I think I may have been looking at things the wrong way. Perhaps we are better off with an authoritarian, statist government. Perhaps we are better off with a centrally-planned economy. Perhaps we are better off with fewer individual rights and liberties.
You might ask how I could be saying such things. Well, brothers and sisters, the answer is simple. We are living within the systems and under the conditions we DESERVE.
The more I look around, the more I see how we have utterly failed as stewards of this world, both on micro and macro scales. Let’s just look at a few of the things we’ve fucked up over the years:
- pillaging the natural resources at unsustainable levels
- polluting the air, water and land beyond repair
- ceding all semblance of rational thought for mindless television shows, movies and video games
- eating whatever shit sandwich politicians feed us and gladly begging them for seconds (and thirds and fourths and….)
- eating whatever shit sandwich corporations feed us and gladly begging them for seconds (and thirds and fourths and….)
- allowing corporations to own our elected officials (hence the repetition in the two prior points)
- putting grades and test scores ahead of knowledge and learning
- permitting one-tenth of one percent of the world to thrive and profit at the expense of everyone else
- allowing our governments to strip away our freedoms with reckless abandon
- replaced outrage over all of the foregoing with a self-absorbed culture more concerned about fandom gifs than other living creatures
We could go on and on, but you get the point. So why prolong the inevitable? Just line up and get your Victory gin and your Victory cigarettes. I hear they are doubleplusgood this year. And don’t worry about the viewscreens monitoring your every move. You will not even notice they are there after a time. I mean, look how you blankly stare, scroll and click and the tiny viewscreen monitoring device you carry with you everywhere at the present time.
Thinking is hard. It is probably better to leave that up to someone else.
See you at the Ministry of Love.