QUOTE: Steve Gerber, on Current Events

“I think something has happened to this country in the past 10 years or so. We’ve become much more willing to accept anything — again, it’s hard to escape the clichés — Madison Avenue or the Government shoves down our throats. The truth has become unbearable to contemplate. There’s a terrible apathy that’s engendered a new movement back to the Self. The society seems to have accepted the notion that by simply becoming oblivious to what’s happening in the world outside our skins, the horror will go away. It’s not going to go away.”

Steve Gerber, The Comics Journal #41 (August 1978), reprinted in The Comics Journal Library 6: The Writers (Fantagraphics, 2006).

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