Day 23

Our Government is in disarray. Russian troops are massing on the Ukrainian border. Tonga has been flattened by a tsunami. But I’m more concerned with on-line grocery shopping, approaching poetry deadlines and eBay. In years to come, I can’t see my blog being much of a barometer of the mood of the country in 2022 Unless everyone else is  self-centred and politically unaware too.

Let’s face it, Russia starting World War III isn’t even the biggest problem we have. The planet dying because we have too many people using too much stuff and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. WW III might actually do us some good by thinning out the population. I’m not advocating it, just pointing it out. How ironic to come back in a a hundred years, having been frozen in a new Ice Age caused by nuclear winter, to find that Vladimir Putin is actually seen as the saviour of the human race. Well, if we are allowed freedom of thought by our new Chinese overlords.  They might want us to see the General who ordered the release of Covid to be seen in a similar way.

That’s at least two sci-fi novels in the bag – The Man who Saved the World and The Pangolin Protocol. Sadly, a I can’t even get a simple haibun written, I’m unlikely to be able to find time in my schedule to knock out a couple of dystopian novels.

This is a shame, because if I could write them, and the film rights sold for enough, I could spend the rest of my life living in a plastic bubble on Mars, taking drinks by the pool with Elon Musk and Richard Branson, whilst paying Microsoft or Amazon a monthly fee for air.

Sometimes Armageddon doesn’t look so bad . . .


29 thoughts on “Day 23

  1. Lavinia Ross

    That sense of global doom…yes, I know it is there, I feel it and suppose life continues until it does not. I watched a beautiful sunset today. Daffodils are about to bloom in places. Looking forward to reading more of your poetry. My favorite is still the one about the shape of a vole in water. It brings a sense of peace.

  2. Helen

    The overarching sense of doom is probably too big an idea for most people to live with on a day to day basis. Easier just to eat another biscuit.

      1. Helen

        After years of eating cookies rather than biscuits, I find the latter a bit dry. I wonder if that makes them healthier (ie lower fat content)?

  3. tootlepedal

    You are right about Armageddon being more attractive than cocktails with the mega rich. It will take a very bold government to suggest to the voters that they are too well off and should vote to eat a little less.

      1. quercuscommunity Post author

        As strange as rich people not voting for higher taxation or preserving the NHS? I might be on the verge of self-discovery – I’m just like a rich person, apart from the money . . .

  4. charliecountryboy

    Awww, none of this matters, really… I mean Boris had a party, isn’t that most important thing to worry about? Haha. I do love your satirical writing. There isn’t often a day goes by that you don’t make me smile. Thank you

  5. paolsoren

    One or two flaws in your overview but pretty good summary. There is another one to write but it isn’t sci-fi; The Rise and Fall of the American Empire/Experiment


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