Letter: The grim future
Everyone please step into the Way Forward machine – watch your step. Today, we go to the year 2035. After years of Koch brothers propaganda and influence, redistricting, voter suppression and corporate funding of Republican shills, Republicans now have a death grip on the House, Senate and presidency.
Social Darwinism is rampant, Ayn Rand is embraced and emulated, the middle class is gone; there are only the rich and poor. Minimum wage laws are gone, OSHA gone. Mitt Romney’s vision of labor camps, charging workers for room, board and food, with 14-hour workdays, creates a majority class of indentured workers. Social Security has been eliminated, senior citizens unable to “pull themselves up from their bootstraps” and without family support become homeless and die in run-down community poor houses – social pariahs, blamed for their poverty.
Evolution is banned, science is looked upon as evil, unless it creates anything that makes money. EPA laws are eliminated because they hold back businesses. Our water, soil and air – all polluted as is our food.
There is no separation of church and state, fundamentalist Christianity is fanatically and hypocritically observed.
Abortions are completely illegal, public stoning is back and even televised. Homosexuals are driven back into their closets.
We have endless wars cloaked in the verbiage of “nation-building” and “preserving our freedoms,” but it’s all about making money for the military industrial machine. Greed and maintaining power for the elite is the theme of this New Republic.
Stupid exaggeration? Maybe not.