In the order of their births:
- Aldous Huxley (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963)
- C.S. Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963)
- John F. Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963)
Each of these three men made an extraordinary mark on Planet Earth, the world of men, an impression felt even now in our brave new world, far from Camelot, farther still from Aslan’s realm. Rather than going quietly into the night, each shined his own manner of light into our time, half a century later. And each warned us of threats to our natural rights by the order of natural law, menaces which we should be acutely feeling.
Rather than attempting three biographies, essays, or eulogies, offered are thee sets of links and video, with but a few comments.
In the Brave New World he foresaw, Huxley warned us of the impositions of a coming technocratic age, its tyrannies wrought by those who would seek its inventions as means of power to control the flows and currents of society. We are now in that age up to knees tempted to buckle in its waves. He warned us, even a society built of grand schemes is always just you and me, what we may do, and what may be done to us. (Biographics)
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Aldous Huxley author of Brave New World speaking at U.C. Berkeley in 1962. Aldous Huxley uses this speaking opportunity to outline his vision for the ‘ultimate revolution’, a scientific dictatorship where people will be conditioned to enjoy their servitude, and will pose little opposition to the ‘ruling oligarchy’, as he puts it. He also takes a moment to compare his book, “Brave New World,” to George Orwell’s “1984” and considers the technique in the latter too outdated for actual implementation.
“There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.” — Aldous Huxley, Tavistock Group, California Medical School, 1961
Reminds me, I need to take the six gallon containers and get a new round of spring water. I don’t drink the stuff with the Rockefellerian smattering of sodium fluoride in it. (Hitler put fluoride in the water for his concentration camp victims, to make them docile.) But there are more kinds of “drugs” in our society than those chemical.
Lewis, a Cambridge professor in linguistics, wrote captivating and endearing works of fiction for adults and children. And, he was an insightful and incisive force in Christian literature, perhaps reaching the furthest into truth and drawing it out for the most, of any in his time and to this day. But he also followed up Huxley by demonstrating the subversiveness of those who would achieve such a technocracy as he had described.
The desires of elitists, exposed in the last few years, in technocracy and transhumanism call to mind the third of Lewis’ “space trilogy” novels, That Hideous Strength. In it, he exposed the demonic evil behind those who would not only master the workings of nature in order to fulfill the normal ambitions of rationalist-materialist elitists, but who would transform nature itself, to extend their human capacities beyond human limitations. He mused that such violation might incur the wrath of nature and nature’s God, mercifully so, if it does.
A few more reflections on the book from one of his many readers:
Today, Clive Staples “Jack” Lewis was to be honored in Westminster Abbey’s renowned “Poets’ Corner,” though he has received vastly greater honors than that, now come to some fruition in the last fifty earthly years.
This is man of both common sense and transcendent wisdom, and surpassingly gifted in the means to convey these, whether his subject matter were the arts and letters, the humanities, or that which both lays beyond their edges and infuses them with life and light, within. Here are his reflections about virtuous and workable politics: “Get Acquainted with C.S. Lewis’ Thoughts of God & Government.”
Even more people believe they are familiar with John F. Kennedy, with some good, some bad, a Democratic president of personal morals familiar to that party, but with political principles which have been essentially purged out of it, by its systematically dominating neo-Marxists. They were remaining shades of detectable patriotism in an overall set of views which might be said to have yet been American.
Here is how he spoke as an American about conspiracy, to an assembly of another kind of American being purged of it’s American nature, journalists. Much has been read into this speech and much has been misconstrued. It is clear that he was speaking of Soviet Communism, and of news censorship in America, yet it is clear he was speaking of the matter on broader terms and that he referred to secret societies in the plural. Especially with his privileged upbringing, much of it in London, he may have been familiar with a greater coordination of conspiracies, one which has included the ideological, procedural, and financial feeding of the two massive tentacles of Russian and Chinese communists, in a hideously strong communal organism of quietly intermingled goals, objectives, plans and executions.
Note: there are rumors about John F. Kennedy that purport such things as that seven days before his death he announced he intended to reveal the conspiracy behind the Federal Reserve. That has been debunked, though the basic, operational facts of that grievous conspiracy are hardly hidden.
Gulag Bound, and other key sources.