Huxley’s View


Huxleys view
In Neil postmans amusing ourselves to death, Huxley teaches us that in the age of advanced technology, spiritual devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate. In his teachings we learn that we are always watching our neighbor in order to protect ourselves. Huxley says that all Americans are Marxist, for we believe nothing if not that history is moving us toward some preordained paradise and that technology is the force behind that movement. He is basically saying that due to technology we have culture, political, and religious revolutions. In chapter 11 we realize that watching television is not bad. We must all accept and know why we are watching what we do. If we accept the fact that we are watching television for a means of entertainment rather than information, then we are not corrupted by the influence being given by our media. According to chapter 11, technology is corrupting our nation and will keep doing this until we become more educated in what we are watching. In conclusion, Huxley says that what afflicts people in the Brave New World is not that they are laughing instead of thinking, but that they do not know what they are laughing about and why they stop thinking. Huxley had sort of the same ideas as so did Mr. Frostneir and Mr. Thompson. They all agreed that our Media is a form of corruption and that technology over taking our lifestyle. Violence as well as anything is growing in our society. Huxley has a point when he says that we should be more educated about what and why we are watching. When we learn that TV is for entertainment and that print Media is more informal then and only then shall we over come a technological revolution.

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