallacies of Political Correctness… and Communism… which can only really exist as a Fascist Regime… and our leaders don’t…?

Because he’s lived it. Because… he was one of the masses. And… he found Kool-aid to be an eye-opening energy drink….

A truly Dystopian society is constructed of many diverse pieces-parts….

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