- 2 months ago
The Dystopic novels of the 20th century have proven frighteningly prophetic, depicting the imperial regimes of the corporate state as scientific dictatorships, led by kleptocrats, motivated by hedonism, and fueled by ignorance. Dog-eat-dog rationalism replaces empathy with profit-motivated cruelty. Freedom is conflated with unfettered capitalism. Multiculturalism and identity politics distract an exploited underclass from pursuing economic justice. Deliberately inefficient systems quicken irreversible ecocide. Spiritual and intellectual vacuums are filled with endless entertainments to avoid any contemplation of what we have become. Enforcers employ the tactics of imperials wars to protect the interests of the ownership class. The remaining social unrest strategically channels enraged proles into supporting morally degenerate political elites who promise utopia but only accelerate the decay. But this system didn’t just happen, and it isn’t broken. It was structured to work this way.