Having read George Orwell's 1984 and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World I can safely say that post-modern world (especially in America) is rapidly and inexorably marching toward a strange hybrid of the worlds these men envisioned. The post-modern world that is unfolding has the vain, self-satisfying, two-dimensional stupidity, of Huxley's utopia, where abstract thought it unheard of (and where the search for anything beyond one's happiness is seen as counter-productive and wasteful) while manifesting the vicious, militant, iron fist, of Orwell's "Oceania" complete with its utter sadism and complete ugliness. Both worlds sacrifice the individual for the sake of a greater collective. While one segregates those who don't conform, the other imprisons and tortures them ultimately putting them to death; but only after they have re-converted into loving "Big Brother."
And this will be the mixing of both author's fictional worlds in our real one: You will take your role in society and be happy with it, sacrifice your individuality for the good of the society, you will be rewarded with things that are wholly unacceptable, but you will be content with them because you do not know enough to be unsatisfied. If you do find cause to be unhappy (or don't fit into the society around you), you will be given "soma"- drugs to make you compliant and passive and "victory gin" to keep you servile in a hazy stupor and classes to re-educate you. If these measures fail; history shows us the results of such a state: ghettos, gulags, and gas chambers. But, with the added bonus of generations of stupid youth mindlessly following whatever they've been conditioned to follow in their education (or lack thereof) these "Controllers" have fewer obstacles to obtaining their goals than despots of generations past.
The young people today are less capable creatures than even men of just two generations ago. They are unintelligent, unskilled, unappreciative, unmotivated, self-absorbed, babies; incapable of thought or revelation, and unable to truly benefit any society save one; the Uber-Parent state who will treat them like the big, stupid, infants they are. Their atrophied brains are constantly glued to a screen; their fingers constantly working the tiny buttons of their "smart" phones texting at all hours and not even pausing to meet the basic needs of life. A world that is smaller, more self-centric, and because it has no higher standards to set itself by and compare itself to and has no firm foundation in history to heed as warning, easily swayed by whatever popular sensationalist comes along-something of which social commentators have been fearing and warning of since the fall of Greece the Roman Republic. How often have we ignored them? It appears after all, that Nazi Germany was not enough. For again, I see in the masses the dull cow eyes of people who have shut off their minds to be led by the nose by soothsayers who are all talk and no substance. When I see the same empty eyes in a crowd chanting "Yes We Can" as I do looking back at crowds chanting "Sieg Heil" it is clear that the tipping point has been reached and we are doomed as a society and culture to the ruination of us all.
It is said: "History repeats itself." And as I watch the downfall of my people, as Scippio Africanius saw the destruction of Rome in the burning of Carthage and men like Dietrich Bonheoffer and Claus Von Stauffenburg saw the perils of the Third Reich for the world in Germany, all I can say is, "The wheel has come full circle; I am here…O brave new world that has such people in it."