Newspaper Brains and Television Souls…

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I see men assassinated around me every day. I walk through rooms of the dead, cities of the dead: men without eyes, men without voices; men with manufactured feelings and standard reactions; men with newspaper brains, television souls and high school ideals… How can I be over concerned with the murder of one man when almost all men, plus females, are taken from cribs as babies and almost immediately thrown into the masher.

—-Charles Bukowski when asked for his opinion on assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Further on in the interview,

I’m just discouraged that men and women have to live their lives the way they do. It’s painful to them, and it’s painful to me, but I don’t know the way out.  So all I can do is write about the pain of it.


One Response to “Newspaper Brains and Television Souls…”

  1. jonny Says:

    damn. bukowski is definately right about the masher.

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