Technocratic Mythology Decoded

The Soul of the East

Before there was Back to the Future, the world was treated to an early phase of science fiction embodied in Fabian misanthrope H.G. Wells’ 1895 novella The Time MachineWells’ work is both entertaining and important for the course of modern literature, yet it also calls for an analysis given the prevalence of propaganda functioning at many levels within the novel. Functioning as a popular serial and eventually published, the story has captivated generations as a supposed cautionary tale of the potential dark future of mankind unless we’re willing to heed the new priestly caste’s dictates of reason, science and methodical empirical deduction. The novel also displays an early example of environmentalist themes, preparing the way for the dubious threats of man-made global warming, human disruption of the biosphere, the burning out of the sun and stars, as well as the propagation of Marxist class struggle and eschatological utopianism…

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