I post this interview everywhere and as often as I can. In the “contest” between Brave New World and 1984, I was always of the opinion that Orwell was correct but as things progress, I have come to understand that Huxley was even more of a visionary than Orwell.
The State uses the tactics of Orwell but the Corporatists use the tactics of Huxley and the corporatists are winning.
What can you say? The man was a visionary — a realist. What is truly amazing is that he was sooo
accurate and on target! Especially about “educating” the children!!! Dumb them down and they’ll believe whatever they’re told. Sheeple! What we have today!
Huxley and Orwell were both right. If you are a sheep and follow the rules, keep yourself (and your children especially) medicated with your Soma (psychotropic drugs), see freedom in your slavery such that more rules and government power is more freedom for you, you will fit in fine in Huxley’s world. However, if you take the Red Pill and react to the crushing authoritarianism all around us, Orwell’s Room 101 awaits you.
Here is an example:
Every good citizen should prepare for disasters, right? Well our government thinks so.
COMMUNITIES AGAINST TERRORISM
POTENTIAL INDICATORS OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES
RELATED TO MILITARY SURPLUS STORES
*paying with cash
*missing a hand or fingers
*making “extreme religious statements”
*purchasing weatherproofed ammunition or match containers
*PURCHASING MEALS READY TO EAT
*purchasing night vision devices, night flashlights or gas masks
According to FEMA, if you purchase Meals Ready to Eat you are a good Brave New World Citizen
According to FBI, if you purchase Meals Ready to Eat you are a Terrorist
Which one you are is at the whim of an unaccountable government bureaucrat.