|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2011-05-06 15:00:00
|Entry tags:||thinky thoughts|
Has anyone else looked at the world and then rethought about or rewatched Star Trek: TNG? Occasionally it gives me hope that we come out the other side of frigging awful effed up doom, you see. Cause while we may not be in the era of coke sniffing state police wearing puffy black suits - we are trooping down the road to fascism in a land Big Pharma owns; pills to sleep, to wake up, to help constipation or deal with diarrhea, to make you less depressed, to bring you down from highs, to perk your sex drive/life, for this 'syndrome' or that syndrome to counter act the side effects of this drug, to counter act the side effects of another drug countering other side effects....
And the whole big corporations taking control over food production, and believing those who can't find work choose not to....
I mean, I never thought the world would take scifi fic as a bloody GUIDE and HOW TO to dysfunction, but maybe that means someone somewhere will take the more positive steps hovering around those dark roads and climb on out. Maybe.
Of course I still have my days of wanting a goodly amount of people on the planet to just drop dead or be snatched up by aliens or something.
Cause it's all hope for some other Generation, y'know. The people who live through the bad shit in the fictional universes aren't being hopeful their children's children will have it so much better, oh golly gee whiz. They're busy surviving.