Do these idiots understand science fiction? Do they realize that the
vast majority of that fiction is about humans surviving against all odds
and overcoming obstacles through inventiveness and adaptability.
Science Fiction is the cheerleader for the human race. While there is
depressing science fiction in which humans make mistakes, it almost
always ends with hope for humanity. Hope that we become better and learn
a lesson from our mistakes. Sometimes a great science fiction classic
works with a bleak premise about human nature, for instance 1984,
but these are few and far between and the authors of these are
universally warning the audience not to follow that path. The writers of
today aren’t warning us of our folly. They are lamenting our very
existence as a species.
"Citizens, we need you to inform on your neighbors! Your family! Anyone who says something that we can take as a threat!
It is for your society!"
So, Sheriff Bradshaw, if I say you're a nasty little piece of work who should be thrown out of that job before you destroy peoples lives, does that mean you'd want to knock on my door? Search the house? Get me listed as 'troubled'? Get my 2ndAmendment rights terminated because you report me as having a mental problem for saying assholes like you deserve tar and feathers?
Oh, and let's not forget the 'lamppost, rope, politician' comments; OBVIOUSLY someone should bang on my door, right?
Speaking of informers and "Behave, citizen, or else", May 1 was Victims of Communism Day; thanks to Kevin for the reminder