Sunday, October 27, 2013

Orwell: No one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it

Aaron Dykes
Activist Post

1984 describes the ultimate tyranny to come. Or the retro-nightmare future that might-have-been, had it not been outdone by reality. Aldous Huxley – famous author, heir to the intellectual threads of Eugenics, Darwinism, Fabian Socialism and Humanitarian Scientism as a world religion – made his disagreements with his former pupil George Orwell quite clear in a 1962 speech at Berkeley as well as in writings like Brave New World: Revisited.

Orwell’s stark and forceful police state manufactured and maintained order with the psychological dominance of the ever-watchful Big Brother, by utilizing high-tech surveillance, the editing of reality, the propagation of dizzying misinformation and rule by an iron fist.

For Aldous Huxley, however, Orwell had missed the point. The Nazis and Soviets were incomplete models for the emerging world order. The real tyranny was scientific in its approach, sophisticated and slight in its maneuvered hand. Mankind wouldn’t face naked oppression as much as he would be pacified by easily obtained goods, engineered societal rewards and the use of literal opiates – refined pharmaceutical drugs – to make the masses “learn to love their servitude.” This would constitute the ultimate revolution – oligarchical domination administered by a scientific and expert elite. What Orwell had described would be crude compared to the studied social programs of indoctrinated helplessness.

But Orwell had not missed the point at all (certainly not entirely) – he understood that this was domination nonetheless, no matter how concealed the bludgeoning arm was behind the velvet gloved-hand. The true purpose of socialism is not the “good of others” [i.e. the masses] but the control by the few – the elite or oligarchy – of the many by an overarching system that made them controllable.

That system is collectivism – everyone under one net. Oligarchical collectivism – government by, for and of the megacorporations, the elite, and their agents and elected.

Orwell wrote it in his book – buried in the plot as the manual for the Big Brother system, written by the exiled archenemy and original framer of their system Emanuel Goldstein. His book was titled: The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism.

What is the ultimate aim of this system, in its rawest form? It is later answered by O’Brien, as he tortures Winston:
The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps even believed that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship.
(Full Length Speech) Aldous Huxley – The Ultimate Revolution, 1962

Aaron Dykes is a co-founder of, where this first appeared. As a writer, researcher and video producer who has worked on numerous documentaries and investigative reports, he uses history as a guide to decode current events, uncover obscure agendas and contrast them with the dignity afforded individuals as recognized in documents like the Bill of Rights.

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Anonymous said...

Seems to be splitting hairs here. The end result is still the same and that is the complete control and subjugation of the US population. They are already on the road to complete domination of this country, but unfortunately, many still do not see it. Low information voters fall for it because they want, need and desire to have the government take care of them; most have no desire to be independent. Younger people fall for it thru indoctrination and a desire to fit in; they don't want to knock over the apple cart and appear to be uncool or rebellious. Yuppies, hippies, and hipsters don't care about politics nor do they believe in Conspiracy Theories, Agenda 21 or the NWO; all they care about is themselves and what they wear, who they know, what they own.

Who does that leave? Just a bunch of middle-aged and elderly people who once knew what this country was really all about. They'll stand up for this country, but will be shot back down because the mainstream media will paint them with the traitor's brush; the same brush they used to paint the Tea Party with. And of course, the jack-booted minions of the IRS will join the party and audit anyone who is out of line and take away all their worldly possessions.

So, the citizens that are asleep in this country actually deserve to be enslaved for not paying attention to their government. As our government uses drones to kill people in other lands, many over here continue to pursue their own ends completely not giving a damn. Hey, it doesn't happen to them so why should they care? Their fellow citizens are getting the shaft, but still the ones sound asleep do not blink an eye.

Very soon, the sleeping sycophants, will need to care as the drones will be turned upon them.

Anonymous said...

Actually a bit ambivalent about the reduction of world population.
I think it needs some serious reduction, so perhaps the NWO has the right idea.
But I think its more about control, than improving the total world population, i dont think these NWO are really about power and preserving it for themselves.

PJ London said...

Not splitting hairs at all. THe difference is that the brave new world of Huxley had the people loving their slavery and dependency. Orwell shows a society ruled by fear and pain.
It is the difference between Rome's "Bread and Circuses" and Mao's "Cultural revolution", the difference between Blair's "Beer, Benefits and Football" and Pol Pot's "Killing fields".
The problem is that when the Bread and Beer run out, then the only form of control is the bullet and the whip.

Anonymous said...

the book "power vs force" by david Hawkins discussed in another article has been a real eye opener. the asleep people mentioned in the above comment do not deserve to be enslaved. they have been disempowered by force and are trapped in low levels of consciousness. shame, guilt, apathy, fear ect rule their lives. they deserve compassion not scorn. scorn just makes them worse.

Hide Behind said...

The goal of reduction of population is tantalizing and there are many who dare not mention it first but once engaged it seems to be a consencus of need to reduce. But it is the "how " that ties the tongues for lack of words.
Huxle rightly deserved to be called out on plagerism of "we" to some entent butbthen wha is a writer but one of man thoughts of wwha canevbefore put into his own time tovspeak and write for others out in the future..
Both were prophetic and we see those who l ead using the best of both their musings,; Same but far more effecient are they in obtaning results than either Huxley or Orwell imagined
Orwell to me understood far better BBC the commonn sort while Huxley seemed to come and to agree in upperclass benevolence would rule but was even more corrupt than the lowest of knaves on streets.
Both men gave man of the masses too much credit towards understanding what any form of collective meeans. As each of the mass accepts the paths of least trouble to get by.
Note how little disssent in each society there was but in each you found areas of contrast. The slums in one and an island paradice in the other.
This is the only real weakness of thoee who can rule with total immunity there hasb to be escape valves. Controlable assuredly , but escape none the less, too remind themselves of why they are fit to rule. A purpose beyond the obvious.
Long winded college level bull shit but why do the masses not just kill the leaders if they know full well nust what the bastards are up too?
We each have our escape valves, and not until enough are denied that escape, will those who rule have anything to fear.

Anonymous said...

Interesting thing about Orwell/Blair... he was a lifelong 'socialist', but of the real, grassroots kind who believed in the capacity of 'the people' to think and act decently, so soon as we get the elite (capitalist) controllers off our backs. He saw this working, briefly, in Spain, until the 'state socialists' from U.S.S.R. divided the revolution from within.
It was due to his experiences in Spain that he became bitterly-opposed to the Stalinists, writing 1984, Animal Farm, even to the point of allowing himself to be used by the western 'capitalist' elite in their cold war propaganda.
Yet he remained 'a socialist'; or, as the anarchist community describes it... 'libertarian socialist.'
Hopefully, the day is soon coming when we can move beyond the cold-war stereotypes.

Anonymous said...

The greatness of what orwell wrote was how it was used, not what he said. What orwell talked about is what was happening right then, not what was going to happen.

The only observations in his book that were not the reality were the tech solutions to control. The book was then used as a textbook, teaching people what could be but wasn't.

The entire population STILL thinks orwell's vision is in the future, because the have been conditioned by this textbook to ignore what they see and look for the signs in the book - since they see no gray suits they're safe.

As for the oppressive systems of choice. The early part of the 20th century, mao, stalin, the US, english-colonialism etc were all simply tests. The winner was freedom-based control, as the police state oppressive systems ended up more of a mess then the were worth. They were put up in competition to see which one would win. In order to see this one needs to understand that Stalin and Mao were not the leaders, they were stooges of the leaders and the plans extend back thousands of years.

The inevitable problem occurs when there is no brake peddle and those who are tasked with the oppression, the names you know and love, think they are in control.

Anonymous said... is interesting to read the comment section on this article... reading about the "need" for population reduction and some other aspects of the NWO Agenda ...some of these items that may be considered appropriate to discuss, study or take action upon...but I think all of the discussion regarding style of leadership, government or society we want...and the obvious acts of 'treason" we are seeing ....fails to address to real act of treason...and that is the failure of our leadership to apply vision, to apply a degree of exploitation in the potential of the human race ...rather than to sit in the shadows thinking up clever ways to kill off the population and steal their profits, savings and earnings...these "leaders" should have had the imagination and vision to see how valuable the human potential can endless the human potential is...our leaders are mostly egocentric thieves...who serve without conscience or ethics....just think of how many lives could have been altered if these men (and woman) looked to fulfill the individual potential of each child born in the many new fields of science, would we have? How many geniuses would have been born to help move mankind into space in a industrial, population-moving manner that is required to save the race?

Losers....philosophic, imagination-less...greedy losers all the way around.


RJ O'Guillory
Webster Groves - The Life of an Insane Family

Luke said...

Empire has always been about the few controlling the many. Greed is idolatry. The desire to control is driven by the same thing, idolatry of ones' self. It is a work of the flesh.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this book should be read by WHOLE OF MANKIND, its so sad many people still dont recognise danger unfolding before our eyes......peter czech

Anonymous said...

Once enough of the people will realize that it is even more undignified to be fattened to death, as it is to-day, than to be starved or threatened with bullets. the day when those who, deliberately, consume as little as possible and live as self-sufficiently as possible, raise above a certain percentage world-wide, will be the day when real democracy MAY begin.
The aim of the PEOPLE still is best put into words by Karl Marx (although he was grossly wrong in some other aspects):
Everyone work according to his/her abilities
- everyone consume according to his / her real needs
(not small desires produced by imitation, envy, cowardice, or PR mass suggestion).
God help us to reach it in THIS century and never lose it again.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy the comments, they are more revealing somethings than the article itself

Hide Behind said...

Who rules and do they have any" Philosophical, Religious or concepts of limited Morality?
The greatest minds of today, at least the ones speaking or being being spoken of in public that have weight and mass, have as the physicyst Hawkins states all came to the conclusion that Phiosophy is dead"!
With the death of philosophy you have no basis of morality and as physicist have as not yet found proof of Divine Entitys or even processses stemming from divine sources; Just what and the hell is holding our US society together?
It is quite obvious that among our US Political military scientific and financial leadership no sovereign nation or peoples exist except as resources for whatever their individual and temporary clusteriings need to fullfill their whims of desires.
Mankind has been reduced to mathematical fomulae of waves of energy so that what appears as partcle is ot but wave lengths.
Man's. Emotional state and consciousness does not exist outside of these electrical and mathematicly defined borders.
Quite easily man's minds can swing from numerical computations concerning dollars into ether your wave lengths are of asset or of debit.
Talk by those of no value to them of some possability of man's divinity is waste of time; Because truth showsif reduced to math, percentages show the greatest mass of humanity are no more than amoebas feeding randomly on life of planet.

Anonymous said...

Government is the tool of the international elite, all governments. Tyranny rools!

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