Monday, December 11, 2017

Jeffe is ALMOST right

I like her answer to this week's post. Now is a very good time to live in, for all the reasons listed.

HOWEVER, if I'm being completely honest, I'd like to write in a near future where the current regime in this country has already tumbled and where several of them are doing jail time.

I'd like to live in a world where racism os once again either crushed or close to being a thing of the past and yes, where people of all gender identities can walk around comfortably.

In my perfect world everyone has healthcare, everyone is allowed to state their opinions without fear of the repercussions, and Net Neutrality is a given. In my perfect writing climate people read books and Marvel comics has decided to actually be smart about how to publish comics and stops trying to take the cheapest way possible. You know, they hire ARTISTS again, and pay them a living wage.

Yes, I am cranky. I hate the things going on in this world right now and don't like the fact that all the repairs made by POTUS 44 have now been wrecked by 45.

I want a government that is for the people, by the people, not a government sold to the highest corporate bidders. I want a country where, when the U.N. comes to look around, they aren't horrified by the poverty level of so many citizens.

But that's me. I'd rather be George Bailey than Old Man Potter.


  1. My favorite part of this post, besides agreeing with your overall goals and optimism, is the underlying premise where you get to choose WHICH near future you end up in. That would be the real gift in this scenario, wouldn't it? The feeling that our ability to choose futures is so very limited can be kind of oppressive, if you let it. But that's where quality story telling comes to the rescue, isn't it?

    1. I feel like we do get to do this in storytelling, present the world as we'd like to be, where our heroes triumph and the small-minded bigots wither away in their miserable prison cells. *cough*

  2. We are always in charge of certain aspects of our futures, Those are the ones we should worry about. :)