Alan Moore knows the score

In response to yesterday’s post, a pal of mine noted that all this Watchmen talk should be accompanied by an equal amount of Alan Moore talk. I agree. And I’ll defer to the man’s own words:

“All too often education actually acts as a form of aversion therapy, that what we’re really teaching our children is to associate learning with work and to associate work with drudgery so that the remainder of their lives they will possibly never go near a book because they associate books with learning, learning with work and work with drudgery. Whereas after a hard day’s toil, instead of relaxing with a book they’ll be much more likely to sit down in front of an undemanding soap opera because this is obviously teaching them nothing, so it is not learning, so it is not work, it is not drudgery, so it must be pleasure. And I think that that is the kind of circuitry that we tend to have imprinted on us because of the education process.”
–From a new interview at Salon, every bit of it worth reading

Posted simultaneously to “Drilling Holes in the Wall.”

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