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Aldous Huxley 1958 Interview

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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 02:23 AM
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Sometimes I love the tube, just search for Aldous Huxley here
Or watch this interview

In it he talks about a lot very interesting stuff, scientific dictatorship, technocrats as we call them, mind control, brainwashing of the masses, the decline of freedom, drugs, overpopulation,... it has absolutely basic knowledge for ATS lovers written all over it.

Who is Aldous Huxley


Enjoy. Happy free Sunday, Slaves.




posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 02:40 AM
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There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldous Huxley


As a child, Huxley's nickname was "Ogie", short for "Ogre". He was described by his brother, Julian, as someone who frequently contemplated the strangeness of things.
Some would say he was a prophet, brilliant, like Terence McKenna or Timothy Leary.

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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 02:59 AM
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a reply to: Peeple





Enjoy. Happy free Sunday, Slaves.


Do you really have a free sunday ? I'm not sure I believe it.....



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 03:01 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Aldous was very cool. Though I think we have moved on since then. Orwell, however, has something to teach politicians and the people as long as there exists people and politics on the planet. Let's face it wherever there are people there is politics.

I was interested to chat to you, but you did not even do me the courtesy of a message reply? You could have at least been polite to me. Oh well, I had mistaken you as kinder than that???

Bye.



EDIT: If you read Aldous' "The Doors of Perception" it will become evident that his perception was very 1920s intellectual, half way between science and speculation. "Brave New World" is a good novel, still, but time has proved that Orwell's concerns, observations and criticisms keep cropping up time and time again in all kinds of political systems.

Aldous was trendy British intellectual gone all feral and liberal out in Hollywood. There is a whole tradition of that. Orwell got down dirty, down and out in Paris and London. They both had health issues a lot of their lives. Wonderful writers and thinkers. Aldous even wrote to Orwell congratulating him on "1984". Orwell was no doubt influenced by Aldous' "Brave New World" and there would probably not have been a "1984" without the earlier work.


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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 03:40 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

The fact that in the western world's we our flooded with infomation. Whilst having "a common social drug" alcohol. That the masses continuously indulge in which leaves there perceptions of whack. an leads to unprotected gratification on an enormous scale. Surley hasn't gone over your head. Orwell was correct that the government would become malevolent, oppressive, war mongering, down right hypocritical and would warp our perception with news speak "lingo,jargon and slang" but Huxley showed us the way they would implement it. Unfortunately for these two they taught the future governments how to.control the future. These books where self fulfilling prophecys, both of these ideas some how became mashed together an we see alot of both of them in our world. Soma is alcohol and those Lil mental health prescriptions they give you.
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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 06:20 AM
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originally posted by: Revolution9
a reply to: Peeple

Aldous was very cool.

Aldous was trendy British intellectual gone all feral and liberal out in Hollywood. There is a whole tradition of that. Orwell got down dirty, down and out in Paris and London. They both had health issues a lot of their lives. Wonderful writers and thinkers. Aldous even wrote to Orwell congratulating him on "1984". Orwell was no doubt influenced by Aldous' "Brave New World" and there would probably not have been a "1984" without the earlier work.



Jeepers.

And it would have been totally groovy if Aldous and George were around to socialise in the 80's when things were really starting to cook. There were more than a few of those scarface-cunnimoon and have-a-snort hangings displayed over the the counter at booze dispensaries, do you remember? Throw Zamyatin in the mix and we're self-sufficient, ready for a particularly pneumatic lift off. My goodness. I'm not sure what caused me to think of that. Some joints even rigged a few mars bars above the wall mirrors, set to flash about thirty secs after the spoon was activated, to feed the girl.

The funny thing is I never see these artifacts at garage sales, so prolly it's still going on somewhere.
We should try and find it.

# 837
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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:14 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

Trivia.

Jim Morrison named the band " The Doors " after "The Doors of Perception".

Some may know this already.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:24 AM
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a reply to: Plotus

Brilliant and wonderful language. Next to Douglas Adams and others the reason I love English so much. Lovecraft fits in with it too.
Also love McKenna and he might be right with looking for the answer why humans are so different are psychoactive drugs, mushrooms. Astrology gave birth to maths and I imagine druids and priests laying around super high observing the stars at night.
Creativity is drugs with restriction. They all paired it with discipline.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:25 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I know, that's why I said basic knowledge.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:26 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

The most interesting part to me is the scientific dictatorship and their methods, the experiments done back then...



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:32 AM
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I think out current reality has shades of both Huxley and Orwell.

Look at how we are encouraged into a "feel good" type of lifestyle where instant gratification is the most important consideration. There is the constant move to normalize and gratify every type of sexual urge and fetish. If you argue there ought to be self-control, you are called a prude and denigrated. We are pushing into the same kind of regime with drugs and a strong legalization push for intoxicants of every type.

That was far more Huxley than it ever was Orwell.

The empty pleasures of Huxley are being used to attempt to distract us from the worsening restrictions and severe control measures of the Orwell style state.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:34 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: Revolution9

The most interesting part to me is the scientific dictatorship and their methods, the experiments done back then...


And you see a lot of people today being groomed to merely accept so-called science because a scientist said so.

Look at how many idolize Bill Nye the science guy even though he's an engineer (simple bachelors in engineering) and has never worked at science a day in his life. He's an entertainer, but because he has the popular perception as a "science guy" he is put on the same pedestal as a perceived expert and given an unquestioned voice of authority by many.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:41 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

He expanded on all that in this speech at Berkeley. Prophetic stuff, actually.


"And it seems to me perfectly in the cards that there will be within the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing ⦠a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda, brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods."

Aldous Huxley - The Ultimate Revolution




posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:43 AM
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originally posted by: UK2315
a reply to: Revolution9

The fact that in the western world's we our flooded with infomation. Whilst having "a common social drug" alcohol. That the masses continuously indulge in which leaves there perceptions of whack. an leads to unprotected gratification on an enormous scale. Surley hasn't gone over your head. Orwell was correct that the government would become malevolent, oppressive, war mongering, down right hypocritical and would warp our perception with news speak "lingo,jargon and slang" but Huxley showed us the way they would implement it. Unfortunately for these two they taught the future governments how to.control the future. These books where self fulfilling prophecys, both of these ideas some how became mashed together an we see alot of both of them in our world. Soma is alcohol and those Lil mental health prescriptions they give you.


This Cat is/was a visual thinker......Autism spectrum makes visual thinkers....extended function of the Pineal Gland beyond 7-8 years of age builds a visual thinker.....a visual thinker uses PATTERN RECOGNITION and conceptual waypoints to view the entire world.....you cannot lie to them for very long.....they instinctively see the big picture and notice any changes even the slightest and they can see both ends of the impact spectrum connected to any level of change.

These are the people Kings had as their closest consultants....look up Autodidact Intuitive Empath.......and learn why the internet is NOT and never will be top dog.....lol...the human mind is always going to be superior ...always.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:49 AM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I identified more with Benji in Faulkners Sound and the Fury 1929.



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: ketsuko & a reply to: PublicOpinion

The drug is called "Soma" that's so good it's almost mean.

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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 08:35 AM
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Soma sounds like crap with oma.



Well. We have oxy-morons everywhere and a prescription drug epidemic in the States right now, that's pretty close already. And then there's captagon...

These Are the People Making Captagon, the Drug ISIS Fighters Take to Feel ‘Invincible’



posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 08:53 AM
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originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: ketsuko & a reply to: PublicOpinion

The drug is called "Soma" that's so good it's almost mean.


weird i call it beer.




posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 08:58 AM
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a reply to: Reverbs

1959, a year after the interview

that's...cynical I guess? Speechless.


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posted on Jul, 30 2017 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: Peeple

The man who predicted the rise of Hook Up culture, its problems and the erosion of traditional values.
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