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.
I find this video rather interesting. I am not sure I agree with all the content, but it is certainly food for thought. I also plan to read more about Mr. Stefan Molyneux (about him). I do have some strong vibes that the vast majority of humans are being used and exploited like batteries (The Matrix) powering the wealth generation of the few. I am not, however, convinced that the rich and powerful have developed a coordinated plan.
I do know, and I have attempted to express this, that money, debt, and credit, makes it very easy for a few to control the many. Money is, in my opinion, a fallacy. Each human being is a source of energy, a flame, that can burn given the proper foundation and environment. But if a human being can’t think for itself, perhaps all it becomes is a source of energy for another’s use and gain.
I also am interested in researching Edward Bernays (about him), mentioned in this short film as the father of propaganda. I think the media and the advertising/marketing machine is a powerful form of brainwashing that helps perpetuate over-consumptions, or as stated in the film, creating a demand for things when there is no need.