Minute" with Bill Federer, October 24
Henry Kissinger: "Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenarios, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
--Henry Kissinger in an address to the Bilderberg organization meeting at Evian, France, May 21, 1991. Transcribed from a tape recording made by one of the Swiss delegates. From: Geoff Metcalf Significant Quote Series: 001 at http://www.geoffmetcalf.com/indexj.html
"Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would be come a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the orgy porgy, and the centrifugal bumble puppy... In 1984... people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave new World, they re controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that we love will ruin us."
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death (NY: Viking Penguin, Inc., 1985), vii-viii.
Postman suggests that Huxley, not Orwell, was right. I believe that if Huxley was right, Orwell's realty will follow. New Age optimists, who believe man's inherent goodness will lead him on an upward journey to spiritual perfection, have, in Huxley's words, "failed to take into account man's almost infinite appetite for distractions."
"For example, if I can instill in eventual future enemies fear and terror and the suggestion of impending defeat, even before they are willing to fight, my battle is already half won. Totalitarian psychological warfare is directed largely toward this end. It is an effort to propagandize and hypnotize the world into submission."
---The Rape of the Mind, The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing, by Joost A. M. Meerloo, M. D. (World Publishing Company, 1956)
To see the difference between dictatorship and totalitarianism, see Elian's Future in a Totalitarian State