Sunday, March 02, 2008

Brave New World

The following words are from the 1946 introduction to Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.

I only offer them as particularly appropriate at this moment in history.

"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude."

And again:

"Great is the truth, but greater still, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth."

Today there is a holocaust. The holocaust is upon us again. A people are being killed. A people are being targeted. A people are being subjugated. A restless army roams amongst a population, killing at random. Children are sliced down in their own homes. Their cries are echoing up to heaven, but no one hears. We are all silent. No one listens. No one hears. All is silence except the echoes of gunfire.

You ask, "Why do they hate us? Why do they target us? Why do they murder us at our business in our own towns?"

You ask this, but you do not ask, "Why do we hate them? Why do we target them? Why do we murder them at their business in their own towns?"

The child's cry echoes down an empty street. Why can we not hear it?

The Mother's cry falls on deaf ears, a dead baby in her arms.

Why can we not hear the pain?

You listen to the arguments. Listen, listen, listen, really listen. The argument is for a racially pure Israel, for racial purity, for a racial state. And within that state a separated ghetto with a racially distinct people inside, hidden behind fences, and subject to arbitrary attack.

Zionism was the original Nazism.

The Zionists worked with the Nazis.

They are one and the same.

Last week we heard that torture flights had passed through British territory. This sort of information has become so routine now that hardly anyone notices.

This week it was reported that Prince Harry had been in Afghanistan. Then we get pictures of him with his "mates" kicking a football made of rolled up toilet paper, rolled out for us, as it were, on demand, another item of ass-wipe news to wipe out the reality of what's happening around us. Routine propaganda.

Routine torture. Routine murder. Routine lies.

A routine war.


Aquila ka Hecate said...

Most of us, of course, can't see beyond our pacifiers.
I hear you-and the problem is wider and more insiduous than Israel.
It's the hierarchical violence which drives every government.
We don't fight back as we suck on our tellies, ipods and cellphones.
(eeuuh-what a mental image)

Terri in Joburg

Anonymous said...

so sad.

I_hate_liars said...

a kind of death in the form of security and sloth will fall on those who lack the courage and betray their friends through their own weakness and cowardice.The inabillity to admit weakenss and repair the damage it causes will always come back to haunt you. We can't run from destiny CJ!

Anonymous said...

Hiya CJ. Willow raven from warband here, this is so damned true it should be shouted from every roof top until the ears and minds of the controlled open to their oppression and say no more.
I read Brave New world when I was 11, along with 1984, country of the blind, men like gods and food of the was prophetic and set me on the course of been a social anarchist who never licks the feet of my oppressors - which is why Im poor, forever at war with the state, and forever at war with the dss and social services - the swines can't pgion hole me mate, and so they try to oppress me.. but I just bounce right on back -(hence the name) - I refuse to go down with out a fight, and brave new world unfurls around us all - control, oppression, gm engineering, embryo research, the lot...
By the way - housing benefit hill should be conpulsive reading -