I’d like to say that I’m not still upset about the older relative, but I am. I grew up with this idea in my head of them being the most forward thinking, liberal adult while I was growing up. Maybe they were. But maybe the bar was so low in the first place it only seemed like that. It felt like a last-hope-ember I should have left to memory versus filling that memory with what they said the other day.
I wonder if there isn’t a generational swing to the point of fantasy and sci-fi in the public consciousness. We have the realistic problems hit with an abstraction layer and then on the other side escapism and satire to the point of stereotype. This swings wildly back and forth from the beginning of the genre, and there seem to be exceptions to the general rule with the same four items in play in different varieties.
Hiya. Writer. Programmer. Pan. Atheist. Married. Hella liberal. Tired. Depressive. Likely stoned.
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