Huxley or Orwell? When worldly fiction becomes reality…or will it?
by Ken Pullen
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
ACP — A Crooked Path
I remember reading Aldous Huxley’s book Brave New World, and George Orwell’s book 1984 in high school English. Back in 1971. Required reading. I was in a very interesting and advanced for its time high school English department, but there is no need to go into that here now.
The overwhelming thought then was and has been evidenced since, by most critics, speakers and the like have concentrated on Orwell’s 1984 believing that it would be the course probably taken if such fiction ever became reality.
As a transformed individual by the Supernatural power of the Holy Spirit of God to work in a person, and coming to a knowing unavailable to an individual not experiencing this renewing and regeneration by faith [for it is not of our doing, has no bearing on how perceived smart we may be by the world’s standards], I know as I know the skin on the back of my hands there is coming a time to this world, and sooner than later, that the son of perdition the evilest and most cunning of individuals to ever rise to power in the world will exist. As written in the word of God. He will make the worst dictator and tyrant in world history appear benign. He will be the greatest fascist and tyrant to ever breathe air on this earth.
And yet it won’t be due to the world becoming like Orwell’s 1984, which lends itself more to this tyrannical viewpoint — it will be more like Huxley’s Brave New World that permits, embraces, and ushers in this evilest of evils this most fascist of fascists and deadly of tyrants.
This is the forward from the secular book titled Amusing Ourselves to Death, by Neil Postman;
We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. Wherever else the terror had happened, we, at least, had not been visited by Orwellian nightmares.
But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell’s dark vision, there was another — slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World. Contrary to common belief even among the educated, Huxley and Orwell did not prophecy the same thing. Orwell warns that we will be overcome by externally imposed oppression. But in Huxley’s vision, no Big Brother is required to deprive people of their autonomy, maturity arid history. As he saw it, people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capabilities to think.
What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one. Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism. Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial culture, preoccupied with some equivalent of the feelies, the marked in Brave New World Revisited, the civil libertarians and rationalists who are ever on the alert to oppose tyranny “failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.” In 1984, Huxley added, people are controlled by inflicting pain. In Brave New World, they are controlled by inflicting pleasure. In short, Orwell feared that what we hate will ruin us. Huxley feared that what we love will ruin us. This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right.
The inherent evil within every man woman and child, their penchant for pleasure and distraction. The overwhelming desire to embrace the banal, to follow the lie and deny the truth. Neither fictional book is correct. Although Huxley’s Brave New World is much closer to what is and will take place making it possible for the rise of the Antichrist and his false prophet deceiving all the people of the world — ALL THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD — save for the remnant of true believers who will refuse to worship him, refuse to bow to him, refuse to take his name in their flesh. There will be a great number who will be just as Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah of the tribe of Judah refused to bow to and worship the image of gold made by Nebuchadnezzar that stood 90 feet high. And just as those four God-fearing individuals refused to worship a false god and not bow, so, too, all those faithful and true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ that will not take the name of the Antichrist in their flesh and worship him will face equal or greater atrocities to the fiery furnace. Beheadings. Torture. Unable to buy, or sell. To be persecuted and murdered by the Antichrist.
We are living out large parts of Huxley’s Brave New World while also living the words of Romans 1 and other Scripture.
We seek pleasure and unconsciousness. To block reality out and live in a state of constant delusion and fantasy. We love sin and evil and abhor righteousness and the ways of God.
We cling to, act as if our lives depended on our entertainment, our devices, our material things neglecting the spiritual. And if entertaining anything called spiritual? It is in pursuit of every false, leading to death so-called “spiritual” endeavor. Such as yoga, transcendental meditation, Hinduism and its Westernized variations, Buddhism, and equally Westernized variations. And every Pagan ritual, practice and belief. Witchcraft is the fastest-growing religion in America. Don’t take my word for it. Search this fact out.
We embrace all abomination, all evil, all lies, all things opposed to God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the inerrant infallible Word of God.
While immersing ourselves in noise, distractions, so-called entertainment, anything to not think. Anything — any pursuit to remain in the darkness under strong delusion believing we are “enlightened” and that the world is becoming a better place.
Huxley or Orwell?
Nay, it is the Word of God and only the Word of God to turn to, hold, embrace, get to know as you know no other book, no other words [this is not an indictment on secular books or saying do not read the books mentioned here if you have not already. Do not misunderstand. It is a matter of priorities and which book matters most, which book is believed most, which book an individual invests in].
And please do yourself a huge favor. Put down the glowing Bible app on your Smartphone. Turn off your computer and that glowing screen. Yes, even this page and place! And get ahold of a REAL book, a REAL book of the Holy Bible. God’s Word. To have and to hold. Become married to it. A REAL book. And go to a quiet place. Somehow, somewhere, no matter who, no matter where — find a quiet place. Solace. And open that REAL book and begin to read. Then reread what you’ve just read — only this time read it aloud. Don’t be embarrassed. Afraid. Timid. Shy. Read the Word of God aloud to yourself. And then? Then take time, all the necessary time to ponder, consider, think on — meditate upon — that which was just read.
And, if necessary, repeat.
And pray upon the Word of God.
And thusly live…daily, continually, consistently, convincingly committed to the Word of God — to God, to the Lord Jesus Christ, to the Holy Spirit.
And the Holy Spirit will inform, instruct and teach things not even the greatest mind on earth could come to know of itself
Go in peace to that quiet place sojourner, pilgrim, and embrace the Lord. Dive into, eat of, drink deeply the living Word of God, and be nourished as nothing else can bring refreshment and quell an appetite.
Building, maintaining the full armour of the Word of God. Equipped in this raging and ever-escalating spiritual war.
This secular book Amusing Ourselves to Death: by Neil Postman was recommended to me by a brother in Christ and a friend. And now I’m recommending it to you if you have not read it.
But spend more time, much more time reading and meditating upon the Word of God than any other book existing or yet to be written.