9:31 a.m. EST, Friday, May 5. That’s when I started this post. I’d started a different post on Wednesday but tabled it for this when I realized that Elysium had, in fact, become a horror movie. How this happened was simple.
The repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
If you’ve never seen Elysium, you might want to continue to avoid it a bit longer because if you have any vestige of humanity left, it should cause you to lose sleep.
From novels like Brave New World and A Canticle For Leibowitz, to such film classics as Soylent Green, Rollerball, and A Clockwork Orange, science fiction, dystopian especially, has long been a vehicle for thinly veiled social commentary.
Science fiction has predicted and/or criticized issues surrounding overpopulation, state control, even corporate evil and greed, sometimes individually, often in combination. Continue Reading