>> sounds like the most retarded sci fi movie ever... <<
That's the scary part.
Suppose you made a "futuristic" sci-fi movie 15 years ago, set in 2013, about hundreds of thousands of French citizens turning out in droves to protest militant efforts legalize gay marriage, being teargassed by SWAT teams -- while Americans sat by ideally and polls showed "58%" of Americans actually SUPPORTED gay marriage (and various "conservative" GOP leaders actually DEMANDED "marriage equality" for gays!)
The premise of the movie would have been laughed off as the most unrealistic storyline ever conceived. "Yeah, like THAT will EVER happen!" Alf would be considered more plausible.
I am wary of clichés but our entertainment culture with help of our professional commentators (and public schools) have successfully shaped young peoples thoughts with help from their failing families.
How the hell did 2% take over 65% and 85% of those under 40?
Only one side fighting and Effective HIV/AIDS drugs.
I’ve recently read an old sci-fi story that appeared in an early issue of “Playboy” about a future where heterosexuality was outlawed. “The Crooked Man”. I doubt many people read it on their way to the centerfold.
It was meant to be a pro gay parable of course but it didn’t come off that way to me.
Hey make a movie about an obscure state Senator with a weird name who gets his butt kicked in a US House primary and then is somehow elected President 8 short years later due to becoming the political equivalent of an American idol winner. Truth is stranger than fiction. Zero people on the planet could have told you in 2001 that Bush’s successor would be Barack Obama. Even he, a man who had fantasied of being President since childhood, couldn’t have told you that.
I remember an episode of “House” circa 2005 about a Black US Senator POTUS candidate (mistakenly) thought to have AIDS. He steadfastly denies he’s gay. House said “Some day there will be a black president. Some day there will be a gay president. Maybe there will even be a gay, black president.”
Little did I know it was prophecy.