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Huxley first mentions anthrax in BRAVE NEW WORLD in one of the the beginning chapters. He describes a scene familiar to what is now referred to as "Ground Zero", the remains of the World Trade Center:

"The noise of fourteen thousand aeroplanes advancing in open order. But in the Kurfurstendamm and the Eighth Arrondissement, the explosion of the anthrax bombs is hardly louder than the popping of a paper bag."

Ch3C6H2(N02)3 + Hg(CN0)2 = well, what? An enormous hole in the ground, a pile of masonry, some bits of flesh and mucus, a foot, with the boot still on it, flying through the air and landing, flop, in the middle of the geraniums -- the scarlet ones; such a splendid show that summer!"

He mentions anthrax again toward the end of the book wherein one of the main elites explains the turning point from the OLD world's freedoms and pursuit of truth and knowledge to the NEW world where freedom is sacrificed in the name of peace, security and happiness and the people are tranquillized and erogenously stimulated into acquiescence.

"People USED to imagine that knowledge was the highest good, truth the supreme value. ...People still went on talking about truth and beauty as though they were sovereign goods. Right up to the time of the Nine Years' War. That made them change their tune all right. What's the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when the anthrax bombs are popping all around you? That was when science first began to be controlled -- after the Nine Years' War. People were ready to have even their appetites controlled then. Anything for a quiet life. We've gone on controlling ever since. It hasn't been very good for truth, of course. But it's been very good for happiness." [end quoting]

Troops urged to sign anthrax waiver (promising not to sue gov't for vaccination-caused illness). Telegraph, Jan 24, 2003. Go to BIO-CHEM WARFARE & ANTHRAX MOVIE

Needle and damage done (anthrax vaccine given soldiers has killed & maimed thousands). London Times, Nov 27, 2002


BRAVE NEW WORLD section of Orwell Today

Jackie Jura
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