|...if it weren't so true.|
| I believe there was a line in the seminal Max Headroom TV show (15 minutes into the future) where a political candidate exclaimed, "They can't do that! We negotiated the results of that election 6 months ago!"|
Now, back to sleep <w/ that breakthrough- Cure for awakeness>
| Diebold's new motto: ELECTIONS ARE US. The cutting edge Sham Vote Counter software Diebold has been working on should get them into the ground floor action first. Diebold has had to add a complete wing to their headquarters to accomodate the new Sham Vote Counter software development. They have a large request for graphics and software engineers. Foreign business is up since the devaluation of the dollar.|
The new and burgeoning Department of Faked Asassinations is ready to accomodate VPs and Presidents who want to disappear themselves to avoid World Court lawsuits over genocide and pillaging. It's a promising new area of business!
| in the brilliant Philip K Dick novel, THE SIMULACRA, america is seen in 2050, 50 years after the end of democracy.|
In the year 2000, the president was replaced by a android built by a corporation, and television has become a state sponsored pastime.
everyone knows that the president is not real, but they continue to vote anyways, which creates a collective psychosis (tell a big enough lie long enough and it becomes the basis of a new very unstable truth)...the guise is finally shed (the emperor has no clothes!), as a rival corporation goes to war with the one that owns the president simbot. The military sides with one corp, the police with the other, and a civil war breaks out, with the result of america perishing in in nuclear holocaust.
he wrote that in 1968