Thursday, February 28, 2008

Huxley Warned Us: Part 7

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Huxley Warned Us: Part 7

Aldous Huxley, 1958:

http://rockseye.com/werner/portraits/AldousHuxley.jpgArtwork by Byron Werner


"Mass communication, in a word, is neither good nor bad; it is simply a force and, like any other force, it can be used either well or ill. Used in one way, the press, the radio and the cinema are indispensable to the survival of democracy. Used in another way, they are among the most powerful weapons in the dictator's armory. In the field of mass communications as in almost every other field of enterprise, technological progress has hurt the Little Man and helped the Big Man. As lately as [1910], every democratic country could boast of a great number of small journals and local newspapers. Thousands of country editors expressed thousands of independent opinions. Somewhere or other almost anybody could get almost anything printed.

"Today the press is still legally free; but most of the little papers have disappeared. The cost of wood-pulp, of modern printing machinery and of syndicated news is too high for the Little Man. In the totalitarian East there is political censorship, and the media of mass communication are controlled by the State. In the democratic West there is economic censorship and the media of mass communication are controlled by members of the Power Elite. Censorship by rising costs and concentration of communication-power in the hands of a few big concerns is less objectionable than State ownership and government propaganda; but certainly it is not something of which a Jeffersonian democrat could possibly approve.

"In regard to propaganda, the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies - the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions."


Here we are, half a century on and this situation has, as one might reasonably expect, grown worse still. There was always some element of propaganda in Western media, even pre-Huxley, but it was nothing as remotely unremitting and omnipresent as it is today. Governments and large media organizations (increasingly one and the same entity) could have used their influence to bring about a better society, but they chose, by accident or design, to do the opposite. And the only place where genuine freedom of expression yet survives in on the Internet - and that may not be for very much longer if the powers that be have their way.

The media of today serves - almost without exception - the interests of 'Big Business' with its free trade and globalization agenda; selling out the interests of hard-working people for the VAST self-enrichment of what Huxley calls the 'Power Elite'. Eye-wateringly large sums are made by big business interests (read "Jews") which have asset-stripped this nation and others on an epic scale. The demise of the manufacturing heartlands of the northern midwest attest to this. Ruin, decay, family breakdown, drugs and crime have replaced ordered and prosperous communities. This is all solely due to the Jews' internationalist, borderless world where decent Americans are forced to compete with Chinese peasants and the like who sell their labor for little more than a bowl of rice a day.

The advertising element of the popular media has gotten totally out of control, too. Rather than satisfying consumers' genuine needs and desires as was once the case, it has become a dragon of a business model that festers on our worst fears and anxieties. We no longer buy useful products or services because we NEED them, we buy junk, mass-produced garbage by the shed-load in order to prove to our friends and neighbors that we're 'doing well' and have a 'comfortable lifestyle.' Every advertisement screams out to us that we're missing out on something; if we don't constantly and wantonly consume, there must be something fundamentally wrong in our lives.

Advertising media attempts to make us feel rotten and inadequate and instills in us a a sense of permanent dissatisfaction with every aspect of our existence. The impetus from this form of madness comes from the craven greed of a race of beings who can NEVER have enough and don't care what damage they do in going after it. The American dream was never about having a driveway stuffed full of sports utility vehicles. It was never about having a glamor model for a wife. It was never about taking 4 holidays a year. It was never about having a widescreen TV in every room spewing out its garbage. It was never about so much stuff that the Jews have convinced us, through their stranglehold over the mass media, is what we should be striving for.

If we could only break away from this madness, en-masse, and adopt the kind of lifestyle advocated by the likes of Emerson and Thoreau, the Tribe of Satan would be out of business in a flash. They'd never make a single cent out of us, just as they can't make a penny out of the Amish community. Maybe one day soon when the dollar collapses to Absolute Zero and folks wake up to the reality of the lies, the distortions, the fraud and deceit that's been perpetrated against us for decades, there'll come a realization that all the junk that the Jews told us was so desirable and indispensable wasn't worth jack. Then perhaps we can re-establish this broken, fucked-up society along decent lines. Until that happy day, keep those guns oiled.

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