I’m a concerned world citizen. Sure, I am an American (don’t hold that against me, please) but I’m also a citizen of the world, a member of the human species, and quite concerned about the state of the world as a whole.
When I look around at current events, I see a looming epidemic in the caronavirus, Australia is (still) burning (though the 24 hour news cycle has stopped reporting on it), France is on the verge of another Revolution (if it has not already tipped over by the time this article goes live), there’s a real possibility of a civil war in America, Britain is leaving the European Union as of today (31 January, 2020), and the impeachment trial of American president Donald Trump is all but over with an almost certain acquittal by spineless “Americans” who just love their God Emperor who can do no wrong.
If I seem bitter about that last point, that’s because I am bitter about it. I don’t want to live in a fascist state, but that’s what’s happening. I’ve read a lot of dystopian novels and played a lot of dystopian role-playing games, so I’ve sort of trained for this. Maybe I can survive it.
I don’t know how much longer this world is going to last. I know there is a certain segment of the population that believes we are living in the “last days” or whatever, but that’s total crap.
We are of the verge of enormous societal change, and that’s scary as all hell, but the human species will continue. Or some of us will. We are a hardy species and unless we completely destroy our environment, like seriously warm the planet through some sort of “global warming” or climate change or something like that, we should be okay.
Wait. . . .
Uh oh. . . .