I previously described the religious ceremonies in Aldous Huxley’s novel (see Policy Themes of Brave New World – One World Religion, Annihilating the Individual Identity at http://canadianliberty.com/?p=23463).
Social engineering in the field of religion or other areas relevant to Brave New World is a vast subject, so I plan to publish additional information, while switching between topics, on an ongoing basis.
I have been collecting examples to show that a ruling oligarchy, in addition to having expressed their clear intent, has taken real-world steps to implement the novel’s methods and doctrines of social control.
Showing that these methods have been carried out actually illustrates the existence of an oligarchy–a ruling elite that does what it wants without any democratic approval.
For example, as far as the reproductive topics in the novel, certainly real-life historical developments have included the birth control pill, in vitro fertilization (“test tube babies”) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_vitro_fertilisation), and cloning (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloning).
With respect to religion, examples would include the use of drugs combined with religion, the use of sex, the use of music, dancing and electronic technology. Also, examples would include modes of thought (or lack of thought, or mind control) such as the promotion of wishful or positive thinking (illustrated in Bernard Marx’s internal dialogue during the ceremony), and the suppression of the individual’s identity and will (very clearly described in the novel’s ceremony).
Also I am looking for connections between agencies of the oligarchy and religious movements and cults, or self-help, human potential, occult and esoteric concepts that are heavily promoted in books and other media. With Aldous Huxley’s life, these connections are found immediately.
“Agencies of the oligarchy” could refer to governments, corporations, banks, international institutions and public private partnerships. This term could also refer to media organizations in conjunction with government broadcast regulations which possibly facilitated some religious and cultural messages while suppressing others at different stages. Also, celebrities of different kinds (apparently backed by cults in some cases) are used in public relations for the advancement of agendas. I am also referring to academic elites (e.g. The Royal Society and Huxley family), universities and the organizations who fund their research. In addition, we need to look at the activities of foundations, NGOs, think-tanks, Agenda 21 / sustainable development groups, and color revolution activists. Government activities can also include the creation of many laws based on advocacy from private associations (such as the Huxley-created World Wildlife Fund), subsidies to arts and culture groups, subsidies to corporations and universities for specific technologies. Also included, of course, are military and intelligence agency activitities and research (e.g., the CIA’s MKUltra program: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_MKUltra).
Brave New World and The Attack on the “Ego”
I wanted to put forward a few thoughts on what I mentioned above about the suppression of the individual self. When listening to popular New Age-influenced radio programs, for example, I have frequently heard the collectivist demonization of the ego, which I think refers to the individual, and what seems to be the advocacy of this state of mind as a worthy goal.
I don’t see the individual and concern for others (or groups) as opposite ideals (in a false dialectic) that cancel each other out. In nature, both of these are important.
See the Wikipedia article on “Ego Death” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego_death), which includes information about Huxley’s interest in this concept, among others:
Ego death is a “complete loss of subjective self-identity.” The term is used in various intertwined contexts, with related meanings. . . .
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In the death and rebirth mythology ego death is a phase of self-surrender and transition, as described by Joseph Campbell in his research on the mythology of the Hero’s Journey. . . .
This doctrine seems to be tyrannical in its motivation because it would seem to lead to people going along by default with the day to day propaganda and pressures of an increasingly monopolized and centralized society instead of facing up to the greater evils directly and deciding, using independent thought, OF THEIR OWN ACCORD, what actions are really the best ones to take in their lives.
The “hero” as defined by who? The “hero” who switches off his conscience and just does what he (or she) is told for money, or obeys based on blind oaths of loyalty made when he was young and stupid, or obeys from fear of punishment or poverty, or obeys out of mindless indoctrination. How about that kind of “hero” or “knight”?
What kind of outrages do such mercenaries commit when they “surrender” themselves to a human authority? This is the world we live in. This is our day to day lives in which we admire power and “success” and ruthlessness, even if it’s just something we see in entertainment. It is truly a world of daily obedience. And yet, the elite want to make this kind of world one hundred percent in charge of everything, with God or personal conscience removed from the picture altogether.
Think about it. Obey what? Surrender to what? Give up what? Why? For who and what? Transition to what? For power and wealth, for its own sake? I can’t help questioning the motivations of mythological heroes such as Jason https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Fleece. Does he go too far? Does he cross moral boundaries? Are his motivations sound? Should his friends just go along with whatever he does?
What about right and wrong? Are you stealing someone’s property because you are “authorized” to, or because you are part of a hierarchy that just follows instructions? Are you going along with dubious food and water ingredients, and dubious drug prescriptions, because of economic pressures and because it’s your “job”? Are you bombing and killing because it’s your “job”, because you have a “license” to kill from some government, because they declared a “war” that was sold with some story presented in the media which someone else made up because it’s their “job”?
What kinds of heroes do we have? Maybe they’re brave, some of them, OK, but brave about doing the wrong thing? Maybe they get the job done, that’s a good trait, but doesn’t it matter whether it’s just or unjust? Maybe these “heroes,” including the ones in movies, are more like machines, more like slaves. Maybe the “heroes” who have surrendered their egos are contributing to a society of utter corruption.
Christians are also affected by these teachings, and although traditional religion and scriptures have some of the same problems, I believe this development is another step further removed from traditional and rational moral rules that require self-control and empathy for others, and which also condemn cruelty, oppression and bloodshed.
See, for example, Matthew 7:12 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+7:12&version=KJV, Mark 12:31 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+12%3A31&version=KJV), 2 Timothy 3:2-4 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2+Timothy+3%3A2-4&version=KJV), Proverbs 11:17 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+11:17&version=KJV), Proverbs 16:32 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+16:32&version=KJV), Isaiah 59:7 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+22:17&version=KJV), Jeremiah 22:17 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah+22:17&version=KJV).
Christians, New Agers and others should read through these verses and then explain why they do not oppose government policies of cruelty, death and looting, along with corporate attacks of degradation on normality and family via their “entertainment” industry.
On the so-called right, we have torture, wars of aggression and lies, propaganda stories that are full of contradictions and obvious lies, surveillance grids enhanced with advanced technology, and airport security (privacy invasion).
Judge these people by the results.
On the so-called left, we have mandatory “education” that now includes sexual “education” (also called “interference”), the suppression of freedom of conscience and speech through social engineering and legislation in many countries, the legalization and pushing of euthanasia (the new function of Canadian government-funded hospitals and doctors dressed up very cleverly as a “right”), the effective confiscation of resources in the name of bugs and trees (taking from private individual and family-controlled hands, or from local, publicly accountable hands), the monopolization of nature in the name of saving nature, the imposition of “carbon taxes” in the name of fake, “scientific” declarations about the climate “changing” because of harmless life-sustaining gases from human activity, even though the climate has always changed and the poor are the ones going to be hit the hardest.
Do you really think everyone, especially the elderly, are going to receive better medical care under a full-blown carbon tax regime? Do you really think they and many others are going to keep their homes? Are we still going to be able to afford cars? Are we still going to afford to have children? Do you really think we’ll be healthier and wealthier? We’ll be under the elite’s thumb more than ever.
And this “environmentalism” is actually from the same interests who run the mercenary-generated wars. These interests run the big foundations who fund the social engineering, the depopulation programs and “free trade” agreements. The same big corporations develop and actively promote the new, mind-altering drugs and “vaccines” and the new forms of chemical-laden genetically modified “food”.
Whether “left” or “right”, it is all about white-washing realities, it’s all about divide and conquer, it’s all about erasing boundaries and cultures, and it all comes from the same operation at the top. It all mixes together at the public level, because there is no logical consistency there, or with “left” and “right”.
At the top, it’s about paving the way for arbitrary power and criminality through disabling the minds (or souls, or spirits) of the people, which is what Brave New World is all about. Most people of all stripes seem to be going along with what is presented to them to one degree or another, because they have no resistance to propaganda techniques and have no doubts or suspicions about what they are living under. They’re trained to blame themselves for everything bad that happens (which is another delusional, mind control doctrine). Compounding all of this, they do nothing to protect their children from these influences.