The year is 2048.
You wake up at 7. A ringing tone is coming from the window by the bed. It’s the Amazon drone looking into your home like it knows you for many years. It probably does. You worked in an Amazon factory ten years back which made these drones. Now they’re made with automated robots. You fitted high spec NSA cameras in those drones too, the ones Congress asked Amazon to place for national security reasons.
You get out of bed and walk to the window. It’s raining outside, but the drone flys above the ground undeterred. It holds the package you ordered last night before going to bed in a metallic container.
“Eric Daniels,” the drone says as if it’s reminding you your name. You nod and open your right eye a little to allow it to verify your identity. You’re finally handed the package.
“Hurry up now,” the drone says before flying away again. “Your shift is about to begin”
A few minutes later, you sit down in front of your old computer. Your job is to write code for Google and make their platform more efficient. You didn’t know how to code until a few months back. Your brother taught you how to code before shipping out to India. It had been ten years since the war had started.
India was the last place in the world where freshwater was still available. The United States had to be there, President Chelsea Clinton had said in an interview to MSNBC last week. She also reminded the country of the Great War the country had won under her mother’s leadership two decades back. To win wars, she said, you need a Democrat. She also told the public to vote for any Democrat in November in order to stop Republican nominee Logan Paul from getting elected.
When you’re done with work, it’s already dark outside. You log in your hours and get your daily wage. $120 for ten hours of work. When you turn on the news, the people at CNN are talking about President Clinton’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $14 per hour. House Democrats are afraid to go through with the plan as they believe the Republicans would think it’s too radical.
You shut the news off and put on Disney+. A new-ACLU approved movie is on. It is about a dog who whistles as he barks. There are some funny moments. You watch while munching on your Dominoes Pizza.
As you go to bed, you remember the package that came in the morning. You open it and find your brother’s watch, the one he took to India and the one he died with. Amazon had bought the rights to selling the belongings of deceased soldiers to their kin.
You hold the watch in your hand for a minute. The weight of the moment pushes you to your knees. You’re careful not to get too emotional. The Apple Emotion tracker on your hand will report the data to local law enforcement. After the America First Act was signed into law during President Trump Jr presidency, extreme displays emotions were considered dangerous and a threat to society.
The Future the Establishment Wants
Every election cycle, the establishment does its best to stop progressives. A combination of smart political manoeuvring and Bloomberg’s ads stopped then frontrunner Bernie Sanders in his tracks.
Before putting these measures to use, the liberal media establishment at MSNBC and CNN tried painting a dark doomsday scenario if Sanders and his ‘socialist’ agenda took root in the American mainstream. Chris Matthews dredged executions in Central Park. James Carville kept repeating ‘socialist’ on national TV as if it was a new ice cream flavour at Baskins-Robbins. Chuck Todd thought it was wise to compare Sanders supporters to the Brown Shirts.
The DNC establishment and mainstream media tried their best to paint a bleak future if Sanders was elected.
The aforementioned story is the future the establishment wants.
Corporatism. Endless Wars. Moral Compliance. The Establishment’s Wishlist
The next time the establishment tries telling you to vote for any blue tie hack because the future of the country depends on it, think about the scenario we discussed before. If you think it’s all too extreme, think about it for a second.
Corporatism is already rampant in the Democratic Party. Jim Clyburn, the man who single-handedly resurrected Biden’s campaign by endorsing him, is a poster boy of the pharmaceutical lobby. Is it any surprise he didn’t endorse Sanders?
A few hours after Joe Biden announced he is running for president, he arrived at the doorstep of David L Cohen for a $2800 per person fundraiser.
Cohen is the lobbying chief and executive vice president of Comcast. Comcast owns MSNBC, just so you know.
There are more examples of Democrats feeling free to lie in bed with their corporate masters. Is it really extreme then to imagine a future where only big business corporates survive? The Republicans will never fight for the common man, it’s pointless to expect anything of them. However, it is important to question those who pretend to stand for the common man, i.e the Democratic party.
Some establishment Democrats will try to sugarcoat things. They will try to empathize with progressives, even agree with them, but then say that beating the bad Republicans is more important.
When they do, think about the future of the establishment wants. Think about their cosy relations with the corporates who have killed the working class of this country. Then you will stop voting for any damn Democrat on the ticket.
Then, real change will arrive. Holding your vote hostage to get what you want isn’t irresponsible, it’s the sanest thing you can do.