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Friday, May 31, 2013

Inducing Consent - Aldous Huxley



"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

4 comments:

quilley said...

You might enjoy Distilled Spirits by Don Lattin, a composite bio about Huxley, Gerald Heard and Bill Wilson (of AA fame). Being a 12-stepper (psychedlia not included), it's a pretty far out read. Lattin is a good author, did an excellent book (Harvard Psychedlic Club) about the Leary/RamDass/Houston Smith/Andrew Weil days at Harvard, another composite.

Sanoguy said...

I think Obama is actually working on this. It is part of Obamacare!!!

Richard said...

Aldous Huxley and Krishnamurti were good friends. Huxley would frequent Ojai for long talks with K. Krishnamurti would recommend that everyone read Huxley. He was a fan. Huxley was a brilliant man. Good quote choice Robert. I will check out Distilled Spirits as recommended by Ms. Powers!

Blue Heron said...

There was a Julian Huxley, Desert Sun connection as well. I knew about the Krishnamurti friendship with Aldous. I made it up there to the Ojai lawn once when he was alive in the mid 1970's.