I don't just mean in the British election - although, there was no least-worst option there.
I mean overall. No-one wins. We're all lost and headed nowhere fast.
(Except for the Nazis - and they're the ones we don't want to win.)
When I was a kid/tween/teen - several life-times ago, and also only yesterday - I listened to dystopian rock albums*:
- Green Day's American Idiot and 21st Century Breakdown
- Linkin Park's Minutes to Midnight
- My Chemical Romance's Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.
*Honestly, I still listen to them. #ShesARebel.
The thing is - none of us actually wanted these futures to become a reality.
We didn't want these albums to be more relevant now than they were when they were first released 7+ (& in some cases, 10+,) years ago.
The world we were living in was the Post 9/11 sh**-storm of foreign wars and economic crashes.
We could see the potential for things to go downhill fast (like, even more than they already were - which is saying something.)
We didn't actually want them to do that.
I'm not saying we're living in a dystopia. I'm not saying we're entering the apocalypse.
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