We are in the Month and Year of Blade Runner and rather than be hunting Replicants, we are chasing Pokemons. Go figure.

I guess I was raised in an era where all future was dystopian: From reading 1984 and A Brave New World to watching The Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, Silent Running, Rollerball and Clockwork Orange. We were supposed to be dead or living in a poisoned & hungry world, yet we are not even sneezing hard.  We are under the spell of a 24/7 Surveillance & Entertainment society, but still there are ways to deflect that. And at least in this country it is still possible to make politicians think a total takeover may not be the healthiest course of action.

As for Soylent Green, with the new apostles of food purity, we need not to worry. While the Impossible Burger and other “plant based” Soylent Blue meat-like foods are the new rage, I doubt they would allow for Human Flesh Based foods unless certified politically Halal (Socialist human raised in Almond milk, tofu and kale). I am still trying to figure out why the same morons have no problem doing their best to block the use of Golden Rice in nations with severe Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) in about 250 million school children across the world. Oh yes! The evil GMO is present which is worse that blind kids in poor nations.

OK, so we are indeed in a dystopian future, just much cleaner and with WiFi.



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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “If you think about it…”
  1. I admit I always saw the horror of Soylent Green in the societal.conditions, not so much the food itself. After all, it’s not something new, really, Soylent Green was just … disintermediated … compared to natural processes.

  2. IMO – This was one of the reasons that drove the popularity of Star Wars when it opened. It was a bright, action packed movie with spaceships and blasters, where the good guys won.

    You forgot to mention my favorite, the dismal THX1138.

    1. In college, I took a class in Science Fiction. One of the assignments was to watch Fritz Lange’s classic “Metropolis” and George Lucas’s “THX1138” and compare and contrast them. Both films are quite similar, in that an oppressive impersonal (dare one say socialist) state controls every aspect of life. The main difference was that “metropolis” was set in a gritty, industrial world where the workers are reduced to automatons, whereas “THX1138” was set in a sterile, high tech post modern world. In many respects “THX1138” was more frightening.

  3. In one of the best episodes of the most realistic cop show ever aired on TV, “Barney Miller,” Detective Fish was lamenting the fact that he’d stayed up the night before watching a movie on the late show where “they ground up old people to make food for young people.” When one of the other detectives reminded him that it was just a movie, he replied, “I know. But it made so much sense!”

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