Do they still read Brave New World and 1984 in Australian High Schools?

I’m of a generation that was pounded with it.

Add to that: Lord of the Flies, Fahrenheit 451, Children of the Dust and a particularly nasty doses of Mutually Assured Destruction, and the rape and Pilgerism of a new and true Australian history.

As we approached adult hood (about the same time consumer societies could buy chunks of concrete communism from Berlin), we launched ourselves from stages into invigorating mosh pits of reckless abandon. Only for it all to end when Kurt blew his brains out in the garage (or was it murder? is there a difference?).

We became the suicide children of the sold out baby boomers. But soma saved our shallow souls that day, and electronic rave gave those of us who survived a marching beat to the future. A future that has been sadly hijacked by nazi neo cons and free trade floozies spawned from the last breath of Thatcher punks. Now the perfect rendition of anarchy is the only viable response

I wonder what the world will be like when the suicide children start to take the reins? Have enough survived past the last 10 dark years for this to still be a possibility? Or is the last person turning out the lights not aware of the party that’s been planned?