Sunday, March 24, 2013

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs Orwell

You know I wanted to close Sunday out with that video posted earlier. Instead there's this comic that needs to be shared with you. At least for those of you who like to think philosophically.

What you will see is entitled: "Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs Orwell"

And the case is made amusing ourselves to death is what Aldous Huxley argues. Instead of fearing "big brother" he will entertain us and distract us from the issues we should really be concerned about.

It appears what George Orwell believes control over a populous will be more straightforward. That is some force will control our actions and our thoughts.

BTW, if you don't know who those two men are they are authors who primarily write science fiction stories. Huxley is know for Brave New World and I read somewhere that the film Demolition Man was allusion to that book.

On the other hand Orwell is mostly know for the book Nineteen Eighty-Four which was adapted into a film that was released in 1984! In fact the book was alluded to in a 1980s Apple Computers ad although it was unrelated to the movie.

It seems depressing, but this was a bit too powerful to not share. Something to consider.

Also I must admit, I'm not a voracious reader. It's time for me to read those books so that perhaps those references could be understood. And if you want to consider the arugments contained in comic, you're more than welcome to offer your two cents.

Via Instapundit!

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