I was cleaning out some old paperbacks from a closet this morning when I found my college copy of Brave New World Revisited by the Brit, Aldous Huxley. For those of you who have never heard of the man, George Orwell was his student.
Within the next generation I believe that the world’s leaders will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging them and kicking them into obedience.
Huxley had deeply felt apprehensions about the future the developed world might make for itself. From these he put forward some warnings in his writings and talks. In a 1958 televised interview conducted by journalist Mike Wallace, Huxley outlined several major concerns: the difficulties and dangers of world overpopulation; the tendency toward distinctly hierarchical social organization; the crucial importance of evaluating the use of technology in mass societies susceptible to wily persuasion; the tendency to promote modern politicians, to a naive public, as well-marketed commodities.
Whenever the economic life of a nation becomes precarious, the central government is forced to assume additional responsibilities for the general welfare. It must work out elaborate plans for dealing with a critical situation; it must impose ever greater restrictions upon the activities of its subjects; and if, as if very likely, worsening economic conditions results in political unrest, or open rebellion, the central government must intervene to preserve public order and its own authority. More and more power is thus concentrated in the hands of the executive and their bureaucratic managers. But the nature of power is such that even those who have not sought it, but have had it force upon them, tend to acquire a taste for more.
Huxley went on to say that when overpopulation becomes the norm, communism is a sure thing.
And so Nobody Thinks that our elites, who have studied at Harvard and Yale, are very aware of Aldous Huxley, and so you have to ask yourself;
According to Aldous Huxley, that way is sure communism.
I might have to read this book again.