Twenty-five years after his popular novel Brave New World was published, Aldous Huxley wrote the nonfiction work Brave New World Revisited to directly explain how society can be managed by a select few without force. Unfortunately, his ideas seem to have been used as a blueprint, because what he wrote is more relevant today than when the book was released in 1958.
The elites are obsessed with the agenda of depopulation
The problem of rapidly increasing numbers in relation to natural resources, to social stability and to the well-being of individuals—this is now the central problem of mankind; and it will remain the central problem certainly for another century, and perhaps for several centuries thereafter.
Rapidly mounting human numbers are pressing ever more heavily on natural resources. What is to be done? Obviously we must, with all possible speed, reduce the birth rate to the point where it does not exceed the death rate.
“The Pill” has not yet been invented. When and if it is invented, how can it be distributed to the many hundreds of millions of potential mothers (or, if it is a pill that works upon the male, potential fathers) who will have to take it if the birth rate of the species is to be reduced? And, given existing social customs and the forces of cultural and psychological inertia, how can those who ought to take the pill, but don’t want to, be persuaded to change their minds?”
Concern over the growth of the human population, which often coincides with eugenic notions of controlling who is able to be born, has been the pet cause of elites for decades, because it’s the one agenda that allows them to determine the direct fate of humankind while feeling like a god, something that George Soros himself has admitted. Almost every modern degeneracy you witness, from feminism to gay marriage, has the effect of reducing the population while at the same time condemning souls who participate in them.
If you accept the belief that Satan is the grand orchestrator of all evil on Earth, his goal would include reducing the number of souls that enter heaven through a variety of methods: (1) preventing human beings from being born, (2) sacrificing conceived humans before birth through abortion, and (3) deceiving the living with lies that lead to eternal hellfire. The human elites who rule us under their thumbs, while powerful in the earthly sense, are mere pawns in Satan’s game. Neither their riches nor their power will help them in the slightest when they face God after death.
Increasing concentration of power
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 is very likely, worsening economic conditions result 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 executives and their bureaucratic managers.
Permanent crisis justified permanent control of everybody and everything by the agencies of the central government.
Coronavirus is a great example. Here is a “crisis” that requires the government to act, and through that action it restricts the freedom of citizens while allowing massive transfers of wealth and power from the middle class to the existing elites, particularly in Silicon Valley. Huxley may have written this book in 1958, but the idea remains exactly the same in our own time. Either gradually or suddenly, we lose our freedoms and become serfs of the elite who control the state with wealth gained through usury, vulture capitalism, and the mandates of scientific tyranny.
Corporations will control all business activity
In a world of mass production and mass distribution the Little Man, with his inadequate stock of working capital, is at a grave disadvantage. In competition with the Big Man, he loses his money and finally his every existence as an independent producer; the Big Man has gobbled him up. As the Little Men disappear, more and more economic power comes to be wielded by fewer and fewer people. Under a dictatorship the Big Business, made possible by advancing technology and the consequent ruin of Little Business, is controlled by the State—that is to say, by a small group of party leaders and the soldiers, policemen and civil servants who carry out their orders.
Small businesses were possible in the United States, at least until 2020, especially related to food and hospitality, but that has been deemed too threatening to the oligarchs. The serfs must have their freedom, leisure, and choices constrained. Through the pretext of coronavirus, those businesses have been annihilated so that we become utterly dependent on Amazon, Walmart, and junk food chicken sandwiches delivered via apps that monitor you programmatically. Unless you directly serve the elites by working at one of their corporations (remember that transgender acceptance training is coming up this Friday) or you go the blue-collar route and become a tradesman, it will become increasingly difficult to earn your daily bread in an entrepreneurial fashion.
The Power Elite
This Power Elite directly employs several millions of the country’s working force in its factories, offices and stores, controls many millions more by lending them the money to buy its products, and, through its ownership of the media of mass communication, influences the thoughts, the feelings and the actions of virtually everybody.
Huxley talks through both sides of his mouth. On one hand he is warning us about the freedoms we are on the verge of losing while on the other he was providing the oligarchs with material and intellectual aid in secret meetings to help them exert their plans over humanity. He ran a good hustle by profiting from both the elites directly and through the serfs (via book sales) while pretending to enlighten the masses.
Modern society is sick
Dr. Erich Fromm: “Our contemporary Western society, in spite of its material, intellectual and political progress, is increasingly less conducive to mental health, and tends to undermine the inner security, happiness, reason and the capacity for love in the individual; it tends to turn him into an automaton who pays for his human failure with increasing mental sickness, and with despair hidden under a frantic drive for work and so-called pleasure.”
We are in a scientific dictatorship
In the more efficient dictatorships of tomorrow there will probably be much less violence than under Hitler and Stalin. The future dictator’s subjects will be painlessly regimented by a corps of highly trained social engineers.
The survival of democracy depends on the ability of large numbers of people to make realistic choices in the light of adequate information. A dictatorship, on the other hand, maintains itself by censoring or distorting the facts, and by appealing, not to reason, not to enlightened self-interest, but to passion and prejudice, to the powerful “hidden forces,” as Hitler called them, present in the unconscious depths of every human mind.
Under the relentless thrust of accelerating over-population and increasing over-organization, and by means of ever more effective methods of mind-manipulation, the democracies will change their nature; the quaint old forms—election, parliaments, Supreme Courts and all the rest—will remain. The underlying substance will be a new kind of non-violent totalitarianism. All the traditional names, all the hallowed slogans will remain exactly what they were in the good old days. Democracy and freedom will be the theme of every broadcast and editorial—but democracy and freedom in a strictly Pickwickian sense. Meanwhile the ruling oligarchy and its highly trained elite of soldiers, policemen, thoughts-manufacturers and mind-manipulators will quietly run the show as they see fit.
Seventy years ago, Huxley explained our modern-day governance better than I could. Either he is the greatest prophet that modern man has seen or he was simply attending the meetings that planned out the future. We are essentially living in a material reality that was planned by men who have been in the grave for decades.
The deception behind marketing
“We no longer buy oranges, we buy vitality. We do not buy just an auto, we buy prestige.” And so with all the rest. In toothpaste, for example, we buy, not a mere cleanser and antiseptic, but release from the fear of being sexually repulsive. In vodka and whisky we are not buying a protoplasmic poison which in small doses, may depress the nervous system in a psychologically valuable way; we are buying friendliness and good fellowship, the warmth of Dingley Dell and the brilliance of the Mermaid Tavern.
Don’t listen to modern music
For the commercial propagandist, as for his colleagues in the fields of politics and religion, music possesses yet another advantage. Nonsense which would be shameful for a reasonable being to write, speak or hear spoken can be sung or listened to by that same rational being with pleasure and even with a kind of intellectual conviction. Can we learn to separate the pleasure of singing or of listening to song from the all too human tendency to believe in the propaganda which the song is putting over?
The trick they’ve mastered is to engineer “music” that releases dopamine while slapping the most degenerate lyrics imaginable atop it. Understand that only a few musicians gain access to the top producers who create the catchiest melodies and rhythms that can become hits. The owners of the music industry then task a music writer to jam pack as much sex and immorality into an individual song, and then the actor known as the singer will “sing” the song with the aid of advanced computer technology. While there is a profit motive to music, its main goal is to serve the agenda of the elites. Once you consent to listen to a song that is instantly pleasing on your ear in a way that an Orthodox hymn may not, you are now susceptible to abiding by the lyrics, or at least not objecting to the behavior featured. Even music from the 70s and 80s contain messages that created all manner of false idols, most usually the notion of eternal romantic love.
Public schools abuse children through repetitive programming
“Think,” writes Mr. Clyde Miller ecstatically, “think of what it can mean to your firm in profits if you can condition a million or ten million children, who will grow up into adults trained to buy your product, as soldiers are trained in advance when they hear the trigger words, Forward march!” Yes, just think of it! And at the same time remember that the dictators and the would-be dictators have been thinking about this sort of thing for years, and that millions, tens of million, hundreds of millions of children are in the process of growing up to buy the local despot’s ideological product and, like well-trained soldiers, to respond with appropriate behavior to the trigger words implanted in those young minds by the despot’s propagandists.
Using extreme stress (i.e. torture) to change behavior
[Pavlov learns that] on their way to the point of final breakdown, dogs become more than normally suggestible. New behavior patterns can easily be installed while the dog is at or near the limit of its cerebral endurance, and these new behavior patterns seem to be ineradicable. The animal in which they have been implanted cannot be deconditioned; that which it has learned under stress will remain an integral part of its make-up.
…it has been found that the deliberate induction of fear, rage or anxiety markedly heightens the dog’s suggestibility. If these emotion are kept at a high pitch of intensity for a long enough time, the brain goes “on strike.” When this happens, new behavior patterns may be installed with the greatest of ease.
If the indoctrination is given in the right way at the proper stage of nervous exhaustion, it will work. Under favorable conditions, practically everybody can be converted to practically anything.
Historically, war has been used by regimes to make wholesale changes to human behavior, but what if humans have become so weak that they can’t even endure a war? Then a fake pandemic will suffice. Businesses are closed down to simulate a military invasion, random lockdowns simulate an unexpected bombing, and the covering of the face simulates a poison gas attack. The human is just as frightened as in a real war, if not more since they have been conditioned to fear an enemy they can’t see or perceive.
Realize that even if the fake pandemic ends today, many people will continue to wear a face mask for the rest of their lives while fearing public spaces. The longer the crisis continues, the more lasting that behavior change will be.
Slaves who think they are free
It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison, and yet not free—to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.
Any bird that has learned how to grub up a good living without being compelled to use its wings will soon renounce the privilege of flight and remain forever grounded. Something analogous is true of human beings. If the bread is supplied regularly and copiously three times a day, many of them will be perfectly content to live by bread alone—or at least by bread and circuses alone.
Nothing, except the absence of freedom; for when things go badly, and the rations are reduced, the grounded dodos will clamor again for their wings—only to renounce them, yet once more, when times grow better and the dodo-farmers become more lenient and generous.
You may be wondering: how can humans be so dumb? How can they not see that the choices they make are enslaving them? The answer is that they choose this way of life. They have willingly, voluntarily, and methodically chosen comfort and security above serving God, Who demands that we turn away from this world and all that it provides us to prepare for the next life. Therefore, it’s not a matter of intelligence that so many people are enslaved by the elites, but that the deadness of their spirit demands it, for if you do not have God, all you have left are pornography and Netflix, which the elites promise you as long as you obey them. Those who choose for Lord Jesus Christ can at least recognize the truth of their material reality, but otherwise it is a hopeless matter to help those who want to remain in a state of deception.
Did you say… adrenochrome?
Within the body, hitherto unknown chemical substances such as adrenochrome and serotonin (of which Dr. Page was a co-discoverer) have been isolated and their far-reaching effects on our mental and physical functions are now being investigated.
Rumor has it that adrenochrome, which is released into the bloodstream by a frightened human, is a powerful stimulant and aphrodisiac used by the elites during rituals involving the abuse of children.
The end of history
Under a scientific dictator education will really work—with the result that most men and women will grow up to live their servitude and will never dream of revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should ever be overthrown.
The answer is reaction, not revolution, but first we have to ask what Christ demands of us. Does he want us to take up arms to “fix” the world from the evil-doers, or does he want us to keep our eyes and heart on Him to endure a spiritual struggle for greater rewards in Heaven?
It was disturbing to read this book because Huxley might as well have been commenting on the year 2021, not 1958. Apparently, we are mere participants in a script that he and others have long ago written, and while our free will is preserved, it’s easy to see how seductive this scientific script is for most of humanity who only care about what appears in front of their noses. As Christians, our duty is to persevere through the growing evil of this age, and let others cast their lot as they see fit.
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