From thr once great paper of record.
“I don’t want to give birth to a kid wondering if it’s going to live in some kind of ‘Mad Max’ dystopia” https://t.co/juYLCBqUI8
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 5, 2018
First of all, any rational person would notice that every apocalyptic prediction since the 70’s has failed to materialize.
Mad Max was filmed in 1979 and should have taken place by now. Soylent Green takes place in 2022. Escape from New York takes place in 1997. Death Race 2000, well, takes place in 2000.
The only Sci-fi move from the 70’s and 80’s that hit anywhere close to reality was Robocop because Detroit is a shit hole of gangs and murder.
But if you are the kind of person who thinks Donald Trump is going to make the Handmaid’s Tale a reality (as opposed to mass Muslim immigration imposing Sharia law on Europe) you might buy into the idea that too many SUVs are going to turn America into a desert wasteland.
If you are that unhinged, you probably shouldn’t be having kids.
I love my children. I will educate them in the ways of the world. If it looks like the world is coming to an end, I will prepare them for that too.
If the planet does go to hell, it will be my children asking “Who runs Bartertown?”
Of course the answer is “J.Kb Jr. runs Bartertown.”