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by Aldous Huxley

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July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963

Aldous Huxley, English novelist and critic gifted with an acute and far-ranging intelligence whose works are notable for their wit and pessimistic satire. 

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"Brave New World"

Call them goodies, epiphanies, illuminations, news, the following are three "goodies" concerning the "new world" towards which we are moving quickly and at full sail.  Or rather that "Brave New World" of which the English writer Aldous Huxley speaks in his futuristic book, published in 1932, in which he describes a world of the future (around 2540). The whole Earth is under the power of ten "controllers". The entire society is strictly controlled through scientific practices ranging from birth control to psychological indoctrination, to the selection, via eugenics, of the human race.

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"Goodies" of the New World

I have already had the opportunity to talk about this book (which my father had in his small library in the thirties) when, in a short post, at the beginning of this year, I mentioned the great changes we were, are, and will continue to make. A book that I invite you to read for free on the web.

The following are "goodies" of news that really happened and that I transcribe without removing or adding anything.

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Two Women and a Priest

Two women decide to get married and have a child. One is fertile, the other is not. They go to a sperm bank and the fertile one gets inseminated. A baby girl is born, they grow her up with affection until they decide to separate. They appear in front of the judge to whom they ask for the assignment. Who do you think the girl will be assigned to?

A Catholic priest, who, by his decision has accepted the vow of chastity, decides to "come out", that is, he declares his sexual tendency, presents his partner in public with whom he decides to live together and also says he wants to have a child. 

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"The Tempest"

This is the scenario of the "brave new world". The title Aldous Huxley chose for his book sounds ironic and sarcastic, as it is taken from a passage from William Shakespeare's "The Tempest". In this tragedy Miranda, son of the magician Prospero, marvels at the beauty and extraordinary nature of the world he is discovering for the first time: "O wonder! How many godly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world, that has such people in't". “O wonder! How many divine creatures do I see here! What a splendid humanity this is! O fearless new world, which hosts such men ”.

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“The real hopeless victims of mental illness are to be found among those who appear to be most normal. "Many of them are normal because they are so well adjusted to our mode of existence, because their human voice has been silenced so early in their lives, that they do not even struggle or suffer or develop symptoms as the neurotic does ..."

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" ...They are normal not in what may be called the absolute sense of the word; they are normal only in relation to a profoundly abnormal society. Their perfect adjustment to that abnormal society is a measure of their mental sickness. These millions of abnormally normal people, living without fuss in a society to which, if they were fully human beings, they ought not to be adjusted.”

― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

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