I hereby declare my ability to the world, and thus name this thread, Futura! "Seriously, Isn't that a font?"
Okay, back on topic.
The future, I can see, so can you probably.
Predict the thoughts of many
in the year
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Wait, oops, I mean...
Really now I don't think it's that hard. What I am sensing, is that nearly everyone will look back on these times and think of it no different than
the Spanish Inquisition, or perhaps the Salem Witch trials. I probably could have put this in Posse Com forum, but save that for the thread which
inspired this one.
Man gets 20 years in prison for a half ounce of a plant.
A plant? Dear god.
There is no way, unless we suffer a nuclear apocalypse, poison ourselves with large amounts of lead, or relinquish total control to the machines, that
anyone in their right mind will look back at this era without having complete contempt and utter disgust.
Imagine, a country nearly imploding in on itself financially, with massive poverty and welfare rates, with massive social problems, and they are busy
buying state of the art tanks and personnel carriers so they can carry out military style raids on people in their homes, their cars, on the streets
all because of a plant.
Your country is going down the crapper so you decide to throw a huge portion of the population in jail for minor non violent crimes, all based on some
backwards moral superiority complex.
People will no doubt consider this one of the saddest ages of history.
And what's funny, is that I used to read history text books and think, "How could people live like that, or under those conditions..." and well,
all you have to do is look out the window, turn on the news, talk to the average person, and you know.
And it doesn't just stop with the ridiculous jail/lawyer/police industry, it goes right across a few. And the problems are more than the simple
example I laid out in the industry I chose to highlight. How many clips of cops tazering kids, families, harassing average people for no good reason,
have we seen on this forum in the past couple years? What will your descendants think about all this in 500 years?
How embarrassing would it be to actually have to explain the normalcy (to us) of this screwed up world to them, who I would hope have moved so far
beyond such a crazy injustice between "big brother" and the citizen.