By what are we best enslaved? Pleasure or pain? See Huxley writing to Orwell. Pleasure works best because it is willingly embraced.
I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World. The change will be brought about as a result of a felt need for increased efficiency.
Actually, it may go the other way too. The Pleasure Palace of Wealth Bondage, that we have learned to call The Free Market, is breaking down, unable to deliver on its stupifying promises. When the disappointed and resentful wake up one will be the other's goaler.
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