Freedom Of Speech In Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World

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Imagine a world, a world where everything is perfect, everyone is happy. Recently I read a book, written in 1932, Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, A Brave New World. The book depicts a seemingly perfect society nearly six hundred years into the future where human life has been industrialised and controlled by the top of the World State. Using clever genetic engineering, brainwashing, drugs and recreational sex where ‘everyone belongs to everyone’. Yet all the members of this controlled society are happy consumers. But you wouldn’t really think our society could be like that, right? Whilst reading A Brave New World I started to question, “What world do we live in?” or “What will our world become in the future?” This made me realise that this book serves as a warning sign for future generations. Certain themes throughout the novel have prompted me to inquire into what values and beliefs our society is based on. Looking at our freedom of speech around the world certain ideologies are restricted from free speech. My question to you is are we free to voice our opinions? Our pursuit of happiness in our society is relentless. We are consumed by technology, creating ways to escape modern reality to immerse ourselves in our perceived utopia. After I finished reading the book one main thought stuck with me… What if the world we are heading towards is A Brave New World?

The first thing I want to talk to you guys about is freedom of speech in our society. As the law states,
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