British writer and author of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley, once said, “This Power Elite directly employs several millions of the country´s working force in its factories, offices and stores, controls many millions more by lending them the money to buy its products, and, through its ownership of the media of mass communication, influences the thoughts, the feelings and the actions of virtually everybody. To parody the words of W. Churchill, never have so many been manipulated so much by few.”
One of the most obvious disparities Huxley has referred to lies in the world of sport and entertainment, which by design, now provide the instruments necessary to ensure the masses remain ignorant and preoccupied with what is largely ‘frivolous nonsense’, and are conditioned to adhere to the status-quo, prevented from evolving to becoming a more aware and enlightened human society, thereby, relinquishing all their power to a privileged few.
We can often see many forms of this play out within society today. A soldier on the front line may sacrifice their lives, be maimed or killed in action, or a health worker performing excruciating end of life care or life saving treatment, but with almost an expectation by the general public for them to do this work for higher moral values and out of a sense of duty somehow, and for very limited monetary rewards to better their own lives.
If an extraterrestrial race, presumably more evolved than our own, with possibly millions or even billions of years of existence behind them, were to view our topsy-turvy way of life, where self-sacrifice and altruistic endeavours had little value, and yet the pursuit of self and the entertainment of vast swathes of the populace was the order of the day, they would perhaps view our society as primitive and broken, rotten beyond all recognition. However, this is the situation we find ourselves in, unable to see it in the naked light of day due to our relentless conditioning through school, college, the media and their many other methods of indoctrination.
This powerful minority does this by regularly instilling fear and struggle into society, so the public remain bogged down with the daily grind of work, family, paying the bills and ultimately their survival, like hamsters on a hamster wheel throughout their entire lives. Blissfully unaware of the social and psychological manipulation at work through television and entertainment by the ‘emperors’ and masters of our enslavement.