A Not So Wonderful World

The Average Dystopian Society

"What you need," the Savage went on, "is something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough here."

John Savage tells Mond this while debating about God, The Arts and The World State. In the book, everyone’s emotions have been drugged out of them. They never feel anything strongly and never know emotional hardship like the people of the our world. Their lives have no real meaning; they just exist and take up space. Our lives, however, have meaning because we feel strongly. Life is not life without hardship or emotions.

Is the Modern Day World a Dystopia?

The government seems to have its eyes everywhere. They have access to everything that we have ever done on the internet. Right now they could pull up a list of every site I have accessed since forever. The moment a person of suspected of terrorism, they have no rights. That person are sent to the middle of nowhere to be tortured and never heard of again. The Due Process Clause never kicks in for them.


The CIA admitted to severely torturing people in its custody. That is a violation of human rights and a violation of almost every moral code known today. They treated those people unhumanly by depriving them of basic bodily necessities such as sleep, food, treatment, etc. The government does not necessarily need to go that far.


Science might be taking us down the wrong road. I read that people are starting to clone organs and animals. Recently this has even extended to human infants. Human infants that will probably be used to test everything on. It’s a horrifying concept and really shouldn’t happen. Those clones are human too.
• Abnormalize • (Nightcore)

abnormalize by Ling Tosite Sigure - Romaji and English Translation

abnormalize

Vocals: Ling Tosite Sigure

Lyrics: TK

Composition: TK

Arrangement: TK


Dare ni mo miserarenai mono atama no naka afurete
Machigai sae mo nai sekai e mayoikonderu


Things that I can’t show to anyone are flooding my mind

I’ve gone lost in a world where not even mistakes exist


Arienai hodo surikomarete
Me ni mieru mono dake no “sekai” genshou
Abakidaseru kana


This is a “world” phenomenon where only the visible things are real

and that has been rubbed in to an unbelievable degree

So can I expose it for what it is?


Plastic Tac Tic mou dare mo okashiku narenai yo
Kisama mo plastic beautiful world
Utsukushisugiru sekai ni boku wa nazeka hikari ga mienakute
Haretsu shite iku kokoro ga mugen no rifurekushon


Plastic Tac Tic, no one can be driven insane anymore

You’re also in this plastic beautiful world

In a world that’s too pretty, I can’t see the light for some reason

and my rupturing heart is an infinite reflection


secret remains for you misekake no iro to mirai o abakanaide
fake’s plastic world keep it secret motion


secret remains for you, don’t expose the fake colors and the future

fake’s plastic world, keep it secret motion


Himitsu-meite tojikomerarete
Me ni mieru mono sae mo boku no fake show
Shinjitsu no ribaasu sa


Secretive and confined

Even the visible things are my fake show

They’re the reverse of the truth


Telecastic Tac Tic
Mou subete futsuu ni mieru deshou?
Ijou na plastic normal world
Muhyoujou sugiru sekai ni mugen no rifurekushon


Telecastic Tac Tic

Everything seems to be normal by now, right?

The abnormal plastic normal world

is an infinite reflection of the world that’s all too emotionless


Koko wa sude ni gestalt illusion dare mo nani mo ga barabara de
Horoguramu no naka o zenbu shinjitsu-iro ni somete iku


This place is already a gestalt illusion; every single person and thing is separated

and dyes all in the color of the truth inside the hologram


secret remains for you fake’s plastic world
Subete o abakeba kioku ga ima o utte bokura wa kizuite shimau yo


secret remains for you, fake’s plastic world

We’ll notice that if we expose everything, memories will shoot apart the present


Subete ga uragaeshi ni natte maboroshii wa mou the end
Shinjitsu ni sae obiete shimau
Me ni mieru mono dake no “sekai” genshou
Nisemono ga te o tsunaide subete o utsushiteru tte


Everything is turned inside-out and the illusion is already at the end

So I’m even scared of the truth

This is a “world” phenomenon where only the visible things are real

Where falsehoods go hand in hand, reflecting everything


Dare ni mo mitasarenai mono atama no naka afurete
Demo koko ga boku no ibasho naraba mitasanai kara


Things that no one can satisfy are flooding my mind

But if this is where I belong, that’s not enough for me

Why abnormalize fits in with Brave New World

I believe that this song “abnormalize” by Ling Toshite Sigure (2013) is a excellent reflection of how John Savage might’ve felt like in the World State. “I’ve gone lost in a world where not even mistakes exist” He is introduced to this strange civilized world where everything has been controlled down to the last detail. “This is a “world” phenomenon where only the visible things are real.” Their society is incredibly shallow. “You’re also in this plastic beautiful world, In a world that’s too pretty, I can’t see the light for some reason, and my rupturing heart is an infinite reflection” This shows how he feels about Linda who he loves but can’t be with due to conflicting views on relationships. “We’ll notice that if we expose everything, memories will shoot apart the present” If people in the World State could all think on their own like before, Mond says that it would be chaos. “Everything is turned inside-out and the illusion is already at the end” This is his eventual disillusionment about the World State. “The abnormal plastic normal world is an infinite reflection of the world that’s all too emotionless” John realizes this toward the end. “Things that no one can satisfy are flooding my mind But if this is where I belong, that’s not enough for me” People in the World State can’t feel as he feels or know what he knows. This could also represent when he leaves the World State dissatisfied or commits suicide.

GMOs and GMPs

I have no real opinion about GMOs unless they are sentient creatures. If they are sentient, then they should live out their lives and if they are particularly highly functioning GMOs, they also need to obey the law.


In terms of GMPs, they should be treated like normal humans. Recently, several genetically modified babies were born and are most likely to be used as a part of some form of testing. Such things are despicable.

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Works Cited

Abnormalize. By Toru Kitajima. Perf. Ling Tosite Sigure. Sony, 2013. Abnormalize. Youtube, 12 May 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2013.

Ashkenas, Jeremy, Hannah Fairfield, Josh Keller, and Paul Volpe. "7 Key Points From the C.I.A. Torture Report." The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 Dec. 2014. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

Atashi. "PSYCHO-PASS 1st Opening Theme - Abnormalize." Words of Songs. Wordpress, 19 Oct. 2012. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.

HANLON, MICHAEL. "World's First GM Babies Born." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2014.