Saturday, February 13, 2016
Choose Your Future
In the future of Nineteen Eighty-Four, society is dominated by an authoritarian state that oppresses the population into submission by controlling their actions and thoughts through brute force, mass surveillance, and crude propaganda. This is the future as created by Republicans.
In the future of Brave New World, society is controlled by a “benevolent dictatorship” that pacifies the population into submission by granting their every need and ensuring their utmost happiness through trivial distractions such as drugs, sex, and entertainment. This is the future as created by Democrats.
In the future of Tomorrowland, society allows its best and brightest minds to exercise their creativity and ingenuity without boundaries or restrictions, allowing them to create technological and cultural innovations that benefit the population at large. This is the future as created by Libertarians.
Which future would you prefer to live in? The future is what you make of it. So choose your future, and choose wisely. (But in all seriousness, go with the libertarian future. It has jetpacks and flying trains!)