posted on Jul, 2 2015 @ 05:01 AM
a reply to: Reverbs
I think a lot of people misunderstood the intention of Brave New World....I got a cautionary tale out of it, not the worship of the fictional
"Utopian" state and the Savage Reservation, but tales of that nature are not always universal in their translation. If I recall correctly, the book
was actually perceived as an absolute abomination and banned in many areas because of it's suggestion to abolish the family unit in favor of genetic
In Brave New World Revisited, he went further to explain the parallels of the world he was already living in and the same applied methodologies he
modeled the "Utopian" model of. I don't believe he was really advocating a dispassionate and clinical substitute for natural law, but rather taking
an extreme case of scientific engineering gone to extremes, hence the reason John the Savage (the Everyman, a possible reflection of Huxley himself?)
struggling to understand the profoundly inhuman landscape he found himself trapped in.
John didn't fit into either world. In one he was abused and punished for being himself, and in the other he was given celebrity status and surrounded
by people who fawned over his every move, but with whom he had no deeper connection because such was impossible due to their conditioning.
I believe John was a representation of how isolated and alone Huxley felt from the rest of the world.
I kinda relate in some ways and have a deep relationship with the major thematics covered in that work, but I'm certainly not implying everyone has to
like it. Nor do I think everyone will have the same level of connection I experienced while reading. But that's ok - the wonderful thing about books
is that if one doesn't suit you, there is always an alternative to explore.
The Perennial Philosophy was a mainstay in my backpack for many years, but it was during a time when I was going through much chaos and somehow I lost
my copy. It really is a wonderful and worldly perspective and could most definitely use another comprehensive read.