If you’ve read Aldous Huxley’s near prophetic tale “A Brave New World” you are familiar with the term Bokanovsky’s Process.
For those unfamiliar with this term let me explain. Bokanovsky’s Process refers to a process of creating children that does not involve humans. The process allows the controllers and creators to manipulate every aspect of conception including eye and hair color, height, weight, and intelligence. So precise is the process that there is no need for a mother and father.
In fact, the concepts of mother and father are so foreign in this tale that just the mention of the word elicits expressions of horror from the young students receiving an education.
You see, in this tale the children are not raised by families, mothers, and fathers, in homes where they can be taught the values of their parents. Children are raised by the collective in institutions; where they are “taught” the “correct” version of everything from history to the reason for their social status. So engrained are these ideals that trying to work against them is like trying to breathe without inhaling oxygen.
These children are taught that they should never aspire to be anything other than what they are, to loathe those in lower social classes, that promiscuity is normal, and that “everyone belongs to everyone else.” Does that sound familiar? It was not too long ago that Melissa Harris-Perry said the same thing. She told the world parents need to stop thinking of their children as just theirs, and start considering that children belong to the community. [Read more...]