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Scogan claims that everything ever done in the world is “done by madmen.” Scogan compares Erasmus using reason to Luther being violent and passionate. Luther was the one who motivated the listeners, Erasmus was seen as too reasonable and lacking in the power to move men to action. Europe followed Luther into an endless bloody war.
Sanity, says Scogan, tells us that we can preserve civilization only by “behaving decently and intelligently.” However, he concludes that the “sane” should make a “sane and reasonable exploitation of the forces of insanity.” And so we have the “social revolution” Scogan talked about earlier, which I believe he is advocating in order to achieve a supposedly “sane” utopian society, which is just crazy and destructive.
“We sane men will have the power yet.” At this point the author gives him a “fiendish” laugh. Scogan talks about how everyone wants power. “We men of intelligence will learn to harness the insanities to the service of reason.” We can’t leave the world to chance, he says, we can’t allow maniacs to turn things upside down. So it’s the rationalization formula of the scientific dictatorship–these dictators see themselves as sane and rational compared to other dictators. “In future, the men of reason” must channel properly the madness of maniacs–“to do useful work.”
And I think the author Huxley has the Marquis de Sade in mind as in his Foreword to his later work Brave New World. Scogan continues:
The men of intelligence must . . . conspire, and seize power from the imbeciles and maniacs . . They must found the Rational State.
. . . human beings will be separated out into distinct species . . . according to the qualities of their mind and temperament.
Psychologists will test every child and “assign it to its proper species.” Each child will be educated in functions suitable to its species. This is the caste system later described in Huxley’s Brave New World.
The three main species of Scogan are: “the Directing Intelligences” or the governors, “the men of Faith,” and “the Herd.”
The “Men of Faith” are the Madmen who believe in things “unreasonably” and are ready to die. Oh, the new madman won’t be like the old Madmen – he will expend his passion in the “propagation of some reasonable idea” instead. Scogan “chuckled maliciously.”
The= “Men of Faith”
will go out into the world, preaching and practising with a generous mania the coldly reasonable projects of the Directors . . .
When those projects are accomplished, then a “new generation of madmen” will be sent out with a “new eternal truth” to direct the Herd.
Note that the elites, represented by Scogan, see us as a herd of animals.
Charles Galton Darwin, a relative of Huxley, wrote about the use of religious creeds in this way.
They will usually be “busy with the great work of education.” The term “great work” appears again.
The Herd’s “boundless suggestibility will be scientifically exploited.”
The lower group will be taught again that the earth is at “the centre of the universe” and man is pre-eminent. They will be taught that happiness consists in work and obedience. They will never “awake” from their “intoxication.”
It is interesting that Scogan thinks they could go back to the teaching that the earth was at the centre of the universe just for the lower classes. In the current phase of our real world, man’s status has been downgraded so that we are just supposed to be like other animals, and a nasty pest on the earth that causes climate catastrophes (and not the Sun). We are surrounded by endless galaxies supposedly full of planets like ours and we don’t even have a single universe anymore in the current pop culture “science” of multiverses. We are supposed to be just biological machines without free will that somehow evolved from inanimate matter surrounded by chaos and an empty void.
Denis asked Scogan where he would fit in. Scogan replied that he could not see him fitting into any of the three categories, so it would be the “lethal chamber” for Denis. George Bernard Shaw had something similar to say.
Denis feels hurt by this terrible statement. . . .
Note that the character of Scogan is partly based on Bertrand Russell.
You can read some of Bertrand Russell’s radical statements here.
And I gave some modern examples of the Men of Faith here. One example was of Terrence McKenna and the “2012” scare and another example was of Elon Musk and his brain chip advocacy, both of them carrying on the transhumanist themes of Julian Huxley and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
- Vaccines 1.7 – mumps outbreaks after vaccination and 2010 legal action alleging false claims about mumps vaccine
- Vaccines 1.6 – Polio “eradication” vaccine spreads polio in Nigeria (2009)
- Vaccines 1.5 – Context: Agenda 21 and the global use of vaccines to the “fullest extent possible”
- Vaccines 1.4 – Context: Zbigniew Brzezinski’s comments on “biological and chemical tampering”
- Vaccines 1.3 – Context: Aldous Huxley and getting under the skin
- Vaccines 1.2 – Context: H. G. Wells and his “world biological controls”
- Vaccines 1.1 – Context: Bertrand Russell and Scientific Dictatorship