Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Yes, I have seen it. A great idea with a horrible execution. Could have been a classic flick. But your point is well taken and I have pondered this very thought myself many times, with ever growing frequency.
If you think about it, it is a perfect strategy for Themme. Reduce the populace to the status of rank idiots and helpless infants and you have them by the parts. Orwell's vision lies at the heart of Theire new world order, but Huxley's showed the daily reality, the face of the world if you will. Why oppress in obvious fashion when you can make it look like a party? The former gets people uptight, angry, and ready to bust heads, whereas the latter results in lots of erections and all manner of harmless carrying on that dissipates the tension and fear, provides people with something they think they want, and thereby cements their positions as MereCogs who will not only go for the scheme, but will risk their own safety to protect and perpetuate it. It's a perfect strategy and it will almost certainly come to reality's pass. True freedom has no future in this world, but I'm getting old and have no intentions of going quietly into that dark night. I will resist even when there is no hope... unless they offer me really bad girls who will allow me to do all the sick and twisted things that roll around in my head. In that case I will lay down and say screw it. Literally.