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Brave New World...



OCTOBER 25, 2007. This is another backgrounder for my upcoming one-night seminar, THE ROLE OF MEDICAL DRUGS IN HUMAN ILLNESS. Just click on the link above to sign up.

In Aldous Huxley’s famous novel, BRAVE NEW WORLD, all citizens are genetically engineered from the (artificial) wombs in which they are born---engineered for happiness and contentment.

But as always, the technology isn’t perfect. So when people get antsy or depressed, they go to a dispensary where they are given a drug called Soma. It brings the person back to a “happy” state of mind.

In our world, we have all the tranquilizers and the succeeding generations of antidepressants. These crude hammers are being sold to millions and millions of people, and leading psychiatrists are defending the common practice of giving the drugs to babies.

I can recall that at age four, I was taken to a doctor for a head X-ray. I don’t remember why, but I fought against it. The doctor and I were struggling on the table as he was trying to put my head against the cushions. These days, that might prompt a quick diagnosis of some disorder and a drug script. And then who knows what the result might have been.

Brain drugs in general mess with the complex systems of neurotransmitters, and the outcome is unpredictable and dangerous. It’s folly, and it’s a crime in progress.

On a social level, the aim is to achieve conformity and “fitting in.” If people give in to this drugging, we will at some point reach the “pleasant nightmare” of Huxley’s BRAVE NEW WORLD. Humans as smiling robots. Depending on some government agency to wake up and ban these drugs---that’s what I would call a mental disorder.

JON RAPPOPORT www.nomorefakenews.com


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