Listen here or on your favorite podcast app: https://podfollow.com/1551906416
Aldous Huxley and George Orwell’s books both envisioned a dystopic future America. But they differ on how they exert control over society. While 1984 accomplishes societal control through fear, surveillance, censorship and brute force, the “Brave New World” controls people through entertainments, distraction and technocracy. Many readers have argued over which version is more probable, others have argued that they were more of a blueprint than a warning. And still others have suggested that they could become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In this interview, we get the perspective of a young man who grew up in East Germany and lived to see the tearing down of the Berlin Wall.
Show NotesBlack Lives Matter was founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi. Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors described herself and fellow co-founder Alicia Garza as “trained Marxists“. Part of BLM’s mission is to abolish the nuclear family unit, as stated on their own website. After investigators drew national attention to this fact, they deleted these statements from their website. However, I was able to access the internet archives to obtain the original text. See it here:
President Truman’s Farewell Address and warning about the dangers of the Military Industrial Complex