Fulfilling the Prophecy of Brave New World

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Fulfilling the Prophecy of Brave New World  

"Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of the World State in the Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, a state intent on keeping itself intact. In the stable state, the people must be happy with the status quo; they must not be able to imagine a better world, and must not think of a worse one. In the stable state, a few people must be able to cope with unexpected change, but they should be unable to initiate it. In the stable state, the population must have certain proportions of satisfied citizens and innovators that can coexist.

The United States has already succeeded in creating the ideal population distribution - that of an iceberg, keeping nine tenths of the population
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This country's majority is free to do nearly anything it may want, and free to choose what it is free to do insofar as allowed by a representative democracy; accordingly, it defines its own principles of happiness, and keeps itself submerged. The immersed public makes the decisions concerning how and what the government does, and hence has its happiness fairly provided for.

In the American system of social stability, artificial physical impairment of human stock is not necessary, for the system itself sorts the people out and arranges them on the social ladder. This is a far more efficient design, allowing maximization of the society's production; this policy also carries a small additional benefit of being ethical.

The staple definition of happiness accommodates a good middle seventy percent of the population. Some are able to raise themselves above the waterline, and search for happiness outside the American dream. Other citizens find themselves scraping the muck on the bottom of the ocean, forced to dwell in poverty and unable to rise despite their struggles to live up to the standard. The society accommodates such inferior members by simply stating that since they cannot meet the expectations, they are defective and should be content with what they have.

Such a system sustains itself, because the seventy percent of the

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