Civilization Is Sterilization in Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World'

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Civilization is Sterilization In Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1932), the Fordist system of mass production and consumption allows governments/business to establish dependencies and control of the people in a totalitarian way. The entire society of the World State in this dystopian novel revolves around Fordism, including the way their dates begin in 1908, the year that the first Model-T rolled off the assembly line. Every year after that is considered A.F. or After Ford, instead of the Christian calendar based on A.D. or the Year of the Lord. Leaders of the World State, the Resident Controller of Western Europe Mustapha Mond, are referred to as Fords, while God is now Our Ford and all people make the Sign of the T on their chests out of reverence, replacing the sign of the cross. No books published after A.F. 150 (2058 AD) are allowed to exist, no do religions, history or museums. The World State mass produces everything, in fact, including drugs, emotions, human bodies and sexuality, while suppressing all individual thought and creativity in the name of order and stability. All human beings are mass conditioned and brainwashed from the time they are fetuses to fit into a rigid caste system in which the majority are simply drones of very limited intelligence. Misfits and alienated outsiders like John, who refuse to conform or surrender their individuality, are confined on the Savage Reservation, although Huxley later said that if he could rewrite the book he would have

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