I happen to believe its more BNW than 1984. And would even say it's hardly "soft tyranny". Granted there is some of that, but most of the problem is that it's hard to even quantify tyrrany as tyrrany if it's what people claim they want.
I've been saying this for a while: http://www.dailypaul.com/215773/its-no-wonder-you-guys-canno...
Huxley was way more insightful than Orwell and the problem he poses is way more morally ambigious. I highly recommend reading Huxley's "island" and B.F. Skinner's "Walden Two" for different twists on this sort of "oppression that isn't resisted".
Also, "Amusing Ourselves to Death" by Neil Postman presents the BNW, not 1984 case very clearly. His book was the inspiration for this very pwofound infographic:
You;re the first person I've found on here who has laid out virtually the same case I've been arguing is the issue; It is NOT that there are powerful forces (big brother, masons, rosthchilds) that are using force to subdue people. Were that the case, the answer is straightfoward.
A telling scene in Brave New World is when the protoganist throws all of the Soma out of the window. Rather than "break the matrix" of all the common folk, as he had hoped, they almost rioted and killed him for taking what they (thought) they ttruly wanted.
Keep this thread alive please, I like this topic.
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