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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Remember what the dormouse said

Check it out. Tons of live Dead shows at, plus a wealth of live music from other bands.

While you're groovin, you can also explore the alternative, the esoteric, and the downright different in the collection of e-books at Miami Indymedia.

I would be remiss if I didn't also point you to Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Revisited online. Written in 1958, reads like it was written yesterday. Look at the table of contents:

I Over-Population
II Quantity, Quality, Morality
III Over-Organization
IV Propaganda in a Democratic Society
V Propaganda Under a Dictatorship
VI The Arts of Selling
VII Brainwashing
VIII Chemical Persuasion
IX Subconscious Persuasion
X Hypnopaedia
XI Education for Freedom
XII What Can Be Done?

via Jon Husband

Thanks for the nod, Bruce.

It's one of a handful of things I have read that I know I will now think of every day, just like The Numbing of the Anmerican Mind - Culture As Anesthetic" that I mentilned to youa year or so ago.

This one by Huxley is really chilling though, given that it was written 50 years ago. One can trace and see the unfolding since then, and any kind of extrapolation, linear or otherwise, does not augur well for our future.

Leonard C's The Future comes to mind (again).
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