Of movies and the tomorrow’s America

The OC considers an issue raised by the good Fraters, who quote Al Gore:

“[T]he stakes this year are too great for any of us to sit it out. We’re facing two wars and an economic meltdown. The climate crisis, in particular, is worsening more quickly than predicted and without strong leadership from the next president, we could face consequences right out of a science fiction movie.”

No one knows science fiction movies like Al Gore.

Perhaps so, but the all-important and thus far unasked question is: which science fiction movie? Silent Running? Soylent Green? Lord of the Flies? Godzilla vs The Smog Monster?

Personally, my money is on The Manchurian Candidate.

I don’t think it’s science fiction at all. The way things are going, it looks rather more as if it will be some blend of The Grapes of Wrath, The Killing Fields, and Red Dawn.