I’m going to wrap up my Unpleasant Facts series here on what Huxley wrote about in his Brave New World Revisited (1958). Huxley goes on to describe in his overview of BNWR by describing further uses of Propaganda, good and bad, The Art of Selling, Brainwashing, Chemical Persuasion, Subconscious Persuasion, Hyponpaedia or implanting suggestions during a persons sleep, Education for Freedom.
What I find fascinating is the manipulation that we humans do to each other in the quest for control and power over each other. History has shown us many times that we continue to forget those past manipulations only to learn to late after a freedom is gone. Some psyops are subtle while other forms are overt. I can throw some examples out such as the current gun control being used to take our collective minds away from the economy and the unemployment rate still sitting at 8.7 percent. This is only one small example and I don’t need to bore you with more, there are are plenty of other blogs to fill your minds with more of that type of information.
As humans everyday we are psyop’d by what we see in the media, and what we are exposed to in marketing. And I believe we psyops each other,without even recognizing we are doing it. How many times have you used a white lie to a family member or friend to get what you want? A simple form of manipulation none the less. Realizing what is being done to you makes you much smarter than the average joe. It is also a good skill to learn and helps hone your situational awareness if you stop and think about it.
If you still don’t believe that any of what I prescribed in all the previous articles, using Huxley, go to Surviving In Argentina. The author of the blog FerFAL is living in a fairly modern society, a democracy none the less, and yet his government is controlling the media to it own ends and means.
Or you can just say, “AD, your full of crap we live in a free society and that can’t happen here” I say to each his or her own.
Here are links to the previous three articles I wrote about and Huxley’s thoughts.
“Idealism is the noble toga that political gentlemen drape over their will to power.”