Brave New World
"The ethics and philosophy of under-consumption…"
“There was a thing, as I’ve said before, called Christianity….The ethics and philosophy of under-consumption……So essential when there was under-production; but in an age of machines and the fixation of nitrogen—positively a crime against society….All crosses had their tops cut and became T’s. There was also a thing called God….There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol….There was a thing called the soul and a thing called immortality.”
Who said this?
This quote was said by the Director.
Under what context was it in?
In the beginning of the book on pages 52 through 53, after he had explained the lab to possible people that would be working in the lab soon, he was explaining to them how the world was like before all of these labs has started where God and Religion existed for people. He was also explaining how God never mixed in with the lab because the Director stated that Science simply doesn't mix with Religion because Religion is a big topic that does start wars and the people that work in the lab doesn't want that because they don't have any wars in their "Eutopia."
How does this relate to a Dystopian society- both in the book and in the world today?
This relates to a Dystopian society in the book and in the world today because everyone is conditioned to a life that they never chose, there is no God or Religion, in other words, there is no hope, people don't have "souls" or basically not actually falling in love with one another, not missing someone if they died, and when you die, you don't have a grave, you are just turned into ashes. Also, sex isn't a big deal in this world, it's just something that you do for fun. Lastly, people also take this drug called soma to "feel good," even when they were children.
The World as a Dystopia
I Have Seen the Future- The Bravery
Against GMO's or GMP's
"Denver Father Gets 5 Years in Prison in "horrific" Child Abuse Case." - The Denver Post. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.
"GMO: Harmful Effects." GMO: Harmful Effects. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2015.