This utopian paradise would "satisfy the desire of every living thing". We would enjoy eternal youth in perfect health,have abundant good food ,comfortable homes ,even welcome our parents and forebears back from the dead - what's not to like?
I found this description of a dystopian world on the net :
"Characteristics of a Dystopian Society• Propaganda is used to control the citizens of society.• Information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted.• A figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society.• Citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance.• Citizens have a fear of the outside world.• Citizens live in a dehumanized state.• The natural world is banished and distrusted.• Citizens conform to uniform expectations. Individuality and dissent are bad.• The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian world."
Hmm. "an illusion of a perfect world" ? Maybe it is.I am reminded of Huxley's novel "Brave New World" . In that society they had everything they could want materially (they had also discarded sexual morality but that is by the by). They had everything...except the freedom to say "No"..., to be different.
Consider a Bible verse - Is 65.20
“No more will there come to be a suckling a few days old from that place, neither an old man that does not fulfill his days; for one will die as a mere boy, although a hundred years of age; and as for the sinner, although a hundred years of age he will have evil called down upon him.”
and the WTS application of this verse? :
Wt 2000 4/15 p16
"In the coming new world, people will be safe, secure, able to enjoy life. If a person chooses to rebel against God, he will not be allowed to continue living. God will remove him. What if the rebellious sinner is a hundred years old? He will die “as a mere boy” compared to having endless life"
Isaiah’s Prophecy—Light for All Mankind II (published 2001)
28 What do Jehovah’s words tell us about life in the coming new world? Under God’s Kingdom, every child will have the prospect of a secure future. Never will death claim a God-fearing man in his prime. On the contrary, obedient mankind will be safe, secure, able to enjoy life. What of any who choose to rebel against God? Such ones will lose the privilege of life. Even if the rebellious sinner is “a hundred years of age,” he will die. In such a case, he will be “a mere boy” compared to what he could have become—a man with endless life.
The inflammatory language used to describe an independant thinker (or worse, a speaker) as a "rebellious sinner" gives the lie to the notion of paradise to those who value their free mind. As Orwell put it in the appendix to 1984 " A person growing up.....would no more know that 'equal' had once had the secondary meaning of politically equal or that 'free' had once meant intellectually free"
It is a simple truth common to all high-control societies..'Do as you are told, keep your nose clean and obey..... and then the State will reward you. Stand up and be different and get wiped out !'