Two speeches on freedom. Both on totalitarianism. But the only difference is the view. While Huxley comes from an objective standpoint, it is seen that Kennedy standing against it. Also it is seen that Huxley’s opinion on advertising can also be applied on Kennedy.
Huxley assesses the “threat” as people’s freedom being diminished by the technology of advertisement. He starts off by giving the example of Hitler’s radio propaganda and links it to today’s propaganda. How television only talks about one single idea. Moreover he expands on how it goes against democracy since it does not let a man be rational and individual for the fact that it only contacts the subconscious of a man, making him in the end happy of his slavery.
Secondly Huxley talks about how this advertisement can also be seen in presidential campaigns. How there is only a “need for money and a candidate who can be coached to look sincere”(Enemies of Freedom). Which in this case applies to JFK too. For the fact that Kennedy was also one of these “products” . Moreover he expands upon how technology has aided this “advertisement”.
JFK on the other hand is attacking totalitarian regime of communism. In his speech promotes the idea of Libertarianism and hope for the future. Also he talksabout how the individual is important in today’s world, which is seen in his phrase “when one man is enslaved we are all not free” which is a direct stand against communism for the fact that in communism the individual ultimately is not free.