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Friday, February 21, 2014

Three Culture War Links: A Brave New World

Here are three quick links pertaining to the culture wars: I leave it as an exercise to the reader to see how they are related to each other.

First, on rights, responsibilities, and the idol of the idle.

Second, this post by Ross Douthat, which I am still working through myself. I do not agree entirely with Mr Douthat's assessment, by the way, but he raises a number of good points.

Third, this post about propaganda for the sexual revolution on Matt Walsh's blog (caution: some graphic content, NSFW). A key quote:
The results (of the social engineering in Huxley's Brave New World) were a society where people learned discipline and self-control. But tyrants do not want a citizenry with these kinds of characteristics. That’s one of the central themes in Huxley’s novel.
It’s terrifying to think of all the modern progressives who read this excerpt and nod their head in agreement with the Director. Huxley wrote Brave New World to be a nightmarish vision of a Dystopian future – they read it like a practical outline of their domestic agenda.
That’s why I chuckle whenever a radical progressive professes to have read and loved this book. It’s like they don’t realize that the entire thing is one long, stinging, merciless indictment against their ideology and worldview.
Such is where we are heading.

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