Why cannot both be equally right? Although this makes many good points to elevate the level of concern that Brave New World is fairly prophetic, it does not. Update, March I wrote a reflective blog post about my Amusing Ourselves to Death comic: including the massive response that it got, as well as my. Amusing Ourselves to Death: The Comic Stuart McMillen has created a nice graphic adaptation of Neil Postman’s comparison of Orwell vs.

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John Rooke 17 August Orwell aptly described the world as it was and is in many places… and some of it applies in the USA I suppose. This semester I am having them read Postman’s Introduction and first chapter, along with this blog post, the original comic strip still available online – it is kind of like when Danger Mouse received cease and desist warnings from the Beatles and Jay-Z’s lawyersand an essay by Henry Jenkins on Convergence Culture. Love and hate, carrots and sticks.

Neil Ti on Sat, 20th Mar 2: Artist are always influenced by the works around.

Amusing Ourselves to Death: Huxley vs Orwell

I find myself amused to death. Why on earth should one oppose these two novels to each other in such a manner?


Big Brother on Sun, 23rd Dec 4: This is a great rendition of two books I feared and loved. Self-enslavement is only a problem for societies that have reached the top of Maslow’s hierarchy.

They built their first aircraft on the knowledge obtained by many of the pioneers of flying, such as Otto Lilienthal, and then patented it. I do enjoy the comic though, and unfortunately fear it is a scathingly unsaccharined view.

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Simiarly, we can use reath judiciously to help point people to more serious content. When did you last see news coverage about factory takeovers in Korea or Argentina, or about the way the government colludes with corporations in the United States, etc.?

JulieG on Mon, 8th Jun 1: Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. In May of that year, he published an online comic entitled? I love inspiring others to follow their bliss, which in turn fulfills my own.

Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban. From this we discuss the relevance of Postman’s argument, and the rights of consumers to claim ownership over the culture that surrounds them.

After a relatively quiet few days on the web albeit with a good response from regular readersthings soon went bananas. One of the ones that made me pull up my socks. I’ve always loved this comic. At least, no one but the protagonist.


Maybe it was always thus? Thank you for creating it and I hope you find a way to mcmillsn it again in the future. Therefor I liked your strip interpretation of his words very well. Orwell described North Korea.

oureelves Kiesha Jean 1 March 27, And more are in the pipeline right now. Indeed, if you think about it the Orwell side is the danger from government, the Huxley side is the danger from capitalism….


YouTube and the Politics of Authenticity http: I think mcmillem this was because Proles were too numerous to be dealt with through repression, or perhaps given their stupidity the party thought repression was unnecessary, or a waste of effort.

Discussion Have a comment? They should be paying you to keep it posted!

Both the quality and the quantity of foreign news coverage, for example, has declined appallingly in recent years, while other news stands as ignored as it has always been.

Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance. View all posts by malaysiamuda.