Aldous, that is. An often perceptive observer of society. Driscoll uses the following comment from Huxley as his Quote of the Day:
There will be, in the next generation or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will rather enjoy it, because they will be distracted from any desire to rebel by propaganda or brainwashing, or brainwashing enhanced by pharmacological methods. And this seems to be the final revolution.
I don’t think he realized that the culture of western societies would be taken over by white, college educated, urban, middle- to upper-class women, for whom diminished liberties are just fine as long as the pretense of their reality can be maintained. Or, as put in another context, a tremendous rant:
Because Copernicus was wrong. The world does not revolve around the sun. The world revolves around the predilections of upper- and middle-class feminists and their satellites
You know, Oprah World.