Huxley or Orwell?


I was in the middle of such a debate this past week between people who proposed that we are being seduced to totalitarianism by the bread and circuses of Huxley’s “Brave New World” and those who thought it was through the pain and suppression of Orwell’s “1984”.

To quote the great 21st Century progressive philosopher, H.R. Clinton: “What difference, at this point does it make?”

My argument was exactly that as proposed by the philosopher Clinton, the common denominator of Huxley and Orwell is that both are two forks that converge on a single path – big government control.

Ayn Rand agrees, saying:

“It is too obvious, too easily demonstrable that fascism and communism are not two opposites, but two rival gangs fighting over the same territory—that both are variants of statism, based on the collectivist principle that man is the rightless slave of the state—that both are socialistic, in theory, in practice, and in the explicit statements of their leaders—that under both systems, the poor are enslaved and the rich are expropriated in favor of a ruling clique—that fascism is not the product of the political “right,” but of the “left”—that the basic issue is not “rich versus poor,” but man versus the state, or: individual rights versus totalitarian government—which means: capitalism versus socialism.”

I actually think it is both, they are but progressive stages of the devolution toward authoritarian, totalitarian rule.

The beginning stages of tyranny at a national level is the trivialization of reality as Huxley foretold. One can see that the trivialization is occurring – the airwaves are chocked full of time sucking programming ranging from the Kardashians to Ice Road Truckers. Poll after poll has proven the vapidity and ignorance of a significant number of Americans – John Ziegler interviewed several Obama voters after the 2008 election and found that most were completely ignorant of some basic facts, like which party controlled Congress. More people can identify Katy Perry than can name one Supreme Court Justice.

“Brave New World-ism” infects the populace with such a level of apathy that a majority of the people do not care that we have a proven liar as a president or Democrats routinely misrepresent reality to fit their agenda.

Central control and regulation – i.e. ridin’ dirty “1984” style – is made possible via the mindless satiation of “Brave New World-ism”. When mixed with “1984” it becomes clear that Huxley’s thoughts are the catalyst for the endgame. “1984” cannot be implemented without militaristic action or war but when we live in a brave new world, we can be eased into it without a shot being fired.

People have been sucked into a “reality” that is bland, inconsequential and safe – it appeals to the voyeuristic human desire to observe others and judge that they are somehow better or smarter than those they observe. Because the most ridiculous and embarrassing aspect of those who are watched are broadcast to the greater public, It also discourages the perpetration of any act that would stand out in fear of how that action might be captured and perceived.

Compared to the unserious and voyeuristic excitement of “Biggest Loser”, reading and learning about the Constitution seems boring and passe – I mean, that dusty old thing is like 100 years old, man. Actually anything that can’t be tweeted in 140 characters or less is way too old school to be believed…

Brave New World and 1984 are but two different poisons that result in the same predictable end – the death of liberty and individual freedom.


13 thoughts on “Huxley or Orwell?

  1. Reblogged this on Centinel2012 and commented:
    This is a good read, easy to understand and to the point — unfortunately very few in this country have the education to even understand what the subject is. The schools have done an excellent job at dumbing down our kids.

  2. In his farewell address to the nation George Washington warned us against a 2 political party system. His warning was that if we only have two major parties, they could taken over by one entity or dogma and rule as a dictatorship. Today’s democratic and republican parties are two sides of the same progressive movement coin. The only real difference is how we get to the progressive ideal. They are both pushing us in that direction. To stop this abomination, we must first remove all incumbents who have been in power for more than 2 terms. Then, we need to remove all progressives for the rest of our institutions. At the same time, we need to root out all progressives that masquerade as civil servants (think IRS). This will take at least 3 election cycles to complete the first part. Then we can implement the rest of these objectives from a position of power. By the way, what happened to the amendment convention? I was led to believe that the required number of states had ratified the call for the convention, so where is it?

    • You are Correct about what needs to happen. But it will NEVER happen without Amendments for term Limits ( INCLUDING the Supreme Court ) and for DEFUNDING un-elected Federal Agencies.

      It is a Convention of States for the Purpose of PROPOSING Amendments….NOT a Constitutional Convention. I don’t know the number now….as it is STATE driven and out of the Control of the Federal Gov’t and Congress. Which is its great Power.

      One of the things I think we need to make more public when we talk to people is that the two Parties are nothing more than Private Clubs. LITERALLY !! They are merely private organizations that are controlled by their privately elected officials. Even at the local Precinct level. Many I think are under the impression that the GOP and the Jackass Party are somehow some quasi-Official affair, much like the Federal Reserve was thought by many to be a Gov’t office.

      We need to disavow as many as we can of this impression. And instill instead the understanding that the Country is being run into the Ground by Elite Clubs with no more REAL legitimacy than the local Lions Club or The National Association Of Stamp Collectors.

      • Don, thanks for the clairification on the convention of states. Last I heard one of the states was trying to resind it’s approval. I think the state level TEA parties should file lawsuits to end taxpayer funding of primaries. And not allow them to even be piggybacked onto issue elections. If the political parties want to have a primary, let them pay for them. And then work to revoke all of these laws that exclude anyone except incarcerated citizens non-citizens and incarcerated citizens.

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