Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Unimaginable mass shootings are simply a part of the "Brave New World"

These recent shootings (the Colorado Theater, The mall shooting in Oregon, and last week's truly sickening school shooting  in Ct)  have me thinking a great deal about Pharmaceutical drugs designed to alter our brains, and to alter our natural ability to interact with Society, and our natural surroundings.

All these whack-jobs seemed to be "different" people who were all taking a myriad of psychotropic drugs prescribed to help them deal with their mental differences.

I'm reminded of a book I read 20 years ago.

Aldous Huxley's novel "Brave New World" was written in 1931 (while the world was mired in the last major economic and societal malaise, coincidentally); and it offers a fictional look into a future world similar to the one more popularly novelized by George Orwell with  "1984".

In Huxley's book, the future world is a single nation-state where the vast majority of  people are reduced to little more than human livestock that merrily go about their days living in complete blissfull ignorance to the fact that they are slaves to an invisible elite class that keeps them drugged (literally) with a supplement called Soma, and also drugged (figuratively) with the promise of societal peace and uniform security.

In Huxley’s novel, the supplement Soma dispels any anxieties or negative emotion. The people become compliant, ambivalent robots who never feel the urge to think critically, or to fight back against the ones who oppress them intellectually.

The saying in the book was, “One cubic centimeter cures ten gloomy sentiments.”

In America today, the government controlled drug industry has thousands of pills full of synthetic chemical compounds designed to treat every depressive or unhappy thought that might affect you, and others that are designed to turn your children into perfect little angels, making the burden of raising them easier on the "grown ups", who have far too little time these days to actually stop and invest the time necessary to explain to their kids how the real world actually works.

Huxley's Soma, it seems, has become very real in the form of Prozac, Ritalin, Zoloft, Xanex, and, coincidentally, an actual muscle relaxant called {drum roll} .....   Soma

But remember:

You are NOT allowed to try and "treat" your own unhappiness with an unapproved natural (and probably banned) substance like cocaine, THC, or opium. These are DANGEROUS naturally occurring chemicals; and the threat of imprisonment always lurks in the shadows if you choose your own form of mind altering substance, versus choosing a synthetic chemical concoction that is declared to be "safe" for you by your elite economic overlords, and which (only coincidentally) happens to generate profit for them...

So, a synthetic drug that alters the brain, and possibly produces a psycopathic killer as a by-product, is ok, just as long as it is "FDA Approved" ; while a natural drug that makes you mellow, hyper, or hungry for nachos, is NOT allowed in the "Brave New World"...

Makes perfect sense to me.