Huxley’s ‘Brave New World’ is Published. A Futuristic Novel of a Dystopian Society whose Subjects are Programmed to Enjoy their Subjugation to a Totalitarian Government

Huxley believes society is controlled by an “impersonal force”, a ruling elite, which manipulates the population using various methods.

“Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare; and this impersonal pushing is being consciously accelerated by representatives of commercial and political organizations who have developed a number of new techniques for manipulating, in the interest of some minority, the thoughts and feelings of the masses.”

The title, ‘Brave New World‘, comes from Miranda’s speech in Shakespeare’s The Tempest: “Oh, wonder! / How many goodly creatures are there here! / How beauteous mankind is! Oh brave new world, / That has such people in’t.”

It is set in the London of the distant future – AD 2540 – and describes a fictional society inspired by two things:

  1. Huxley’s imaginative extrapolation of scientific and social trends;
  2. and his first visit to the US, in which he was struck by how a population could apparently be rendered docile by advertising and retail therapy.

As an intellectual who was fascinated by science, he guessed (correctly, as it turned out) that scientific advances would eventually give humans powers that had hitherto been regarded as the exclusive preserve of the gods. And his encounters with industrialists like Alfred Mond led him to think that societies would eventually be run on lines inspired by the managerial rationalism of mass production (“Fordism”) – which is why the year 2540 AD in the novel is “the Year of Our Ford 632”.

In the novel (see video summary) Huxley describes the mass production of children by what we would now call in vitro fertilisation; interference in the development process of infants to produce a number of “castes” with carefully modulated levels of capacities to enable them to fit without complaining into the various societal and industrial roles assigned to them; and Pavlovian conditioning of children from birth.

In this world nobody falls ill, everyone has the same lifespan, there is no warfare, and institutions and marriage and sexual fidelity are dispensed with. Huxley’s dystopia is a totalitarian society, ruled by a supposedly benevolent dictatorship whose subjects have been programmed to enjoy their subjugation through conditioning and the use of a narcotic drug – soma – that is less damaging and more pleasurable than any narcotic known to us. The rulers of Brave New World have solved the problem of making people love their servitude.

Which brings us back to the two Etonian bookends of our future. On the Orwellian front, we are doing rather well – as the revelations of Edward Snowden have recently underlined. We have constructed an architecture of state surveillance that would make Orwell gasp. And indeed for a long time, for those of us who worry about such things, it was the internet’s capability to facilitate such comprehensive surveillance that attracted most attention.

In the process, however, we forgot about Huxley’s intuition. We failed to notice that our runaway infatuation with the sleek toys produced by the likes of Apple and Samsung – allied to our apparently insatiable appetite for Facebook, Google and other companies that provide us with “free” services in exchange for the intimate details of our daily lives – might well turn out to be as powerful a narcotic as soma was for the inhabitants of Brave New World. So even as we remember CS Lewis, let us spare a thought for the writer who perceived the future in which we would come to love our digital servitude.

Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” (1931) was not so much science fiction as prophecy based on the author’s insider knowledge of Illuminati plans. We have the privilege of living in a world that is starting to morph into Huxley’s.

In Huxley’s “Brave New World” everyone is encouraged to watch television and consume the ubiquitous drug Soma. Soma is a hallucinogenic that replicates religious experiences, eliminating God and the need for religion. Soma and television are complementary.

TV is the most efficient means for brainwashing and controlling society. Television has a “magical effect”, one of excitement, of induction of sensations of pleasure and inflaming the imagination. TV is not imposed by force on people; it is desired by the population.

Recreational sex is also an integral part of society. According to “The World State” (New World Order Government), sex is a social activity, not a means of reproduction, and sexual activity, including homosexuality, is encouraged from early childhood. Fertile women are conditioned to use birth control.

The maxim “everyone belongs to everyone else” (sexually) is repeated often, and the idea of a “family” is considered pornographic. Love and emotional relationships are rendered obsolete because they are no longer needed.

Marriage, natural birth, parenthood, and pregnancy are considered too obscene to be mentioned in casual conversation. Thus, “society has advanced to a new level of sexual comprehension”.

The population is limited to no more than two billion people, and everyone is promised happiness. Natural reproduction has been done away with, and children are decanted and raised in “Hatcheries” and “Conditioning Centres.” No more family relationship; no more mothers and fathers; no more grand parents, brothers and sisters; no cousins, no uncles and aunts, no more family.

In this “satanic idealization” of the human future, totally cut-off from God and healthy human nature, the population of the world is “unified” under “The World State”, where the promise is an eternally peaceful, stable global society in which goods and resources are plentiful.

TEST TUBE REPRODUCTION

Society is divided into five castes. The highest caste is allowed to develop naturally while it matures in its “decanting bottle” (this is the cast of the the rulers), while the lower castes are treated to chemical interference to cause arrested development in intelligence and physical growth.

The castes are Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas, and Epsilons, with each caste further split into “Plus” and “Minus” members. Each Alpha or Beta is the product of one fertilized egg developing into one foetus. The rest are clones obtained from the splitting of one embryo 96 times. One ovary may produce thousands of artificial children.

This artificial production of specialized children bolsters the termite-modeled programming of the society.

EDUCATION

The “hypnopaedic process” is the process in which they teach the embryos all the lessons “THEY” want them to know. Children are conditioned from birth to value consumption with such platitudes as “buy a new one instead of fixing the old one”, etc.

In The World State, people die at age 60 (people are “mind grafted” to accept euthanasia, — premature death). Death isn’t feared; anyone reflecting upon it is reassured by the knowledge that everyone is happy, and that society goes on. Since no one has family, they have no ties to mourn.

Citizens participate in mock religious services called Solidarity Services, in which they consume large quantities of Soma and sing hymns; the ritual progresses through group hypnosis and climaxes in an orgy of sexual perversity, just as in the “satanic mass.”

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In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, published in 1932, we are provided with a view into a possible future that shows humanity under total control. It’s a world in which babies are created in the laboratory to fit specific job functions and a small number of savages live in the restricted wild lands. Journey to a Brave New World uses examples of news reports and the real history— not always the version taught in the classroom —to show how we are being managed and manipulated to allow for a total tyrannical takeover and massive depopulation that could lead us to Huxley’s vision.

For over six years, author David Watts has undertaken deep research into the real history of the world and the ways in which it is being manipulated toward a future that only benefits an elite few. He provides many news reports, official documents and quotes from the so called ‘elites’ to piece the puzzle together. He presents a cohesive exploration of what to expect in the future if we don’t become involved in determining our own fate.

Journey to a Brave New World seeks to help everyone to put the pieces together, deprogram, and understand both how we are being manipulated and how we can change direction now.

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