Thursday, October 23, 2014

These are not instruction manuals

Somewhere I recall someone making the point that modern governments are acting is if George Orwell's 1984 was less of a warning than an instruction manual.

Now it seems like Silicon Valley is using Aldous Huxley's Brave New World as an instruction manual.

What does it say that the two greatest dystopias of twentieth-century fiction have been the most reliable guides to life in the twenty-first?

1 comment:

  1. It should not seem too great of an irony, as both Orwell and Huxley were within the 'society of helpers' allied with the combine that plotted to smash Europe and the sovereign state, religion, tradition, along with completely rewriting history on behalf of the Anglo-American Empire.
    The joke was that 'Big Brother' was always the other guy who was trying to take over the world - until it was too late to recognize the obvious.


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