What kind of world has been created? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery and torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress toward more pain.
A glittering world of steel and concrete, of monstrous machines and terrifying weaponsâ€”a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually working, fighting, triumphing, persecutingâ€”three hundred million people all with the same face.
Life, on earth, is hell. Evil runs it, evil prospers in it and the rest, who manage to live reasonably well, are brainwashed – these people know that if they stop and ‘think too much’ they too see and feel the emptiness – so they ‘pull themselves together’ and march on.