Schöne Neue Welt (Jg. 12)

Im Zusammenhang der Lektüre des utopischen Romans Brave New World (deutscher Titel [[Schöne Neue Welt]]) haben die Schülerinnen und Schüler des Englischkurses auf erhöhtem Niveau (BEH) eine Verfassung ausgearbeitet, die beschreibt, wie das Leben im Jahre 2500 aussehen könnte. Die Anspielungen auf die Verfassung der USA waren dabei durchaus beabsichtigt.

Constitution of the Brave New World State

[Preamble]

We the Alpha Plus, the Controllers of the World, in order to form a perfect and stable society decide to create identical people who are below us and who cannot endanger our power and our status.

To defend our stable society, we produce only as many perfect individuals as we need to keep the economy running.

 

[Bill of Rights]

§ 1 Everyone belongs to everyone. 

§ 2 All men are created equal within their caste.

§ 3 Everyone has to be happy at all times and is supposed to do everything that  is needed in order to gain happiness. 

§ 4 Alphas, Betas, Gammas, Deltas and Epsilons are not allowed to have relationships with members of another caste.

 § 5 Having a partner for over 4 months is unnecessary and against the law.

 § 6 Every caste is important for the community. Every caste fulfills a certain role and earns every respect for doing it.

 § 7 No one has to feel ashamed about their body because all men are biologically created equal.

 § 8 Our good and honoured controllers have the right to make decisions for us, because they only do what is best for us and they reign under FORD.

 

[Government]

Our system shall guarantee peace for every single Bokanovsky Group around the world, and guide them to a happy and joyful life. This government consists of ten World Controllers, each of them serving in a different section of the world. These World Controllers maintain peace and prosperity in the world by governing a unified society that has no desire to fight others. This is the only way to secure the stability of our system and to execute the will of Our Ford.

 

[Caste System]

The World State's stability is maintained by dividing our society into five different social groups henceforth to be called castes.

Our caste system includes five major castes named after Greek letters (Alpha to Epsilon). The Alphas are powerfully built, deep chested, broad shouldered, massive, quick in movements, springy agile and have beautifully shaped heads. The Betas are quite well built but everything is a bit less developed compared to Alphas. The Gammas are relatively short, narrow-shouldered, and, in comparison to Alphas and Betas, gangling. The Deltas are relatively short, often semi-handicapped people. The Epsilons are mostly black and monkey-like creatures that are often handicapped.

Alpha children are really clever whereas Gammas are mentally challenged. Epsilons are at the bottom of society. The choice what position and job each and everyone can fill within society is predetermined.

The Alphas are privileged to get higher and more challenging positions (f.e. journalists, film producers, etc). The Betas still have an important position (f.e. in the “Hatchery and Conditioning Centre”). The Gammas do basic work f.e. as housekeepers, workers and porters. The Deltas are predetermined to do for example factory work. The Epsilons do the easiest work possible.

  

[Cloning and Conditioning]

Cloning and conditioning serve to maintain stability all over the world. Cloning is only allowed to be carried out by our best scientists; otherwise it could endanger our society.

Because of conditioning, our workers are always confident with their employment and happy with their lives. Moreover, the consciousness and mental activity of the cloned people are regulated by a method we call hypnopedia.

 

[Legal Status of the Constitution]

All debts contracted and engagements entered into, before the adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the World State under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.

This Constitution, and the laws of the World State which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the World State, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.

The World Controllers before mentioned, and the members of the several state legislatures, and all executive and judicial officers, both of the World State and of the several states, shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the World State.

 

[Signers]

Mustafa Mond, World Controller of Western Europe

Ivan Pestrovich, World Controller of Eastern Europe

Mayohana Kupana, World Controller of Central Asia

Lee Zing Chu, World Controller of East Asia

Achmed Ben-Hassan, World Controller of North Africa

Nubongo Chawanga, World Controller of Sub-Saharan Africa

Tom Westham, World Controller of North America

Humberto Gomez, World Controller of Central America

Sergio Ramirez, World Controller of South America

Cindy Wartec, World Controller of Oceania

Darwin Bonaparte, CEO of the Entertainment Industry

Michael O'Feelgood , CEO of the Soma Drug Industry