Orwell vs. Huxley

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who do you agree with?

  1. Orwell

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  2. Huxley

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  3. Neither

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  4. Both

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  5. Why do you ask such hard questions?

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  1. Votto
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    Huxley vs. Orwell: The Webcomic

    Who do you agree with? Both seemed to have varied dark visions of how mankind would destroy himself, but at least they could agree on something.




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    In Orwell's dystopia ... sex was a crime.

    In Huxley's ... it was mandatory

    Go, Team Huxley
     
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    Thank you so much for that post votto. Very educational.
     
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    Huxley was right when it comes to western capitalist 1st world countries.

    Orwell's predictions fit socialist/communist, and 3rd world countries. ... :cool:
     
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    In 1984 reading books was prohibited. In Brave New World no one wanted to read books.

    We are much closer to Brave New World. If something makes you think, take a drug until that goes away.
     
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    Why should we "agree" with either of them? Huxley was a rather arcane novelist obviously influenced by LSD that he advocated. Almost nobody except college professors ever read his stuff. Orwell was a contemporary of Huxley for a while during the 20th century and his novels came closest to capturing the essence of a bland futuristic world where "Big Brother" was always monitoring behavior. Kind of like today's institutes of higher learning.
     
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    I voted Orwell but would add a nod toward the Penfield Mood Organ from Philip K. Dick as important social commentary on social media and smart devices. We live in a 'dial your mood age' worse than PKD's own imagination.
     
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    It seems to me that Big Brother is not mutually exclusive to the Huxley realm
     
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    Voted both.

    Both were ahead of their time. True prophets!
     
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    I follow the philosophy of Quincy Adams Wagstaff




    Why do you ask such hard questions?
     
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