It’s Like He Had a Crystal Ball

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Cameras like these are appearing even on remote Interstate highways…for your own safety, of course. Or is it something else?

We are living in an amalgam of Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451 in the West. All three novels are coming to fruition, from the manipulation of reproduction, sexuality, and psychology in Brave New World, to the surveillance state watching every move of its citizens in 1984, to the coming censorship of books and blogs that don’t support the regime’s interests in Fahrenheit 451.

Take this quote from Huxley, author of Brave New World, speaking with Mike Wallace on 60 Minutes. It’s almost as if the man had a crystal ball, peering into the dystopia of today’s world.

I think this kind of dictatorship of the future will be very unlike the dictatorships which we’ve been familiar with in the immediate past. I mean, take another book prophesying the future, which was a very remarkable book, George Orwell’s “1984.”

Well, this book was written at the height of the Stalinist regime, and just after the Hitler regime, and there he foresaw a dictatorship using entirely the methods of terror, the methods of physical violence. Now, I think what is going to happen in the future is that dictators will find, as the old saying goes, that you can do everything with bayonets except sit on them!

But, if you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled, and this they will do partly by drugs as I foresaw in “Brave New World,” partly by these new techniques of propaganda.

They will do it by bypassing the sort of rational side of man and appealing to his subconscious and his deeper emotions, and his physiology even, and so, making him actually love his slavery.

I mean, I think, this is the danger that actually people may be, in some ways, happy under the new regime, but that they will be happy in situations where they oughtn’t to be happy.

As the tyranny men crossed an ocean to run away from grows back with a vengeance, most Americans (especially conservatives) are able to delude themselves into thinking “It can’t happen here.” It is happening here, fools.

Indeed, the flag-wavers who love their freedom as long as it isn’t breaking the countless laws that have been passed to control them (what a contradiction!) actually love their slavery. Someone might ask these men what freedoms do they have that aren’t taxed, regulated, or straight up illegal?

Which leaves us here, with yet more sage wisdom from the prophetic author.

That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.

Huxley knew that men never collectively learn from history despite all their posturing. Only a small minority of men will ever be able to see what history has to teach, and know what might happen in the future by learning from the past. These men will always be vilified and mocked by the masses, until the truth they’re trying to elucidate becomes self-evident.

It’s as if the learned man can do nothing except watch himself being dragged into hell with the masses, as the world descends into tyranny once again.

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6 comments

  • Funksoulbrother

    All law enforcement and its kin, known and secret, are monitoring all traffic everywhere they can. You may find really remote areas where there are no cameras. But know this, your urban and highway travels are all happening on roadways controlled, patrolled, and monitored by the state. And they’re getting better at it every day. It always cracks me up when I see a drunk or drug impaired driver pulled over on one of those cop shows. So many of them are driving on expired tags. Waving a red flag all day. If The Man can see you, (he) can bust you anywhere anytime.

    Aside: Am I the only one who wonders why all the new outdoor malls have watchtowers built on the corners and high points? Maybe I’m just paranoid. . . .. heh.

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    • New outdoor malls really have watchtowers? I never noticed! Then again, I rarely go to the mall…

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      • Funksoulbrother

        Maybe they only look like potential guard or gun positions…. When I started noticing, it made me itchy. Some examples. . . .http://allnewspipeline.com/Converting_Malls_Into_FEMA_Camps.php
        I can’t vouch for the content of the article, though. I only know what I see.

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  • Aldous Huxley predicted the unrestrained sexuality of women in Brave New World, describing the character Lenina as “pneumatic,” documenting how she gets around with different men . . .

    To some extent I even see the scenario in Fahrenheit 451 taking root, with the Berkeley Riots (elite censorship of traditional and conservative ideas).

    We are surrounded by vapid fools.

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  • Rel,

    If you want an interesting work to check out, read Huxley’s Brave New World Revisited; it’s a sort of sequel to his classic work wherein he expands and refines his predictions. It was written in 1958, and it’s chilling stuff. How the modern world is turning out, Huxley foresaw it in BNWR; he freakin’ NAILED it!

    MarkyMark

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  • Only certain cameras can see in the dark and those cannot see in the day. The cameras which can see in the dark can be ‘blinded’ either temporarily or permanently with a multi lumen light; LED as an example. Those which see in the day are know to be permanently affected by black paint. Delivery of black paint can be simple or more complicated but not difficult.
    Every city has an Achilles heel known as the ‘highway system’. Virtually all of them now operate as a loop surrounding the city. Indeed, as a city fortress of old had a wall so today the modern city has a wall of a road constantly patrolled unless it is blocked. The easiest thing to block a road is with a bunch of vehicles. The easiest way to get a bunch of vehicles to stop dead is with flat tires. Pull over half a dozen cars with flat tires at any choke point and it immediately becomes a complete barrier with hundreds and then thousands of vehicles backed up. That would extend to affect all intersecting roads of the loop and include Law Enforcement vehicles. Disabled vehicles with flats occupy the shoulders, and; are therefor in the LE emergency lane. It does not take long for things to completely shut down. This is seen in dozens of cities every day from single and multiple car accidents. Several ‘incidents’ at critical points will shut down any city for hours and even days.
    So you see, for these and other reasons, no one should fear the NWO, the Brave New World, 1984 or Fahrenheit 451. What they should fear is their lack of thought, foresight and action when required.
    In the meantime, while you wait for the toast, you might start looking for books that tell you how to work iron, make leather, identify plants, purify water without machines, etc., etc., etc.
    Get land out of the cities and prepare to head out.
    Time is now really, really short.

    Of course, like Bradbury, Huxley and Orwell, I am a fiction writer.

    And, as Clemens said: Fiction must have an element of believe-ability; truth is not subject to that requirement.

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