As I reflect upon the past election, I'm really beginning to get concerned about the direction of American society. I appears more and more that Americans aren't offered freedom, but instead offered two terrible choices. The Republicans, contrary to their party platform, are offering safety and security through military and a strong central government. Democrats are offering happiness and security by offering to turn the reigns of the country over to the liberal elite who feel that they can make better choices than the majority. We get a choice between the cold, militant society guided by rumors of violence foretold by George Orwell in 1984 or we get the calm, drug-addicted, sexually-liberated society prophesized by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World. I don't feel the need to illustrate the freedom suffocating, fear tactics of the Republicans, and the Democrat plan is easily understood by realizing how many marijuana and gay rights initiatives have been on the ballots in the fifty states.
"That if you want to preserve your power indefinitely, you have to get the consent of the ruled, and this they will do partly by drugs as I foresaw in "Brave New World," partly by these new techniques of propaganda. They will do it by bypassing the sort of rational side of man and appealing to his subconscious and his deeper emotions, and his physiology even, and so making him actually love his slavery. I mean, I think, this is the danger that actually people may be, in some ways, happy under the new regime, but that they will be happy in situations where they oughtn't to be happy."-Aldous Huxley (1957)