To play off the last post…”Call of the Wild”…and in writing my next journal-like entry “Alive”, I think about making love with a woman I care about. And my thoughts are…is this the last act of our wildness? Is this the last bastion to feeling alive in our modern world? Is this the last link to intimacy with nature and our past, heightened senses, adrenaline, wild abandonment? Or, will it also be domesticated? Will technology, economics, and culture (which is becoming defined by the former) eliminate this final link to our wild past? Already, I see economics and technology at work — the advertisements selling products for sexual enhancements..drugs…gadgets…things. There is no need for enhancements when you are truly in love. And there is of course methods to create life without any type of physical connection…the test tube baby…genetic engineering…and so on…and so on. Will we take this final step to sever the last link to our wildness? Will we neuter everything connected to our beautiful and raw natural past? “Oh Brave New World…with such people in it.”
I was planning on writing a post called “Love Letters”, but the last few posts have taken me a different direction for the moment. The below YouTube video is an interview with Aldous Huxley that took place in 1958. As some of you might know, Huxley wrote “Brave New World”, a novel that hit an inner chord. There are several novels, poems, pieces of art, music, that hits my inner chord, and this novel was one of them. The video is around 28 minutes long, but it fits well with the last two posts and I wanted to keep it handy for my own use. I enjoy watching Huxley maintain his total control during this rather hostile interview conducted by Mike Wallace. Keep in mind…Huxley knows the press itself can be used as a vehicle to control the masses.