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#361 Nparker

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 09:20 AM

Not unlike keeping the masses permanently frightened (climate change, apocalyptic viruses etc.), a drug-dependent society is easier for those in charge to manipulate and control. Propagation of the former supports the latter. Aldous Huxley told us as much in Brave New World nearly a century ago (a recent TV adaptation is referenced below)

...Since the citizens of New London are conditioned to take the soma medication from a young age, they become reliant on the drug to the point where everyone walks around in some sort of drugged state. Any sense of tension or confrontation causes characters to grab their soma dispenser. The drug allows society to have better control over the citizens since soma helps extract any sense of individuality. Without soma, people would start to get a better sense of who they truly are by experiencing all types of emotion, either good or bad. Stability would also be more difficult to achieve. For New London to retain its hive mind, all citizens must be compliant...


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#362 dasmo

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 12:29 PM

Not unlike keeping the masses permanently frightened (climate change, apocalyptic viruses etc.), a drug-dependent society is easier for those in charge to manipulate and control. Propagation of the former supports the latter. Aldous Huxley told us as much in Brave New World nearly a century ago (a recent TV adaptation is referenced below)

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#363 Nparker

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 02:48 PM

Perfection.

#364 max.bravo

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 08:30 PM

The only thing those authors didn’t predict was how gay it would all be. Nobody in the secular world saw that aspect coming

#365 dasmo

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 08:41 PM

The hunger games should ne added in.

#366 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 February 2024 - 06:00 AM

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#367 lanforod

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Posted 05 February 2024 - 08:33 AM

Yeah. Philistines and Canaanites, not Palestinians.



#368 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 February 2024 - 08:38 AM

Yeah. Philistines and Canaanites, not Palestinians.

 

"Tens of thousands of years ago" not sure anyone was into much organized religion.  I'm sure sure everyone had some spiritual thoughts or wonder, not sure if they were organizing into major religions.


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#369 Mike K.

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Posted 05 February 2024 - 11:22 AM

Philistines were descendants of the lands we now know as Greece. 


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