Friday, December 28, 2007

A Brave New World

Apparently Dubya still loves to be read to before he goes to bed.
A few days later, I brought into the Oval Office my copy of Brave New World, Aldous Huxley’s 1932 anti-utopian novel, and as I read passages aloud imagining a future in which humans would be bred in hatcheries, a chill came over the room. “We’re tinkering with the boundaries of life here,” Bush said when I finished. “We’re on the edge of a cliff. And if we take a step off the cliff, there’s no going back. Perhaps we should only take one step at a time.”
As you saw Jay P. Lefkowitz, who worked as general counsel in the Office of Management and Budget under Bush, has written a book called "Stem Cells and the President: An Inside Account". Imagine what would have happened during Dubya's presidency if other books had been read to him.

Would have still violated our rights if someone had read to him 1984?

Would things have been run differently if he had been read Animal Farm?

Would have kept on doing drugs if he had heard Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

Would Voldemort had been moved to the FBI's Top Ten Most wanted after The Half Blood Prince?

Would 9-11 happen if he had been read the briefing Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US?

1 comment:

SayHey Kid said...

Correct me if im wrong here, but shouldnt the book 1984 be interpreted as a "wake up call"? I never thought someone would take the anti-message as literal.

Would have have sold Sammy Sosa is he was read Money Ball?