Tag Archives: Dystopia

“One Long Discomfort”: The Legacy and Future of David Lindsay’s ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’

By Ben Schwartz Source: We Are the Mutants David Lindsay’s masterpiece A Voyage to Arcturus was first published in London in 1920 by Methuen & Co. It came dressed in a simple red cloth cover; no dust jacket, just the … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: The Selfish Ledger

“The Selfish Ledger” (2016) is a leaked internal Google video by Nick Foster, the head of design at Google’s research-and-development division, X. It draws on theories of evolutionary biology to explain how the collective data history of all devices could … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Government Evil? You Tell Me

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “The greatest evil is not now done … in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) … Continue reading

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How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell’s Prediction of ‘Newspeak’

By Eric Zuesse Source: Strategic Culture Foundation On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered “OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th had … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: High Rise

“High Rise” (2015) is a British dystopian film directed by Ben Wheatley and based on a novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. The film is set in luxury tower in a 1970s version of the future. The building … Continue reading

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Why We’re Underestimating American Collapse

The Strange New Pathologies of the World’s First Rich Failed State By Umair Haque Source: Information Clearing House You might say, having read some of my recent essays, “Umair! Don’t worry! Everything will be fine! It’s not that bad!” I … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Testament

Cover Your Eyes: Lynne Littman’s ‘Testament’, 1983 By Richard McKenna Source: We Are the Mutants Testament Directed by Lynne Littman Paramount Pictures, 1983 1983 was a pretty fertile year for fictional nuclear apocalypses in Western popular culture. 2019: After the Fall … Continue reading

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The Singular Pursuit of Comrade Bezos

By Malcolm Harris Source: Medium It was explicitly and deliberately a ratchet, designed to effect a one-way passage from scarcity to plenty by way of stepping up output each year, every year, year after year. Nothing else mattered: not profit, … Continue reading

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