Sunday, June 5, 2011
America’s Dystopian Future
Nicholas D. Kristof has an excellent piece on how the economic ideology of the GOP is helping to erode America’s position as a First World country. I would add that the United States is only adopting the unfortunate aspects of poorer countries. I don’t really see families or communities becoming stronger and more cohesive in the States, at least not among the less affluent. Instead, if things continue on the present trajectory, I don’t think it is outlandish to say that the United States might end up looking like a cyberpunk dystopia. Glitzy technology will help to mask the miserable social, moral, and cultural conditions of the majority of the population, as it already does to a certain extent today.