Jan 27, 2009

Aldous Huxley's 'final revolution'

"There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods.

And this seems to be the final revolution."

-Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961

The above Huxley quote was found in the Information Clearing House Newsletter. #

1961 is only 48 years ago, and if you watch TV ads at all you may think the 'final revolution' has occurred and is working in grand style for the manipulating social tinkerers - the 'imagineers' of the world.

Or perhaps you have only to look as far as your own medicine cabinet for mood enhancers of dubious scope and effect.

You may wish to view the Huxley-Wallace TV interview from 50+ years ago on the subject of the Brave New World "just around the corner."

But now you know it's beyond Wake Up Time: Brave New World has moved onto your block circa 2009 and is poised to take names and detain at will.

And Solidarity says: when they come for them, they come for me.

1 comment:

DD said...

Yes, yes, yes.
Elders just want to be left alone, with their "entitlements" untouched.

Gen Xers just want elders to move along so they can get their piece of the pie and youngsters, as always, just want to have fun and taste the world their elders warn them is disappearing.

At least Obama is the right messenger to get the ear of many in each group. I hope he will continue to move in the direction of restoring the civil rights of all in America.

While we are all trying to prop up our lifestyles, Obama is out there pointing a finger in the right direction.

DDavidson