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“The worst illiterate is the political illiterate, he doesn’t hear, doesn’t speak, nor participates in the political events. He doesn’t know the cost of life, the price of the bean, of the fish, of the flour, of the rent, of the shoes and of the medicine, all depends on political decisions. The political illiterate is so stupid that he is proud and swells his chest saying that he hates politics. The imbecile doesn’t know that, from his political ignorance is born the prostitute, the abandoned child, and the worst thieves of all, the bad politician, corrupted and flunky of the national and multinational companies.”
― Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht (born Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht; February 10, 1898 - August 14, 1956), the German poet, playwright, and theatre director offered a warning many years ago. Brecht knew all to well the dangers of those who hid behind political indifference or ignorance. A celebrated artist, Brecht fled his native country in 1933 after the rise of Adolph Hitler.