by Jon Rappoport
October 14, 2016
Rule by technocracy - that is the subject of this article.
In such a future, there would be no
politicians. They would have been made extinct…
Huxley's 1932 novel about a World State and its version of Utopia is
still one of the most important and relevant novels of our time. It
is the companion piece to Orwell's
The overt brutal force has been removed
from the equation in
Brave New World.
all births are synthetic,
hatched in artificial womb factories, with accompanying
no more nuclear families
no more monogamy
education is achieved through
a caste system is engineered so
the lower, less intelligent classes are happy with their
lot, and the upper-level "alphas" occupy the top positions
the castes have little interest
in associating with each other...
Technocracy has triumphed.
The theme of life, the basic theme, is Pleasure. Pleasures of the
senses. Not of the mind, not of constructive action, certainly not
of imagination. Pleasure keeps the citizens of the World State
occupied… and if that fails, the ultimate backup is a drug called
Soma, which relieves anxiety and depression and stimulates
There are many people living among us today who would opt for that
life in a heartbeat.
They would see no downside.
"Well, of course. Sign me up. I've
been trying to find that pleasure all along. I'll take it."
The 1932 technocrats of Brave New
World found a key.
Why should they waste time trying to
inflict pain on the population as a control mechanism? Why should
they risk rebellion and revolution? Go "positive." Give people
All older forms of government fade away. They were just crude
experiments in the foothills of the one and only revolution:
technology deployed to pacify the
By the way, in Brave New World,
no one reads books. They're unnecessary. They make no sense. The
"better life" is already a living fact. What possible benefit could
a book deliver?
Every time I read Brave New World I see complacent animals
grazing in pastures. That's the picture. Human animals at peace in
the fields. Nothing to care about. Nothing to think about. Just bend
and chew. Don't worry, be happy.
As Patrick Wood mentions in his fine and highly recommended
Technocracy Rising, Huxley
Brave New World
as a parody of other utopian novels of his time, but he
became fascinated with his own ideas along the way, and set his mind
to the task of fleshing out a technological end-game civilization.
Brave New World reveals a landscape in which people would be
unable to turn around and throw off what has been done to them.
They would not consider it. They would
have no basis for comparison. They would have no cultural memory.
They are living in a universal super-welfare state. Their needs are
satisfied - especially the central need:
It isn't gained or worked for. It's
given. It's a fact as basic as rain and sun. It's there. It's the
shortest distance between the present moment and the next moment.
Isn't this the fairy tale told about rich and famous celebrities?
They can wake up in the morning thinking about what pleasure is
immediately there for the taking. They have the means. They have the
time. They have the opportunity.
In Brave New World, everyone is
that kind of creature. By necessity. There is no real choice. Their
most base desires are their only desires. Their horizon is
Here are several choice quotes from Huxley's masterwork:
"Hot tunnels alternated with cool
tunnels. Coolness was wedded to discomfort in the form of hard
By the time they were decanted the
embryos had a horror of cold. They were predestined to emigrate
to the tropics, to be miner and acetate silk spinners and steel
Later on their minds would be made
to endorse the judgment of their bodies.
'We condition them to thrive on
heat,' concluded Mr. Foster. 'Our colleagues upstairs will
teach them to love it'."
"Feeling lurks in that interval of
time between desire and its consummation. Shorten that interval,
break down all those old unnecessary barriers."
"No pains have been spared to make your lives emotionally easy -
to preserve you, so far as that is possible, from having
emotions at all."
"A gram [of the pleasure drug Soma] is better than a damn."
The foundation of Brave New World
with enough basic pleasure,
there is no need to think, to
contemplate, to assess, to investigate
there is no need to imagine new
realities because the current one is more than sufficient
there is no need to rebel
because when a person is attuned to pleasure as the highest
value - and he has pleasure
What is there to object to?
Lee Silver, an enthusiastic
molecular biologist at Princeton, has written a book,
Remaking Eden (1998), about the
future of gene science in society.
This is how he sees things playing out:
"The GenRich - who account for ten
percent of the American population - all carry synthetic genes.
All aspects of the economy, the media, the entertainment
industry, and the knowledge industry are controlled by members
of the GenRich class….
"Naturals work as low-paid service providers or as laborers.
[Eventually] the GenRich class and the Natural class will become
entirely separate species with no ability to crossbreed, and
with as much romantic interest in each other as a current human
would have for a chimpanzee.
"Many think that it is inherently unfair for some people to have
access to technologies that can provide advantages while others,
less well-off, are forced to depend on chance alone, [but]
American society adheres to the principle that personal liberty
and personal fortune are the primary determinants of what
individuals are allowed and able to do.
"Indeed, in a society that values individual freedom above all
else, it is hard to find any legitimate basis for restricting
the use of repro-genetics. I will argue [that] the use of
reprogenetic technologies is inevitable. [W]hether we like it or
not, the global marketplace will reign supreme."
Of course, in the future Huxley
describes in Brave New World, there is no marketplace.
The powers-that-be have built a
World State. It is run by a scientific elite. They have left
behind all traditional forms of governing. Programs are followed.
That is all. That is enough... This vision of technocracy clarifies
The New World Order eventually
travels light years beyond political tyranny.
What need is there for laws or
courts or traditional office holders or even the inside game of
bribery and special favors?
They were old; this is new...