Skip to comments.THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 3-9-12
Posted on 03/09/2012 2:51:16 PM PST by dynachrome
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I’ve been using this one since kcmo booted the Doc.
(Source: Letters of Aldous Huxley; Image: George Orwell (via) & Aldous Huxley (via).)
21 October, 1949
Dear Mr. Orwell,
It was very kind of you to tell your publishers to send me a copy of your book. It arrived as I was in the midst of a piece of work that required much reading and consulting of references; and since poor sight makes it necessary for me to ration my reading, I had to wait a long time before being able to embark on Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Agreeing with all that the critics have written of it, I need not tell you, yet once more, how fine and how profoundly important the book is. May I speak instead of the thing with which the book deals the ultimate revolution? The first hints of a philosophy of the ultimate revolution the revolution which lies beyond politics and economics, and which aims at total subversion of the individual’s psychology and physiology are to be found in the Marquis de Sade, who regarded himself as the continuator, the consummator, of Robespierre and Babeuf. The philosophy of the ruling minority in Nineteen Eighty-Four is a sadism which has been carried to its logical conclusion by going beyond sex and denying it. Whether in actual fact the policy of the boot-on-the-face can go on indefinitely seems doubtful. My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World. I have had occasion recently to look into the history of animal magnetism and hypnotism, and have been greatly struck by the way in which, for a hundred and fifty years, the world has refused to take serious cognizance of the discoveries of Mesmer, Braid, Esdaile, and the rest.
Partly because of the prevailing materialism and partly because of prevailing respectability, nineteenth-century philosophers and men of science were not willing to investigate the odder facts of psychology for practical men, such as politicians, soldiers and policemen, to apply in the field of government. Thanks to the voluntary ignorance of our fathers, the advent of the ultimate revolution was delayed for five or six generations. Another lucky accident was Freud’s inability to hypnotize successfully and his consequent disparagement of hypnotism. This delayed the general application of hypnotism to psychiatry for at least forty years. But now psycho-analysis is being combined with hypnosis; and hypnosis has been made easy and indefinitely extensible through the use of barbiturates, which induce a hypnoid and suggestible state in even the most recalcitrant subjects.
Within the next generation I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency. Meanwhile, of course, there may be a large scale biological and atomic war in which case we shall have nightmares of other and scarcely imaginable kinds.
Thank you once again for the book.
Personally I think Limbaugh is handling this pretty well.. he's making it appear that scores of new listeners are tuning it to see what this guy is all about. IOW the left's Mau-Mauing, threats, and actual violence are all benefiting Rush.
I think Rush should watch comments like this morning he said something like "listening to me is the greatest joy you can have but I cannot have it because I am me."
Like I said earlier, I tuned in Rush his first day on the air in Sacramento in 1984 and I said "What the hell is this? Who is this guy?" It took two weeks of listening for me to "get it" and though I disagree with Rush on things I am a fan.
Pink slime is what you will be fed, citizen, and you will like it!
Things like pink slime really irritate me.
That’s when I reach for Pine Brothers softish throat drops.
I don’t think that flavor combination works too well....
I was thinking of them like an after-dinner mint. You know, after that beef brains entree. (I’m not sure if that’s left brain or right brain that Savage was talking about.)
the sub for grouchy yesterday was going on and on about pink slime (i was in the car so i listened-what the heck right?)
skipping the show today thanks for the heads up about the topics-i am really not listening much anymore to his show at all
oh well i’ll find another to listen to while i do my housework :D
I remember my grade school teacher telling us that peanut butter had protien in it because some ants inevitably get mixed in the process. I was 9 years old, I thought that was cool.