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#87 - cartophlin (01/17/2013) [-]
Reading something that convinces me to visit the internet less...   
   
Found on the internet.    
   
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Reading something that convinces me to visit the internet less...

Found on the internet.

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#84 - BerwindTwentyFour (01/17/2013) [-]
well. I'm writing an essay on brave new world. This **** just helped.
User avatar #9 - gunni (01/16/2013) [+] (2 replies)
If you truly wish to destroy a man, give him everything he wishes for.
#96 - shesaidshewaslegal (01/17/2013) [-]
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"When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams are destroyed"
-Marilyn Manson

This could very well apply here, to destroy man, simply give him everything he wishes.
User avatar #3 - reginleif (01/16/2013) [-]
If anything deserves Front Page it is this, repost or not.
#10 - Forfunaccount (01/16/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Astounding post!
Especially if you're a big fan of either author.
User avatar #89 - ryanmck (01/17/2013) [-]
I find this so ironic considering I'm reading this on a computer with twitter facebook youtube and a game all open....
User avatar #62 - pedobearandson (01/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
both are right, the government has made orwells fears a reality while corporations and people have made huxleys fears a reality
#36 - occamsrazor (01/17/2013) [-]
I've read and thoroughly analyzed both, so I'm just going to go back to a nice game of centrifugal bumblepuppy before O'Brien comes back with the rats.
I've read and thoroughly analyzed both, so I'm just going to go back to a nice game of centrifugal bumblepuppy before O'Brien comes back with the rats.
#7 - blackenvy (01/16/2013) [+] (3 replies)
The very name of the book " Brave New World " is full of irony. Its taken from William Shakespeare's The Tempest.

O wonder!
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in it.

Just search up the irony on wikipedia I don t have the time to explain it. My main point is that in BNW people are made just for one purpose and for one job.They have all sorts of " freedoms " but that isnt the real thing. They gave up their real freedom for an easier life , a dull life in a self made cage. The bars are there but they refuse to see it more that that they think of them as protection. Just like animals that lived their whole life in captivity they cannot survive outside.
There is a saying in my country " Easy life breeds weakness" ( sorry for the grammer)
#99 - swedishassassin (01/17/2013) [-]
With respect, that is a very watered down version of 1984. The weakness that destroyed humanity was the seeming comfort of equality, and the short-term gain of not asking questions and giving up your freedoms so that your life can be planned out for you and you no longer are required to think.
As time passes, people would rather give up all their freedom in order to have a secure existence, no matter how meager it is, than take the risk of the consequences of free choices that could lead either to prosperity or disparity. In that sense, we are very much repeating what is in 1984, having a significant population believing that the rich are required to sever their prosperity and the poor should be given food and a home by mandate. All their liberties, rights and pursuits are thus apprehended and dictated by a one-party government.

You can manipulate either of these books to argue your point.
#100 - blackoutsox (01/17/2013) [-]
they were both right, just in different parts of the world.
#64 - applescryatnight (01/17/2013) [+] (5 replies)
i always liked orwell more, i dont know why.
#39 - vorrundenaus (01/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I actually believe them both to be correct but I see them as stages, stage 1 is Brave New World, none of us have any reason to complain we love our lives, the indoctrination and control is subtle and hardly noticeable. But I believe we are on the gradual slope towards 1984, this transition is even more subtle than the indoctrination of Brave New World, happening over such a lengthy period with such slight changes by the time it would be complete we would never even remember the world we use to live in.    
   
Stage 1 is control of the heart, we believe we have no reason to fear our government and through thick and thin we defend them. They give us this amazing life being fed caviar with slight doses of mind controlling elements (obviously just a metaphor)\   
   
Stage 2 is control of the mind, I mean that is what 1984 is all about controlling your very thoughts, but we could never just become this culture over night we would all notice the difference and fight back.   
   
So we must go through the transition between the two stages, slight changes to the way we think and feel and ever so slightly increasing out obedience. So when the day we wake up in 1984 we never remember the Brave New World we use to live in.   
   
Ah well, I'm no conspiracy theorist. Sometimes I feel all of what I just said is more or less a self fulfilled prophecy, the only way to win is not to play.
I actually believe them both to be correct but I see them as stages, stage 1 is Brave New World, none of us have any reason to complain we love our lives, the indoctrination and control is subtle and hardly noticeable. But I believe we are on the gradual slope towards 1984, this transition is even more subtle than the indoctrination of Brave New World, happening over such a lengthy period with such slight changes by the time it would be complete we would never even remember the world we use to live in.

Stage 1 is control of the heart, we believe we have no reason to fear our government and through thick and thin we defend them. They give us this amazing life being fed caviar with slight doses of mind controlling elements (obviously just a metaphor)\

Stage 2 is control of the mind, I mean that is what 1984 is all about controlling your very thoughts, but we could never just become this culture over night we would all notice the difference and fight back.

So we must go through the transition between the two stages, slight changes to the way we think and feel and ever so slightly increasing out obedience. So when the day we wake up in 1984 we never remember the Brave New World we use to live in.

Ah well, I'm no conspiracy theorist. Sometimes I feel all of what I just said is more or less a self fulfilled prophecy, the only way to win is not to play.
User avatar #35 - iliekcereal (01/17/2013) [+] (3 replies)
This is what scares me the most. Society becoming complacent on important matters and impassioned on things that are ultimately meaningless. When I look at my life, I like to think that I've led a pretty good existence. I've been active in school sports for years, involved in school politics (which essentially means nothing but oh well), had too many good memories to count while staying true to myself and my ideals. I've made more friends in my life than an honest man could possibly ask for. I've learned more in my studies then the majority of people that I've met along the way. I have a general concept of the politics of the real world, in the sense that I know most of the things happening around the world that are reported.
However, I can't help but think if I'm truly happy. If I was to die tomorrow and was given time to reflect, would I have any regrets? At the end of my journey, will I be able to say that I was a part of the change that I want the next generation to remember us for, or did I merely give in to the tide that threatens to drown any semblance of freedom in today's society? When I think about changing the world for the better to the best of my capabilities, I can't quite define what it is that I'm supposed to do. Do I become a doctor who tends exclusively to those in poorer regions of the world, who would otherwise never have access to adequate care? Do I become a politician who attempts to up heave and reform modern-day politics into a system that I believe better serves the people on the whole, regardless of nationality, race, sex, or class?
Or do I simply live life my way and reflect the attitude I wish to see more often in others? Or am I completely missing the mark? Is what I need to do very different from the other things I listed. Sure I know that the world might not be perfect, but can I really know that it's that bad? Or is it even worse than I thought?
User avatar #41 - noanon (01/17/2013) [-]
Huxley is now but ignorance is making Orwell's vision far, far to close.
User avatar #34 - Poptimusfresh (01/17/2013) [+] (1 reply)
as someone who loves both books and authors, I can't be the only one who hates this can I?
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