Aldous Huxley and John Kennedy had different speeches who has innumerable clashes. Aldous Huxley was concerning on limitation of freedom and democracy. John F. Kennedy was concerning on a world of freedom and communism. This essay will be structured on the comparison between these two speeches. The comparison will be made in three points, which are the systems efficiency, freedom and communism.
J.F.K and Huxley are both supporters of democracy but they have different views in two points. The efficiency and how it is to put into practice. J.F.K defends that there were no democracy 2000 years ago but now we live in a free world, which doesn’t work perfect but works. On the other side, Huxley defines democracy by saying, “Giving a rational an independent choice.” And he believes that democracy is not working efficiently because technology and advertisement manipulates people’s ideas. In theory this seems right but according to stateofthemedia.org no more than %10 of digital news consumers to follow updates. An answer to that would be the propaganda that Hitler did with the radio and how he played with people’s minds.
The second point of their clash is freedom. J.F.K says that we live in a free world and freedom is a necessity. Huxley does not clash with the obligation of freedom at some extent but he doesn’t believe that we live in a free world and our world lacks more in freedom every passing day. He references to over population due to the fact that we have limited resources and when it’s not enough we naturally lack in freedom and when we develop technology we need to develop the controlling of technology therefore as the government intervene in some matter.
Last clash between these two speeches was about communism. The basis of communism lies in giving freedom to the top scientists and giving equal but not free lives for the workers. For this, Huxley believes that a class separation would end up good in the debate of practical benefits. On the other hand, J.F.K believes that instead of limiting majority, we should give freedom to everybody to develop as a society.
Two inspiring men and two inspiring ideologies who are clashing. They clashed in the point of the systems efficiency, freedom and communism. Although they both ethically believed in democracy Huxley believed that democracy is not working, freedom gets more limited and an oligarchic system would work more efficiently but J.F.K refused by saying we have changed and even if democracy lacks in some things its still the most viable choice.