History, unfortunately, is not rational or strictly logical, but a process which takes place in a Vale of Tears.
==Liberty or Equality: The Challenge of Our Time (LvMI) (Erik von Kuhnelt-Leddihn)
What is lacking among all these moralists, whether religious or rational, is an understanding of the brutal character of the behavior of all human collectives, and the power of self-interest and collective egoism in all intergroup relations.
They do not see that the limitations of the human imagination, the easy subservience of reason to prejudice and passion, and the consequent persistence of irrational egoism, particularly in group behavior, make social conflict an inevitability in human history, probably to its very end.
==Reinhold Niebuhr: Major Works on Religion and Politics: (Library of America #263) (Niebuhr, Reinhold)
It would seem that four factors are present when a civilization collapses: (a) Accelerating social and economic inequality (b) Declining marginal returns with regard to investment in organizational solutions to socioeconomic problems (c) Rapidly dropping levels of literacy, critical understanding, and general intellectual awareness (d) Spiritual death—that is, Spengler’s classicism: the emptying out of cultural content and the freezing (or repackaging) of it in formulas—kitsch, in short.
==The Twilight of American Culture (Morris Berman)
On February 17, 1950, James Paul Warburg confidently declared to the United States Senate: “We shall have World Government, whether or not we like it. The only question is whether World Government will be achieved by conquest or consent.
Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”
––Thomas Paine: The American Crisis, No. 4,1777
Like the soma in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, it promotes mass adherence to state ideology. We are fed myths that our governments are essentially well-intentioned; that powerful investors, banks and corporations promote ‘free trade’ and ‘open markets’ while providing responsibly for society’s wants and needs; that state-corporate policies and practices constitute human ‘progress’; and that, in any case, no serious or credible alternatives exist.
==Why Are We The Good Guys?: Reclaiming Your Mind From The Delusions Of Propaganda (David Cromwell)
As we suggested earlier, it’s a primary driver of corporate globalization that every place on Earth should become like every other place on Earth. This creates new investment opportunities for global capital and promotes efficiency in resource management, production planning, marketing, and distribution for millions of commodities and their producers. But the external homogenization process also requires an internal homogenization process—a remake of human beings themselves—our minds, our ideas, our values. The ultimate goal is a global monoculture of human beings that fits nicely with the redesigned external landscape, like so many compatible computers. In the end, corporations seek a mental landscape that nicely matches the physical landscape of freeways, suburbs, franchises, high-rises, clear-cuts, and the sped-up physical life of the commodified world.
Merging with TV values is quickly replacing other ways of life. People everywhere carry identical images and crave the same commodities, from cars to hairsprays to Barbie dolls to iPhones. TV is turning everyone into everyone else. It is effectively cloning cultures to be alike. In Brave New World, Aldous Huxley envisioned a global cloning process taking place via drugs and genetic engineering. We have those too, but TV does just as well, because of the medium’s reach and power, and because of the intentions of its owners.
==The Capitalism Papers: Fatal Flaws of an Obsolete System (Jerry Mander)
Dictatorship. “I think this … the dictatorship of the future … will be very unlike the dictatorships which we’ve been familiar with in the immediate past,” Huxley warned Mike Wallace.
“I think what is going to happen in the future is that dictators will find, as the old saying goes, that you can do everything with bayonets except sit on them. That if you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled.”
Huxley imagined this would be done partly by drugs and partly by propaganda. He was partly right and partly wrong. Yes, drugs are responsible for a certain amount of deadening of the American consciousness, but nowhere near as significantly as video games, the Internet and the entertainment industry in general. These sources of distraction along with the steady blare of propaganda have turned modern man into as willing a slave as ever existed.
Huxley said the modern dictatorship would gain power “by bypassing the …rational side of man and appealing to his subconscious and his deeper emotions and his physiology even, and so making him actually love his slavery. This is the danger: That actually people may be… happy under the new regime, but… they will be happy in situations where they oughtn’t to be happy.”
Huxley’s ‘Enemies of Freedom’ — revisited
Definition of UTOPIA
1: an imaginary and indefinitely remote place
2: a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions
3: an impractical scheme for social improvement
Definition of DYSTOPIA
1: an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives
2: literature: anti-utopia
Many Americans today would quite possibly consider Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” to be a utopia of sorts with its limitless drugs, guilt-free sex, perpetual entertainment and a genetically engineered society designed for maximum economic efficiency and social harmony. Conversely, most free people today would view Orwell’s “1984” as a dystopian nightmare, and shudder to contemplate the terrifying existence under the iron fist of “Big Brother”; the ubiquitous figurehead of a perfectly totalitarian government.
Although both men were of British descent, Huxley was nine years older than Orwell and published Brave New World in 1932, seventeen years before 1984 was released in 1949. Both books are widely considered classics and are included in the Modern Library’s top ten great novels of the twentieth century.
“The name “eugenics” was coined by Galton from a Greek term meaning “wellborn,” and already in 1869 Galton had written a book, Hereditary Genius, which argued that the aristocratic families of the British Empire were in fact, a superior race.”
—TransEvolution: The Coming Age of Human Deconstruction, Daniel Estulin
“Even though it is quite true that any radical policy of controlled human breeding will be for many years politically and psychologically impossible, it will be important for UNESCO to see that the eugenic problem is examined with the greatest care and that the public mind is informed of the issues at stake that much that is now unthinkable may at least become thinkable.”
― UNESCO President and Fabian Socialist, Sir Julian Huxley, in UNESCO: Its Purpose and Its Philosophy, Published 1948 (UNESCO is the world social planning arm of the United Nation)
By Paul Glumaz
While the 20th and 21st centuries have been shaped by British Imperial forces such as the Fabian Society and Rhodes Trust, the ideas and strategy advanced by these secretive organizations were in no way caused by them or even their founders. Rather, it is of dire importance to take a step back a little earlier in time to the period of great global upheaval following Lincoln’s miraculous victory of 1865 against the British-backed confederate uprising.
We must do this in order to investigate the role of another grouping of individuals representing certain evil conceptions around which the dying British Empire re-organized itself. In doing this, the student of universal history will be aided in capturing in their mind’s eye, the birth of the core anti-human concepts in their modern incarnation which were later deployed most aggressively by both the Rhodes Trust and Fabian Society networks for the service of the British Empire.
THE CREATION OF A NEW EMPIRE OF ANTI-SCIENCE
At the beginning of the 19th century, with the success of the American Revolution and its geopolitical implications especially following the re-affirmation of its founding principles in the form of the Union victory of 1865, there was profound optimism about what humanity could discover and develop. On the continent of Europe and in the new American republic, there was an explosion of scientific investigation and invention accompanied by a growing interest in these matters by the general population.
At the same time, a far-flung private empire had emerged around the British East India Company that had consolidated control over global finance and the commerce of the seas. This empire saw in this emerging optimism a mortal threat to its power. It feared most of all the development of the nation-state as the vehicle for expanding scientific progress. This progress would give nations the economic power to resist the empire. But most of all the spirit of progress itself would ennoble the people and make them unwilling to accept subservience to any system of tyranny.
Huxley further went on to point out that: “The supernatural is being swept out of the universe… God can no longer be considered as the controller of the universe…. “Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler, but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.