Aldous Huxley: Enemies of Freedom

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:02 PM
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Aldous Huxley was not only an author of the famous The Doors of Perception, which rose to become an important cornerstone of the hippie movement in the 1960’s. His teachings went beyond investigating the nature of reality and our perception thereof.

He also wrote on highly political and sensitive topics. His Brave New World has many things in common with George Orwells 1984 and the more recent movie called Idiocracy. The following is an interview conducted by Mike Wallace on ABC on the 18th May 1958, about 5 years before Huxley’s death.








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The points Huxley is making are astonishing and very daring. Even though he wrote Enemies of Freedom during a time of widespread fear of communist Russia, they have never been more relevant than today. During this 30 minute interview, Mr. Huxley summarised his opinion of the greatest dangers to our personal freedom in the coming 25 – 100 years.


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I just thought this was a great interview, especially considering the date, by a man who it seems was well ahead of his time.

Like George Orwell, who Huxley mentions, it seems Aldous Huxley was a visionary who could see the writing on the wall very early on and was able to make some brilliant observations.

"Most ignorance is vincible ignorance. We don't know because we don't want to know"
- Aldous Huxley



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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:09 PM
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Interesting, the interview was exactly 30 years before I was born.

I have read Brave new world and 1984 for my English class, visionary books and quite scary to see them come true.

Too bad I have more to watch, I will check it soon, thx for posting this.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:25 PM
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Just giving this a bump because everyone has lost their tongue today


"All that is needed is money and a candidate who can be coached to look sincere. Political principles and plans for specific action have come to lose most of their importance. The personality of the candidate, the way he is projected by the advertising experts, these are the things that really matter.”
- Aldous Huxley, “Enemies of Freedom”

The Ultimate Revoltution


This is a lecture given by a powerful member of an elite family to an elite university (UC Berkeley). It describes the ultimate dictatorship powers available to the ruling class today thanks to technology, psychology, and a physiological understanding of the human brain. Reveals that the majority of people are very suggestible via simple hypnosis techniques, and gives some examples. A fascinating glimpse into the world of the elite.

Remember “ultimate” means “last.” The technotronic revolution is meant to be the final revolution, after which revolution will no longer be possible because our brains will not be capable of forming such concepts as resistance or revolution.




Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Happiness as a weapon used by dictators instead of repression.

"There will be in the next generation or so a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, 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."




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:36 PM
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Thank you so much for posting these videos. I am a huge fan of Huxley and didn't know they existed.


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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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aldous huxley is an illuminati, as are all these supposed truth seekers who leak illuminati details. Its all apart of their agenda. You cant understand who the enemy is without understanding their philosophy/psychology. check out Carl Jung if you want to get a glimpse into their sick and frightening world.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 05:26 AM
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Originally posted by dontreally
aldous huxley is an illuminati, as are all these supposed truth seekers who leak illuminati details. Its all apart of their agenda. You cant understand who the enemy is without understanding their philosophy/psychology. check out Carl Jung if you want to get a glimpse into their sick and frightening world.


Why do you say this?

Is it because in October 1930 Huxley dined with Aleister Crowley in Berlin?

Any other 'evidence' to back up that claim?



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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I'm thinking that user said that because Aldeous Huxley talked about overpopulation first off the bat when he asked what he thought was an enemy of freedom was. There are a lot of conspiracy theories regarding the NWO and depopulation. I don't think Aldeous Huxley here is supporting depopulation, in the sense like the NWO wants, but like he probably was just talking about worrying trends he saw at the time.

I'm watching the videos right now. I'm going to post my opinion after I watch all 3 videos.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 07:03 PM
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I have to say that I really liked the interview. I'll agree with Aldeous Huxley that too much hierarchy and too much organization is too much of a problem in a free-market or big-government kind of society. I'd also agree with him on the media- all of these media things like advertising they're necessary- but like look at what happened during the 2008 election- the election was basically a PR scam.

I imagine that they did something similar when Bush ran for office and probably even when Clinton ran for office. We're being persuaded to vote for people who we may not even want to vote for, and, I don't entirely blame the media- I also blame peer-pressure and how people vote the way their friends do, and that kind of thing.

What he said when he compared the use of television to the use of radio when Hitler was in power is so true. I think that the use of television does have the power to permeate people's rationality and really influence how people think. I'm a big believer in rational choice but I think Aldeous Huxley is spot-on when he says that all of these emotional appeals will bypass our rational system and make us do something we normally wouldn't. I think he's right on the money there.

I agree with him on the drug thing. Though I don't think we're all drugged down to be stupid. I think people are drugged down more in the way he sees it- so people would really be distracted, and act like their body is perfect, or they're superman or something.

Those were great videos! Thanks for posting them.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 05:27 PM
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Excerpt from the Mike Wallace/ Aldous Huxley interview:


HUXLEY: Well, I mean, here, this whole question of children, I think, is a terribly important one because children are quite clearly much more suggestible than the average grownup; and again, suppose that, er...that for one reason or another all the propaganda was in the hands of one or very few agencies, you would have an extraordinarily powerful force playing on these children, who after all are going to grow up and be adults quite soon. I do think that this is not an immediate threat, but it remains a possible threat, and...

WALLACE: You said something to the effect in your essay that the children of Europe used to be called 'cannon fodder' and here in the United States they are 'television and radio fodder.'

HUXLEY: Well, after all, you can read in the trade journals the most lyrical accounts of how necessary it is, to get hold of the children because then they will be loyal brand buyers later on. But I mean, again you just translate this into political terms, the dictator says they all will be ideology buyers when they are grownup.


I do believe that if Huxley had lived to see the nature of the playstation, xbox games etc that children are so addicted to playing today, he would have no trouble in observing such parallels as the wikileaks video dialogue of the U.S. Apache helicopter gunship in Iraq firing upon civilians below.

The dialogue I refer to was when a commander was communicating with the gunman in the helicopter after he was given the go ahead to open fire. I have heard similar dialogue before between two young boys playing simulated playstation war games together: "Keep shootin' ....keep shootin' ....keep shootin'......nice!"

Huxley was wayyyyyy ahead of his time and possessed a brilliant mind.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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I didn't know anything about that, though, that's interesting....

In retrospect, I would probably revise my opinion of Huxley; after all, being born into the Huxley family doesn't make you a eugenicist socialist, as his brother Julian, and his father and grandfather were.

I've read a great deal of Aldous Huxley. I really do enjoy his perspective. However, I still feel a bit wary of him, inasmuch as his philosophy seems to be Gnostic, and his circle of friends were societies intelligentsia.

Even though he spoke out, and derided the plans of his brother Julian, In Brave New World, and Brave New World Revisited, from another perspective, his philosophy appears to be consistent with the New Age movement promoted by the UN (as in, the UN sponsored Lucis Trust), so I'm not sure what to make of him.

Generally speaking, I have ambivalent feelings towards many interesting writers, CG Jung, Frithjof Schuon, Rene Guenon, Aldous Huxley, Terrence Mckenna, and this is primarely because my core philosophy differs from theirs. Nevertheless, I try to quiet those feelings, and give them credit where credit is due.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by dontreally
aldous huxley is an illuminati, as are all these supposed truth seekers who leak illuminati details. Its all apart of their agenda. You cant understand who the enemy is without understanding their philosophy/psychology. check out Carl Jung if you want to get a glimpse into their sick and frightening world.


So in effect your saying his mission was to tell us how it was going to be and condition us for it. Its something to consider.



posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 08:56 PM
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EXCELLENT INTERVIEWS.

I have long believed that the Huxley's were in on the elite's plans--either directly or indirectly.

I found Mike Wallace--ever the globalist shill--and his persistent questions about such things as

"Was freedom necessary?"

and

'Perhaps we should examine the merits of a society where the drones on the bottom worked for the benefit of the queen at the top.'

. . . .I found Mike's questions along such lines to be outrageously treasonous, tyrannical and elitist.

Rather like a lot of the Marxist Kenyan's pontifications . . . with and without his teleprompter.





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