Friday, September 01, 2006

'Oh brave new world, that hath such people in it...'

''Which brings us at last," continued Mr. Foster, "out of the realm of mere slavish imitation of nature into the much more interesting world of human invention."
He rubbed his hands. For of course, they didn't content themselves with merely hatching out embryos: any cow could do that.
"We also predestine and condition. We decant our babies as socialized human beings, as Alphas or Epsilons, as future sewage workers or future …" He was going to say "future World controllers," but correcting himself, said "future Directors of Hatcheries," instead.


The D.H.C. acknowledged the compliment with a smile.''

From Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

Today's Guardian 'We can clamp down on anti-social children before birth, says Blair' .

*headdesk*

He has absolutely, utterly, lost it. Somebody, someone, please, just go to him, sit with him, take his arm, lead him gently away...

UPDATE: Curious Hamster on same topic, 'We're All Going on a Soma Holiday'. Best.Title.Ever.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Kelly Shaw said...

I wonder just when the world will learn about Blair's children's problems.

Or will his children be forever "protected" by the British press?

September 01, 2006 11:39 pm  
Blogger Leighton Cooke said...

Do you yhink think that if someone had had a quiet word with our great leader's mother before he was born we could have been spared all this?

September 04, 2006 8:13 pm  
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