In this thread, I am going to be expressing my views, and my opinion. They will be completely open, and may be even a little disturbing.
Shall we begin?
I just finished reading I am the Cheese by Robert Cormier in English class. I can tell you that this book really opened my eyes and took a lot of theories of mine and backed them up. If you haven't read this book, I highly recommend it, it's an easy read, I read it in 3 days without trouble.
Well, I have to say this is a very progressive and liberal book. Tells the story of how the government was behind murders and plots against a family who had secret information on them..government corruption.
It's all a metaphor for the lives we live under government. Do we really know who the good guys are? Why the hell are we so naive to think that they are just a bunch of people trying to make our lives safe and happy. Maybe that's true, a little, but there's so much we don't know, and some that we can theorize, to back up the possibility of government corruption. I went over this a little with my 9/11 Conspiracy Theory article.
The book made me think that there are probably many cases like it in our own country. That the government has probably done hundreds of things, murdered, had certain people silenced, relocated people, and other things to silence people. In the book, it was the case because the family had secret knowledge of government corruption. I'm trying to bring this into reality..maybe there is government corruption, and maybe there are people who know it but are secretly persued by the government and silenced.
Adam's mental problem and his lack of knowledge, being blind to what was going on, is also a metaphor for us. We seem to think everything's just fine and great. We're so blind! Though we don't know what, we should understand that things aren't always as they seem!
Read, interpret, post, discuss. Only post here if you're serious about discussing it. If you're going to say that this isn't true or that this isn't a possibility, then please, save your post. I'm trying to bring some understanding and awareness into your lives. Read the book if you haven't, it's a very easy read, but contains a very powerful message, that I think Cormier was trying to get across to us. A lot of people don't see it either, they thinks it's just another crazy idea to write a book about.
I Am The Cheese is bleak, cynical and depressing. It teaches you to question reality and to have no faith in authority.
Good lessons for any young person and also for plenty of naive adults.