The Lost Generation in a Brave New World

“But old clothes are beastly,” continued the untiring whisper. “We always throw away old clothes. Ending is better than mending, ending is better than mending, ending is better …” Children in Brave New World were hypno-trained with messages of endless consumption and appetite for new things. Because without constant and regular consumption, the over-production of things couldn’t be justified or sustained. Planned obsolescence ensured that clothes fell apart with little use, and everything Read more […]