I saw this article linked on Facebook on one of the groups I follow.
You can read it here, but I can already tell you a bit about it. It’s basically a condemnation of futurists because they might be mostly white old men as opposed to young trans-gendered whatevers.
I’m getting sick and tired of these children trying to make everything about their private parts and how they are being oppressed by having to go to a different bathroom then they want to. These children seem to think the world is nothing but a racist sexist world, and that all their problems can be laid to rest at the feet of white men. They refuse to accept that their failures are on them, and not on anyone else.
They refuse to accept that a persons destiny is decided by them, but only if they will take responsibility for it.
I doubt the will grow up, because they have been raised to believe they don’t have to live with the consequences of their actions.
Sci-fi is supposed to be about the future, about dreaming of a world that we could reach. They focus however of this SJW BS on only the most superficial of aspects.
This is supposed to be able looking to the future and seeing a world we can strive for. Or looking to one of our possible futures as a warning.
Books like 1984 and Brave New World.
Television and Movies like Star Trek and Star Wars.
I’m worried that this generation only thinks in terms of what’s cool and what is in it for them singularly. WE were all trying to come together and become one happy human race in the Civil Rights Struggles of the 60’s, the Economic and Cultural Struggle of the 70’s, the Cold War and the rebuilding of hope through the 80’s and 90s. We hit the turn of the millennium, and after 9/11 everything went straight to Hell. And it hasn’t started getting better yet.
The new Racists are the ones who are trying to blame all of societies ills on white men. The ones who are trying to say only certain lives matter and a hashtag is all you need to start a campaign of hate.
I look the future without the hope I used to because of this. I end up drowning myself in a sea of old stories, tv shows dedicated to science and learning about how one can learn about science. (Mythbusters)
President Obama was elected his first term on Hope and Change. On the idea that We Could Do This. I voted McCain… I’m afraid I was right in that vote now. He didn’t bring us hope and change. He bought us division and condemnation if we didn’t march lock step with him. He said we’d already been to the moon and cancelled out return there. He has not supported new ideas and new hope.
At least it feels that way to me.
I read a think on IFL science where MIT may have come up with a way to make Fusion Reactors more probably at a time scale NOT in the next century.
It’s a cautions hope.
This became a bit of a post… I should post this on my personal blog I think.