A glimpse of the future if Donald Trump loses

A possible future from the pen of Leo Champion.

Hot off the press, published 15 minutes ago.

In the late twenty-second century, civilized society has migrated into towering networks of arcology-skyscrapers – urbanization taken to its logical extreme and controlled by a neo-Puritan cult of social justice.

Inside the arkscrapers, a blue-checkmarked aristocracy enforces virtue through reality-TV demagogues devoted to punishing sins of antisocial thought and identity treason. On the abandoned streets below, the descendants of twenty-first century deplorables live in neofeudalist anarchy, feral gangs scavenging in the ruins between fortified tenement precincts while cannibal tribes raid from the sewers below.

Diana Angela is a scion to the upper class of the arkscraper corporation-state, heir to a Google vice-presidency, and outwardly as virtuous as they come – all the better to conceal her secret life as an assassin on the streets.

Sequel to Street Justice.

Leo is not a beginner. His Amazon page.  Nine titles.

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28 Responses to A glimpse of the future if Donald Trump loses

  1. covid ate my homework

    In the 22nd century, seriously, it’s happening now.

  2. Roger

    By the 22nd century we’ll be in the post-neofeudal world.

    That would have made for a more interesting scenario.

  3. Dot

    In here before the 23rd century kids comment on how quick our collapse will be.

  4. Genghis

    In America there could be a senario that the general population would agree to a Chinese takeover. This would allow the ‘cleaning out’ of these cretins. But how to get back civilisation again?

  5. Helen

    Not happening, The Don will show the way.

  6. Shane

    ”The descendants of twenty-first-century deplorables live in neofeudalism anarchy, feral gangs scavenging in the ruins between fortified tenement precincts while cannibal tribes raid from the sewers below…”
    Up to now, I have always thought that karma, aside from being a bitch, was really just limited to the hangover from the night before..
    Now hopefully at least we have to look forward to Dan the hunchback’s moment of Schadenfreude
    [ I suspect that Dan will prove to be just too dangerous a simpleon, much too naive to be allowed to survive the on coming cull].

  7. wal1957

    I was channel surfing about 15 minutes ago.
    4 Corners doing another hit job on Trump.
    The reporter and people being interviewed stated…(paraphrasing)…”Trump failed to condemn white supremacy during the debate and has never condemned white supremacy.”
    For Fk’s sake! How many times has he condemned white supremacy!!!!!! I could search youtube and find at least a dozen times that he has condemned white supremacy.
    Their ABC’ have yet again lied about Trump. A-holes!

    PS..My night got worse when I found out that ‘their SBS’ had a special on called Trump Vs Biden.
    I didn’t even bother trying to watch. It will be another load of absolute BS!

  8. Entropy

    There is a movie about it called Elysium.

  9. Scott Osmond

    Got it. I’ll read and review next week.

  10. PB

    If Trump overcomes the planned vote-fraud then they’ll probably go straight to assassination as plan B.

  11. Entropy

    The easiest thing for dem controlled States is to limit access to pulling booths in Trumpity Trump voting booths. Because Covid.

  12. mareeS

    I dislike dystopian fiction, as reality through history is bad enough. Let’s see what the markets do after November 3. That is my reality.

  13. From this morning’s daily Rupert: The Davos Fix is in…

    Australia will suffer the economic equivalent of a COVID-19 crisis every year by 2050 if policymakers do not take decisive action now to combat climate change, new modelling from Deloitte ­Access Economics says.

    The research offered a stark choice to policymakers: devise a new growth plan for the economy or face $3.4 trillion in lost GDP and 880,000 lost jobs cumulatively over the next 50 years.

    “COVID was always a risk, and Australia has risen beautifully to it,” Deloitte partner Chris Richardson said.

    [$2 trillion debt?]

    “But the economic toll from the pandemic was a taste of things to come if climate change was left unchecked, he said. “This is a risk that we get COVID year after year after year.”

    The Deloitte economist said federal and state governments should direct the tens of billions in infrastructure and stimulus spending in coming years into projects that, as much as possible, addressed the twin aims of providing growth-enhancing infrastructure while “future-proofing” the economy and jobs from the ­impacts of global warming.

    As well as spending money on new construction, “why would you not retrofit public buildings and spaces to make them energy-efficient?” Mr Richardson asked.

  14. Entropy

    As well as spending money on new construction, “why would you not retrofit public buildings and spaces to make them energy-efficient?” Mr Richardson asked.

    I guess someone might have done something old fashioned like a cost benefit analysis*, and retrofitting turns out to not be a good use of public funds?

    * clearly a tool of the privileged classes.

  15. Mother Lode

    Progressives can believe Puritanism can only manifest itself it Christianity, and since they are not Christian (it is a matter of faith, religiously held, that they are purely rational and logical) they can never be Puritanical.

    But have you ever seen people with more rigid orthodoxy, or more hostile to doubt? Have you seen people more bloated with an absolute moral license to impose their views on others, if they cannot press them into the faith, they can at least imprison them in the rituals?

    Look at the shrieking about masks – not faltering for a single moment on a realistic assessment of the danger one person without a mask poses, even closing in on the sinner to denounce them – thus increasing the risk beyond what was previously too much already.

    The Green religion boils down to an elevated class of ‘experts’ making calculations like Mayan astrologers and pronouncing the will of the climate gods, who are concerned only with the goings on of mortal men.

    Previously there was the Marxist creed.

    But all is OK because only Christians can be Puritanical. Amen.

  16. Mak Siccar

    An excellent forensic analysis by Peter Smith, an extract of which is:

    Those of us on the conservative right and centre right need to understand the character and intentions of the modern Left. We cannot afford to undermine our champions – well, in these times, our only champion. This doesn’t mean being uncritical. It means we don’t snipe and snipe away at every opportunity.

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2020/11/if-trump-loses-god-help-us/

  17. Tel

    Australia will suffer the economic equivalent of a COVID-19 crisis every year by 2050 if policymakers do not take decisive action now to combat climate change, new modelling from Deloitte ­Access Economics says.

    They ain’t gonna find anyone who believes that.

    We have been given these warnings for the past 30 years at least, and the main problems we have had during that time have been the banks getting out of depth on zero deposit housing loans, and the government imposing unhelpful restrictions, then squandering money to “fix” the problems they created. Name one major issue in Australia actually caused by climate change … there isn’t anything! Constant doubling down with bigger and bigger disaster predictions for the next 30 years just doesn’t convince anyone anymore.

  18. duncanm

    Australia will suffer the economic equivalent of a COVID-19 crisis every year by 2050 if policymakers do not take decisive action now to combat climate change, new modelling from Deloitte ­Access Economics says.

    New, improved! With a free set of steak knives.

  19. Entropy

    Let’s say this rheorical prognostication came true, and every bit of bed wetting about higher temps, stronger cyclone and an extra fifty cm of sea level came about.
    You would just prepare for it, by any new housing being cycled resistant, building sea walls around our cities, and installing affordable air conditioning.

    You would not be making everyone poorer through carbon taxes or making energy costs higher, or the other myriad Interventions that just make everyone less financially able to combat the impact of AGW once it finally happens. As usual with these rent seekers, they are after financial benefit to them, right now.

  20. Sinclair Davidson

    Rafe – you’ve been holding out on us. A talented Champion … and you said nothing.

  21. Trump is always the bad guy, a bit like Hitler:

    Democracy in Distress?

    But it sure sounds like they are talking about how the Democrats play the game.

  22. Rafe Champion

    Sinc, as you can imagine, I was afraid of the inevitable comparison.
    Like, “poor old Rafe, how come his son is so talented?”
    Simple explanation, his mother came from the royalty of Australian literature, Ruth Park and Darcy Niland.

  23. Sinclair Davidson

    Well it had to be the mother. We understood that. 🙂

  24. Leo Champion

    Thank you all, Rafe especially for posting this plug! Glad to see this universe finally getting a little traction, if responses here are any indication. 🙂

    This particular book… is a fairly inconsequential prequel, to be honest. The series begins in Streets of NYC but doesn’t really get moving (due to the extremely limited perspective of Streets’ main character) until the second one, Warlord of NYC – both available on Amazon for those interested. Presently I’m an estimated tenth of the way through writing the third main-series book, Mercenaries of NYC, which is the

    The fun part about this universe, as opposed to other stuff I’ve written (Huntress is my twelfth title under own name, eleventh full-length book), is that it plays with the intersection (pun entirely intended) of social and technological trends… the Intendancy is already well on its way toward existence and it really wouldn’t surprise me if in a few decades the virtuous began anointing themselves with silver circles, wreaths, and stars.

    I’ve actually been writing what began as a blog post on this stuff (with particular regard to the march to zero-scarcity and how social factors may screw it up), which grew to become multiple posts and is now on its way to white-paper length. If there’s interest here, I’m quite tempted to finally finish it and see if Catallaxy’s editors would accept a multiple-part submission from a second Champion…

  25. Leo Champion

    Ayy, unfinished sentence at the end of the second paragraph. Should read as:

    “Presently I’m an estimated tenth of the way through writing the third main-series book, Mercenaries of NYC, which opens with the universe’s first look at life outside the major conurbations.”

  26. Mother Lode

    Congrats anyway, Leo.

    And we now have an autographed copy of this thread.

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