Tuesday, February 28, 2017

On Technodictators | Aldous Huxley

Get the consent of the ruled ... (HERE)
If you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled”, said Aldous Huxley in an interview by Mike Wallace on May 18, 1958, from the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin. Wallace introduced him: This is Aldous Huxley, a man haunted by a vision of hell on earth. Mr. Huxley wrote a Brave New World, a novel that predicted that some day the entire world would live under a frightful dictatorship. Today Mr. Huxley says that his fictional world of horror is probably just around the corner for all of us. In this remarkable interview, Huxley foretells a future when telegenic presidential hopefuls use television to rise to power, technology takes over, drugs grab hold, and frightful dictatorships rule us all.