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our future isn't outer space. we aren't doing Mars colonies, or meeting the Vulcans.
our future is planting trees, picking up trash, crushing cars, building trains, saving species. it's not a sci fi fantasy, it's work. it's just work.
we as a people need to decide whether we'd like to survive with hard work, or starve to death, dreaming of rocketships.
i can easily imagine spaceflight, the industry, tanking. too much space junk, not enough resources, or a diversion away from the idea entirely out of other, more pressing geopolitical matters
i can easily imagine a cadre of disgruntled space fans (yes, "fans") holding a permanent grudge against the poor and the disaffected
"we could have gone to Mars by now if it weren't for those damn SJWs trying to save the world"
sci fi has kind of ruined people's expectations for the future, in a weird way. it's promised them a Second Coming in the form of technological miracles
we see all this slobbering over spaceflight and AIs and other fantastical stuff that's centuries away from actually working, and the anointing of rich people as Godking Inventors. the myths persist bc people are just SO depressed with the world we have in front of us
Scottish National Party leader says Boris Johnson has no mandate to take Scotland out of the EU and demands independence vote
You will always--always, always, always--live within an "ideological bubble," some frame of thinking, some way of conceptualizing the world, some personal overton window. You will never be without it. It is a very healthy practice to be as aware of this as you can reasonably manage, and to personally experience the infinite variety of other people's overton windows, but the idea of "removing" that framework and at last seeing "the way things really are" is only to become blind to any new bubble.
pol, anxiety (-)
the fiction involves California seceding from the USA after suffering two major earthquakes and being left to die, bc its population overwhelmingly opposes the elected admin
in response the USA nukes several major CA cities, and kills millions of people
i picked the most extreme, unlikely flashpoint i could think of, but the principle of pure pettiness, greed, and hate has proven very real
Be advised that most cheap designer pronouns you can get from street vendors are counterfeit rather than the real deal. That doesn't mean there's no art in counterfeiting, but for your time and effort, getting your pronouns through the gray/black markest--for all the risks--is likely to at least result in something for your efforts. Some pronouns you purchase from street vendors are very obviously just old pronouns that have had new parts glued or sometimes even nailed on(!?!) & spray-painted.
movin along on an endless supply
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