Back in May of 2012, I wrote a few words comparing modern liberals with the Eloi depicted in the 1895 novel The Time Traveler by H.G. Wells’s. 1895!!!
The 1960 movie Time Traveler show some scary parallels between the Eloi the current crop of young liberals.
They’re so dumb and docile that they don’t even know they’re cattle. It would be sad if they weren’t so dangerous to the future of the species.
The premise …the Time Traveller tests his device with a journey that takes him to 802,701 A.D., where he meets the Eloi, a society of small, elegant, childlike adults. They live in small communities within large and futuristic yet slowly deteriorating buildings, doing no work and having a fruit diet. His efforts to communicate with them are hampered by their lack of curiosity or discipline, and he speculates that they are a peaceful communist society, the result of humanity conquering nature with technology, and subsequently evolving to adapt to an environment in which strength and intellect are no longer advantageous to survival.
One of my favorite commentators picks up the comparison here.
3 thoughts on “The Eloi”
One minor comment, the book and movie are actually called “The Time Machine “.
One of my all time favorite sci-fi movies.
Fortunately for the Eloi , they have a savior to hopefully correct their situation.
We need something stronger to correct our situation.
I propose another H.G. Wells novel.
“The War of the Worlds”
Maybe that would unify this world.
I have compared current society to some movies/books such as 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Demolition Man, Logan's Run and Idiocracy but hadn't made the connection with the Eloi from The Time Machine. Thanks for sharing the awesome link…he makes some very good points.
Hugs and blessings…Cat
Back in the early 70’s , Peter Boyle was in a movie called “Joe”. It was relevant at that time.
Much like design and fashion it is relevant again now. You can find it in its entirety on You Tube.
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