Saturday, 22 February 2014

Aldous Huxley and the final revolution

At a Tavistock Group conference at California Medical School in 1961, Aldous Huxley, author of ‘Brave New World,’ said this:
"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."
In his 1958 essay, ‘Brave New World Revisited,’ Huxley said:
“In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies, the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions.

In the past most people never got a chance of fully satisfying this appetite… Christmas came but once a year, feasts were ‘solemn and rare,’ there were few readers and very little to read, and the nearest approach to a neighbourhood movie theatre was the parish church, where the performances, though frequent, were somewhat monotonous.

For conditions even remotely comparable to those now prevailing we must return to imperial Rome, where the populace was kept in good humour by frequent, gratuitous doses of many kinds of entertainment, from poetical dramas to gladiatorial fights, from recitations of Virgil to all-out boxing, from concerts to military reviews and public executions. But even in Rome there was nothing like the non-stop distraction now provided by newspapers and magazines, by radio, television and the cinema…

Modern technology has led to the concentration of economic and political power, and to the development of a society controlled by Big Business and Big Government…

A society, most of whose members spend a great part of their time, not on the spot, not here and now and in their calculable future, but somewhere else, in the irrelevant other worlds of sport and soap opera, of mythology and metaphysical fantasy, will find it hard to resist the encroachments of those would manipulate and control it.”
On 20 March 1962, Huxley said this at Berkeley Language Center:
“Today we are faced, I think, with the approach of what may be called the ultimate revolution, the final revolution, where man can act directly on the mind-body of his fellows… We are in process of developing a whole series of techniques which will enable the controlling oligarchy… to get people to love their servitude. This is… the ultimate in malevolent revolutions… to standardize the population, to iron out inconvenient human differences, to create… mass produced models of human beings arranged in some sort of scientific caste system…
If you can get people to consent to the state of affairs in which they’re living, the state of servitude the state of… having their differences ironed out and being made amenable to mass production methods on the social level … you are likely to have a much… more easily controllable society than you would if you were relying wholly on clubs and firing squads and concentration camps…

In the… recent history of brainwashing… we see that the Pavlovian methods have been applied systematically and… with extraordinary efficacy… The conditioning has been driven… into the very depths of the people’s being, and has got so deep that it’s very difficult to ever be rooted out…
There has been a definite improvement in… the techniques of terrorism… The experienced hypnotist will tell one that the number of people, the percentage of people who can be hypnotized with the utmost facility, just like that. is about 20%, and about a corresponding number at the other end of the scale are very, very difficult or almost impossible to hypnotize. But in between lies a large mass of people who can with more or less difficulty be hypnotized…

It was during the late 18th century. early 19th century when the new machines were making possible the factory situation. It was not beyond the wit of man to see what was happening and project into the future and maybe forestall the really dreadful consequences which plagued England and most of western Europe… for sixty or seventy years…

If a certain amount of forethought had been devoted to the problem at that time… I think western humanity might have been spared about three generations of utter misery which had been imposed on the poor at that time…

Our business is to be aware of what is happening, and then to use our imagination to see what might happen, how this might be abused, and then if possible to see that the enormous powers which we now possess thanks to these scientific and technological advances to be used for the benefit of human beings and not for their degradation.”
'The percentage of people who can be hypnotized with the utmost facility, just like that. is about 20%.'

That's the sheeple. The establishment can rely on them.

'A corresponding number at the other end of the scale are very, very difficult or almost impossible to hypnotize.'

That's us. Those who will not be silenced. The establishment wants us gone.

'In between lies a large mass of people who can with more or less difficulty be hypnotized.'

Most of these, like the sheeple, will believe only what they want to believe. But when hit by establishment-created recessions, floods, riots and mass migrations, the personal sufferings of some may cause them to think again.

The more the anti-human plans of the global elite unfold, the more these will come over to us.

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