Continuing from Part 1
The novel Brave New World is obviously following the same totalitarian themes laid out in Plato’s Republic.
In my opinion, Socrates’ clever dialogue, which starts out with the question about “justice” doesn’t lead to a rational discussion about practical provision of justice which average human beings would follow.
It leads to an elaborate plan for total control, illustrating how power-hungry elites think. They do not want to seriously consider letting people grow to their potential and providing them with fully functioning systems of justice and relief from oppression and crime.
They believe that those who hold power deserve to hold it, they believe in survival of the fittest. They do not want to take seriously any discussions about objective morality and accountability because those ideas would apply to everyone, including themselves.
Therefore, they give us moral relativism, nihilism, will-to-power and other destructive philosophies which encourage doubt in objective truth and life-affirming values. I include multiverse and simulation theories.
This is because they want us to be weak and easily manipulated.
There are key passages in the Republic that illustrate in a shocking way what we are dealing with in our modern world right now.
David Livingstone has highlighted these points from Plato’s Republic in his latest six-volume book, Ordo Ab Chao. In his account on Ancient Greece, he writes:
The Republic provided the basis for modern fascist projects, including the elimination of marriage and the family, compulsory education, the use of eugenics by the state, and the employment of deceptive propaganda methods.
To be continued