From a user named Solomon
Since the election debacle, I have been going back and revisiting books and movies about what would happen in the "future".
After 2000, I re-read 1984, Brave New World, etc. for the umpteenth time.
After this election I tracked down THX 1138 and Handmaid's Tale.
Very spooky stuff. It appears that all that's needed to complete fascism is the daily dose of drugs to be administered to everyone.
I realize that we self-dope ourselves everyday with a variety of drugs, alcohol, etc. But the system won't be complete until it's totally regulated by the government.
In THX 1138, it became a crime to NOT take your drugs. Just like in Farenheit 451, fire stations were set up to burn books, not to put out fires.
Come to think of it, Matrix has a lot to say as well about the direction we're headed in. Even I have to admit that after November 2, I wanted to just go back to my little cubbyhole, take the blue pill, and forget about it all with distractions.
Wonder what they have in mind for us?
Oooh queue the twillight zone smiley...
Do these people live in fear or what?User bacchant
Right after a bitter, humiliating, defeat - due in no small part to the "faithful" - we are swarmed with messages about how we must reach out and coddle the religious. "We need to treat them with respect and acquiesce to their needs..." Some of us have difficulty with the concept that we've got to bend over backward to support, often irrational, people who have no interest in reciprocity. I have never had a problem with anyone's PERSONAL beliefs, but I have a problem supporting the notion that religion has any place in politics. Pandering to those who believe it does will only embolden a movement that is already too powerful.