This week I began picking up my “read a little before falling asleep” habit with Orwell’s “1984.” While it feels productive to be making my way through some literature, immersing my brain in dystopian futures about government control through fear and repression of expression does lead to some pretty weird dreams…
In any case, I was thinking Orwell is pretty spot on in many ways as far as predicting societal means of control. Refer to the controversial Bill HD 1540 our president signed into effect which allows indefinite detention of American Citizens by the US military. This seemed scary, until I remembered this graphic, which explores Huxley’s Idiocracratic view of society’s path.
“Orwell feared that what we hate would ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us.” A graphic entertaining “the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.”