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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:24 AM

Star Trek predicts what Trump will do to the Unemployed

I thought his clip was pretty interesting and depressing at the same time.

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Reply Star Trek predicts what Trump will do to the Unemployed (Original post)
Jspur Dec 2017 OP
earthshine Dec 2017 #1
Jspur Dec 2017 #2
earthshine Dec 2017 #3
BumRushDaShow Dec 2017 #4
not fooled Dec 2017 #5
Doreen Dec 2017 #6
marble falls Dec 2017 #7

Response to Jspur (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:39 AM

1. I remember watching this when it first aired.

 

At the time, I did not see it as a realistic future.

And now, I very much do.

The logical result of all of this heavy-handed, modern-day capitalism is a future such as portrayed in the first Robocop movie. It's all run by the corporations.

DS9 had some good sci-fi when it wasn't being a lame soap opera.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:44 AM

2. I saw this episode

as a kid. I was 11 at the time but even at that young age I didn't find it believable that things could ever get that bad. I felt that way because it was the 90's and at the time it felt like we were going to ride on an economic boom forever.

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Response to Jspur (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:59 AM

3. I was in my 30s at the time. I always had a vague feeling that the relative prosperity wouldn't last

 

I grew up on the Trek original series. I wanted that future.

The grand capitalists stole that future from us. It's as if, collectively, they want to destroy the planet.

Climate change is profitable. It will open the Arctic to shipping and oil drilling.

It will make it so that only Monsanto crops will grow.

We will all be sick from pollution, non-nutritious food, and cosmic rays, and hopelessly dependent on pharmaceuticals.

It will be worse for you. You will live through more of it than I.

Keeping yourself physically and mentally fit is your best defense.

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Response to earthshine (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 11:25 AM

4. After the first couple seasons when it started doing longer arcs

it became a premier commentary on the MIC (at the time).

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:53 AM

5. Yikes

that's prescient. What the pukes and the kook brothers want to do to large swathes of the population.

No work, no services, no mercy.

This is not the country I grew up in, or one in which I want to live.







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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 02:55 AM

6. I saw that when it first aired.

I actually believed/believe that would/will happen. Back in England long ago they were called debtors prisons. Our world has had them once and it looks like we will have them again.

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Response to Jspur (Original post)

Sun Dec 17, 2017, 09:33 AM

7. Soylent Green did it first.

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