Monday, November 17, 2008

Breaking the border of Dystopia

So, sometimes I wonder why I love movies like Mad Max and Blade Runner. Movies with imperfect futures. Science fiction. The idea that the more we better ourselves, the futher we slip into dystopia. A dark seed in my soul hopes that this is our future. I don't know why. The hope to see a world where government has become corporation and corporation has become government. Maybe it's the opportunity to say "HA! Told you so!" Maybe it's that part of the human psyche that WANTS to see destruction. Tell yourself you don't all you want, we all want to see violence, death, and pain. Why do you think contact sports are so popular? We all want to see someone's knee snap back and bend the wrong direction. Yes, it's dark. Yes, it's a horrible thing to say. Yes, you are lying if you say you don't think that way.

It's strange. Sometimes I wish I could be frozen until dystopia stands. A world where the skies are always gray. Flying cars, skyscrapers that touch space, robots. A world overrun by apathy. I want to go t sleep and awaken in this world...just so that when I can wake up, I can do everything I can to tear it apart.

Then, I remember that I am a writer. I CAN close my eyes and step into this world. All I have to do is CREATE it. Create it, destroy it, create it again. I remember that within my mind, I can create infinite worlds. And, as those worlds die, I can choose if they go out with a bang or a wimper.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

So, it is election day...

It has been said that this is the most important election in history. It definitely should be. But something dark is tugging at my insides. A feeling that it doesn't really matter who wins, this country, the world, is going to collapse. If McCain wins, we will have 4 more years of the same bullshit that has had this country spiraling towards Oblivion for the past 8 years. If Obama wins, the hardcore, right wing, NRA member, zealots will most likely end up assassinating the man and end up starting a civil war which will end up going global and turn into WWIII. So, here we stand. The brink before us is nothing more than a jumping off point. Us kicking our own asses, one way or the other. I suppose now, it's nothing more than "Which side are you on?" But then, I think it's a direction we've been heading in for quite some time. I wish it weren't. I wish there were a middle ground we could all agree on. I HOPE that the sinking feeling in my stomach is just from the years of playing violent video games and watching violent movies and cartoons and TV shows mixed with bad jokes about two men who worked very had to get the chance to run for the office of president. Agree with their point of view or not, they did both work very hard to get there.

Here's hoping I'm just being paranoid. Get out to your local voting location and choose your side.