THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.
Read the full story here or here. If neither of those links work, Google Harrison Bergeron and you should easily find the PDF. It's 20 pages that take about 30 minutes to read, depending on your pace.
I added this supplemental content because I wanted to learn more after I finished the story. Here is:
- A short film adaptation of Harrison Bergeron released in 2009 and featuring some notable actors/actresses.
- The Harrison Bergeron Wikipedia page
We'll be meeting to discuss this content for Contentopia #4 at Sea Salt Eatery on April 26th. View event details here.