If you follow British politics you’ll know that we just got our second unelected prime minister in a row. Yay democracy? And since his policies are really scary to me on a personal level, I’ve done the only logical thing and decided to think about the dystopias that are bad, yes, but not Trump/Boris Johnson bad, so I would absolutely consider moving there.
The Hunger Games
I mean yes the government selects a few children to die for the entertainment of the rich every year. And at least half the districts aren’t doing so well even on a good day. But you know what. The fashion is spectacular and post-uprising the country will probably be way better but with the fashion. I want a dress that’s on fire. That’s actually probably my main point here.
I’ll be honest, I actually never understood what was so bad about this society. I have trouble making basic decisions for myself so the idea of a society in which they basically buzzfeed quiz you and figure out your whole life really appealed to me. I mean come on guaranteed perfect job for you, mostly guaranteed love of your life. SO simple. I would sign up so fast. The book itself annoyed because it was super hetero-normative but with some work the society could be kinda awesome?
OK so yes I super love personality quizzes and it might be that dystopias based around them appeal to me a lot. But come on, wouldn’t you just love to know yourself this well after a fun simulation? Obviously its not a perfect world and they could be less dickish to people who don’t fit into one of their categories (how about a miscellaneous group – that’s basically Hufflepuff right?) but otherwise not such a bad future.
Yeah I know it’s not really a dystopia so much as sci-fi but its the future and its dark-ish and most importantly I really seriously love these books. Any future with Thorn in is a future I am wholly on board with. And the technology fascinates me. Plus I’d take any cyborg ruler over our current nonsense any day.
This is a last resort but you know what? Maybe we’ve screwed up so bad that letting aliens take our bodies and our world is the best option. I’m not sure I’d fight that hard against alien possession is what I’m saying. They’ll probably take better care of the environment anyway and that’s always a plus.
Let me know which dystopias you’d find preferable to current reality in the comments? Join me in being slightly melodramatic.