Brave New World
I keep getting this thought, it invades my mind, I am not sure why, I do not believe I have ever read this book
BRAVE NEW WORLD
By Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
This book appears to be online to read:
To me this alludes to the idea of what the future will bring or has brought.
I am in many tourist areas on the planet, the tourist bubble is not a normal culture, however it is a representation of something. What, I am not sure, however I am speculating it does represent the big city, the faceless word where people pass and try not to notice you.
The - Brave New World - I suspect is a world where every person on the planet reads daily about danger. They believe this noise, then enter the world, proceed to be afraid to look, see, acknowledge or interact with anyone they do not know.
How do you meet the new person, I truly hope it not only on the influence of Alcohol.
Nonetheless my instincts are telling me the friendly say hello world of Guatemala has been or is being changed quickly. They watch TV also� the news is about danger, never about how the planet is becoming so safe it is boring.
The developing nations are learning to be afraid of people, the - Brave New Word - may be a place where we never say,
- Hello, how are you today -
- Hola, Como Estas -
See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
The world is a very safe place, it takes some real work to find a good dodgy place to hang around and watch people. Maybe a good border town is the best it gets.
Say hello to someone today, they are safe.
Brave New World
H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds refers to the Brave New World as an underground colony to escape the Martians...
the guy who dreams it up is mad, unfortunately...
Andy, me old mate, you need to clarify this a little. Huxley's novel is a dystopian view of a totalitarian state, where people are taken away from their parents at birth and brought up in whatever 'caste' the state determines (worker, intellectual etc). It's an ironic comment on the period - ie the 1930s. Its title comes from Shakespeare's The Tempest, where it's also used ironically... and so the layers of meaning and allusion deepen. Your contribution to the Shakespeare-Huxley continuum seems a little less, how shall we say, to the point, unfortunately. You say the tourist bubble represents something, but you don't know what - very helpful, I'm sure. People don't have time to stop and say hello? Sounds like a bad line from an even worse song; and very much not the case in Huxley's Brave New World, where people are encouraged to be extremely friendly with each other, if you get my drift... And what's with the dodgy border town bit? Are you trying to come over all existentialist on us? Do you want friendliness and happy hellos or do you want an aliented, liminal space where transgression comes in all shapes and sizes? Let me tell you, I can show you fear in a handful of dust; I've been in many border towns in my life and they can be very dangerous places. Think carefully about what you wish for in case you actually get it...
All the best,
I sent a e-mail note re: my reaction to Huxley's book. I find that it's concepts are creeping into our society in subtle ways.
I sensed it today in the Library when a movie was running off in the corner. Children are being trained to be always entertained. Children don't have time to think.
My e-mail mentioned a few more of the concepts that are illuminated in the book. Keep up the good tavel.