"I always wondered what it was about politics and government that was wrong.
Now, since reading some books by Aldous Huxley,
I've suddenly found out what it's all about."

UNBRAVE NEW WORLD ORDER

"The motto seems to be:
'Keep the people happy with a few fags and beer
and they won't ask any questions.'"
~ John Lennon

Not that long ago [this written in 2001] I read Aldous Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD for the first time and I was amazed at how much of an "inside track" he so obviously had. He wrote the book in 1931 and Orwell developed many of its concepts in 1948 while writing '1984'.

It's conjectured that Huxley belonged to the stable of futuristic writers the powers-that-be employ to speak between-the-lines to the masses in the form of science fiction (others of his day include H G Wells and modern counterparts are Kurt Vonnegut, Tom Clancy etc). In other words, he was smiled upon, and wrote for, to quote Orwell:

"the anonymous directing brains who coordinate the whole effort from somewhere deep inside the Ministry of Truth where the whole process of composing a novel, from the general directive issued by the Planning Committee down to the final touch-up by the Rewrite Squad occurred."

Whereas in writing '1984' Orwell relied on historical precedence and intelligent projection, it seems Huxley was in-the-know regarding actual specifics.

This section of Orwell Today will post stories and commentary that relate to themes from BRAVE NEW WORLD. ~ Jackie Jura


You think you are free? (Western World a combination of 1984 and Brave New World). Gulf News, Feb 26, 2008

JOHN WINSTON LENNON SMITH

Antidepressants cause suicide in kids (FDA wants black-box warning on: Anafranil, Aventyl, Celexa, Cymbalta, Desyrel, Effexor, Elavil, Lexapro, Ludiomil, Luvox, Marplan, Nardil, Norpramin, Pamelor, Parnate, Paxil, Pexeva, Prozac, Remeron, Sarafem, Serzone, Sinequan, Surmontil, Symbyax, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM, Triavil, Vivactil, Wellbutrin, Zoloft & Zyban). AP NewsFlash, Oct 18, 2004

ORWELL'S WIFE'S BRAVE NEW WORLD POEM:
Orwell's wife Eileen had died on March 29th, 1945, a month after Orwell had left for Europe as war correspondent for the Observer newspaper. The last word in the unfinished letter she'd been writing him before she died was "clock" which is found in the first sentence of "1984". In her previous letter she had described to him her hatred of London and her wish that he would stop wasting his energy on journalism and move to the country where they could raise their child and he could write what she believed would be a masterpiece. Her funeral was on April 3rd and in "1984" Winston starts his diary on "April 4th". Also, Orwell may have been honouring Eileen when he named "1984" because she had written a futuristic poem in 1934 entitled END OF THE CENTURY, 1984, which was based on her recent reading of Huxley's BRAVE NEW WORLD. In her poem she describes the future fifty years down the road when,

'Shakespeare's bones are quiet at last,
...No book disturbs the lucid line,
For sun-bronzed scholars tune their thought
To telepathic Station 9
From where they know just what they ought,
...mental cremation that should banish
Relics, philosophies and colds'

poem by Eileen Blair, found in Gordon Bowker's biography 'Inside George Orwell', page 382

~ WAR BY DRUGS (reader wants safe illegal drugs)

Brain pills for all urges UK gov't scientist. Sun/Times, Jun 7, 2006

Medical journal advocates LSD in labs (ecstasy & magic mushrooms too for stress disorder & headache). Guardian, Apr 14, 2006

~ LSD A CIA PROJECT

~ BE LEERY OF LEARY ON JFK

~ DRUG WAR & PEACE

~ THINKING INSIDE YOUR SKULL (mind manipulation & control technologies are being used today)

~ SHAKESPEARE IN BRAVE NEW WORLD

~ SOMA IN ALDOUS HUXLEY'S BRAVE NEW WORLD

~ BRAVE NEW WORLD: SOMA, SHAKESPEARE, AND SUICIDE: THE TERRORS OF TECHNO UTOPIA

~ HUMAN BLOOD & HORSE PISS (beyond 1984 is Brave New World)

~ Reader & Jackie Jura discuss Huxley and Orwell

~ HUXLEY SUICIDED ON LSD (he chose November 22, 1963 as the day to die)

~ Reader asks: Can Brave New World be read in schools?

~ PROCREATION IN BRAVE NEW WORLD

~ ELECTRIC SHOCK BOOK-HATING

~ SLEEP-TEACHING IN BRAVE NEW WORLD

~ SEX WITH CHILDREN IN BRAVE NEW WORLD

~ BRAVE NEW WORLD, the book in its entirety

~ THE BRAVE NEW WORLD OF 2001, by Kjos Ministries

~ HUXLEY MENTIONED ANTHRAX IN BRAVE NEW WORLD, by Jackie Jura

~ ANTHRAX MOVIE, written by David Schultz

~ RAELIAN BIBLE STORY (first human cloning). Telegraph, May 2, 2003

My own private Orwell (high priest of dystopia still matters, with comparisons to Huxley etc). HartfordNews, Jun 21, 2003

Ecstasy promoters hope FDA approves (same family as heroin, cocaine, LSD). Seattle Post-Intelligencer, May 9, 2002

Put to the test (Canadians take $540-million worth of anti-depressants each year). National Post, Mar 4, 2002

Learning disabilities redefined as neurological (instead of training educators how to teach). Feb 6, 2002

'Wrongful life' ruling outrages ethicists (people affected by Down Syndrome targeted). National Post, Dec 15, 2001

Jackie Jura
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