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Brave New World in 1984
10-12-2012, 05:09 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Good read

“What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egotism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumblepuppy. As Huxley remarked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Orwell added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we fear will ruin us. Huxley feared that our desire will ruin us.”

http://www.theburningplatform.com/?p=41540
10-12-2012, 05:13 PM #2
yankees skier
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Wow, great find.

Biere.
10-12-2012, 05:15 PM #3
Accidental Stoner Member
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Yup.

Brilliant quote.

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10-12-2012, 05:18 PM #4
Octo Mother Superior
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interesting... hi5.gif Thanks Shadow!
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10-12-2012, 05:32 PM #5
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Aldous Huxley
author of Brave New World speaking at U.C. Berkeley in 1962. Aldous Huxley uses this speaking opportunity to outline his vision for the 'ultimate revolution', a scientific dictatorship where people will be conditioned to enjoy their servitude, and will pose little opposition to the 'ruling oligarchy', as he puts it. He also takes a moment to compare his book, "Brave New World," to George Orwell's "1984" and considers the technique in the latter too outdated for actual implementation.

"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
10-12-2012, 05:35 PM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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(10-12-2012, 05:32 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  "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


Seems to be working quite well too.

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10-12-2012, 05:39 PM #7
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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(10-12-2012, 05:32 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  "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


Excellent post AK cheers.gif and sadly so damn true.
10-12-2012, 05:43 PM #8
yankees skier
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Wow, he's right on.

Biere.
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10-12-2012, 06:06 PM #9
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Well Eugenics has been in the Huxley's dark and sombre family since Darwin's theory was first propagated by Thomas Henry Huxley http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Henry_Huxley

His brother Julian worked on the hard science, http://www.transhumanism.org/index.php/WTA/more/huxley he wrote pieces such as The vital importance of eugenicshttp://www.harpers.org/archive/1931/08/0018064 another evil piece of work http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julian_Huxley

What the Huxleys propagated started with Sir Francis Galton http://www.galtoninstitute.org.uk/about.htm
Quote:The Galton Institute derives from the Eugenics Education Society which was founded in 1907. Since those early days there has been marked change and recent rapid advance in the knowledge of genetics and human behaviour, so that biosocial studies have evolved to a position where biologists, clinicians, demographers, sociologists and other professionals can work in a mutually productive manner with the aim of increasing understanding of our own species and its problems.

This evil organization still quietly goes about its work today.

Quote:AIMS

a) The Institute promotes and supports the scientific study of human heredity and of its social implications.

b) The Institute promotes understanding of the ethical and moral implications of human genetics, and of its social implications.

c) The Institute promotes the public understanding of human heredity and of its relevance to human well-being in the broadest sense.

d) The Institute promotes the study of the historical origins and development of the above subjects.

ACTIVITIES

a) The Institute has a wide range of inter-disciplinary interests which include the measurement and description of human attributes, human heredity, genetic counselling, the influence of the environment and the causes of disease, the family unit, birth control, differential fertility, marriage guidance, infecundity, artificial insemination, voluntary sterilisation, termination of pregnancy, demography, population problems and migration. In a variety of ways the Institute promotes investigation of, and informed comment on, such matters.

b) The Birth Control Trust of the Institute supports practical initiatives in birth control, especially programmes to increase access to women's health care services in developing countries.

c) Each year the Institute holds a major conference in which a biosocial topic of current and international importance is explored by authorities representing different disciplines. The Galton Lecture is delivered during the symposium and the proceedings of the symposium are subsequently published.

d) The Institute sponsors the annual Darwin lecture in Human Biology and, in association with the Royal Statistical Society and the Master of Pembroke College, the biennial Caradog Jones lecture.

e) The Institute publishes regularly its Newsletter. It is available by subscription but is received free of charge by members. The contents include articles, editorial comment on items of topical interest, notices and memoranda on the Institute's activities and book reviews.

f) The Institute publishes, in addition to the proceedings of its conferences, occasional books and pamphlets on subjects relevant to its objects.

g) The Institute supports conferences and other activities of kindred organisations relevant to its objects.
10-12-2012, 06:25 PM #10
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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Hein explained that they had taken antibodies from women with a rare condition known as immune infertility, isolated the genes that regulated the manufacture of those infertility antibodies, and, using genetic engineering techniques, had inserted the genes into ordinary corn seeds used to produce corn plants. In this manner, in reality they produced a concealed contraceptive embedded in corn meant for human consumption. “Essentially, the antibodies are attracted to surface receptors on the sperm,” said Hein. “They latch on and make each sperm so heavy it cannot move forward. It just shakes about as if it was doing the lambada.”

Hein claimed it was a possible solution to world “over-population.” The moral and ethical issues of feeding it to humans in poor Third World countries without their knowing it he conveniently left out of his remarks. Spermicides hidden in GMO corn provided to starving Third World populations through the generosity of the Gates’ foundation, Rockefeller Foundation and Kofi Annan’s AGRA or vaccines that contain undisclosed sterilization agents are just two documented cases of using vaccines or GMO seeds to “reduce population.”

http://12160.info/profiles/blogs/populat...-using-gmo

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