Pop Quiz: Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel, or 2017 America?

War has raged worldwide since long before you were born. Recession has caused record levels of homelessness in city streets, and every day, more Americans come one small nyc-record-homelessnessfinancial setback away from joining their ranks. Already, economists, bankers, politicians, and academics have begun pushing for a cashless society in order to monitor all spending and earning, withdraw taxes automatically, and institute “negative interest rates” — an academic term for charging fees on savings to force the populace to spend more on something, anything, from the store.

Millions of your fellow citizens have paid to install “Smart” listening devices inside their homes in order to make access to information more convenient, despite revelations from government whistleblowers that intelligence agencies ensure back-door surveillance channels are installed into consumer hardware and software, and that the end goal is to create detailed profiles of every person on U.S. soil. Secret courts have been formed to authorize State access and use of the information collected by the devices.

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For as long as you’ve been alive, the government has claimed the right to indefinitely detain or kill anyone they want with automated flying robots, without criminal charges, simply by vaguely classifying them as an “enemy combatant” through a secretive process. The US Military and CIA’s legal restrictions on conducting operations on domestic soil have been violated so brazenly, for so long, that few people remember them existing to begin with.

Meanwhile, private contractors work with shadowy spy agencies to conduct dragnet surveillance, kidnappings, wars, coups, and assassinations across the globe to protect a global corporate mega-state administered of a small handful of conglomerates, all managed by a complex network of oligarchs representing 0.01 – 0.03% of the population. Leveraging two-party political systems by funding the candidates on both sides, they ensure that either major party can be managed by the same oligarchy, while enforcing the illusion that democratic nation-states, in the classical sense, still exist for countries under the heavy boot of their system.

Although the government’s playbook has long-since normalized deadly, destructive False Flag attacks targeting their own civilians and military, individual cases are extremely difficult to prove, causing most of the populace to relegate the tactic to the dustbin of silly conspiracy theories not worth investigating further. Meanwhile, a Forever War with no clearly-defined enemy, declared years before you were born, shows no signs of slowing down and continues to be used to justify further crackdowns on privacy, civil aclu-constitution-free-zonerights, what information you’re allowed to access, and even your freedom of movement. When needed, the State teams up with private public relations firms to manufacture fictional stories to provide false pretenses “justifying” wars that cause millions of men, women, and children to die.

Dystopian sci-fi novel? Nope, just the only USA that kids born after around 2012 have ever known.

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