Sent on by
Phillip Rollas
Send Your Own Message

The future needs a big kiss

“The future needs a big kiss, winds blow with a twist. Never seen a moon like this, can you see it too?” Bono, U2, ‘Get On Your Boots’, No Line on the Horizon (2009).

“War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.” – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four.

“People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.’ – V, V for Vendetta.

I’m writing this in March of 2017. Like Winston Smith with his diary in Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, or V in V for Vendetta, or the ‘you’ in Get On Your Boots, this is for everyone but also for no one in particular. The ‘what’ of who I am does not matter, for it is the ‘why’ that is more important.

Our world is in an ongoing crisis that has lasted for decades. It is a highly unjust and unequal world and its wrongs need righting. It has become conceited and serving not to all people and beings, but to those in hidden control.

In 2017, the climate of issues that concern all people see only the slowest of progress; for every place indeed full of vivacious and genuine pursuit of making this planet a pleasant one to live, there are more doing the opposite.

In 2017, we need a revolution, and the right revolutionary to facilitate it. We cannot see the future now, but we are fearful for it, not of it. If this message finds you at a time when this revolution is complete and successful, then it would be worthwhile to have lived.

Share on:
 
Send Your Own Message

More Messages to the Future

 

Dear Me of 2050,

I promise that I will plant more trees in places where there are none.

 

Queridos filhos Heloísa e Henzo,

Tenho muito orgulho da minha função (agente de fiscalização ambiental do Acre) pois é através dela que posso dar um pouco do meu suor, para que no futuro ambos possam ter um lugar melhor para viver.

 

Dear Future,

We need to work to save our beautiful home.

 

To my wide-eyed warrioresses,

Since my two daughters emerged into this world, all of my tomorrows have become more dear.

 

Dear Emilia and Tommy,

We, in our time, still have the chance to change course. We have the knowledge and emergent means, even the profitable technologies, to do so.

 

Dear future loved ones,

As I sit here and write to you, I’d like to share with you something more horrifying than a few boos – our current home, Earth.

 

Al mio piccolo, grandissimo bambino,

Hai compiuto da poco 1 anno e giusto ieri hanno annunciato la scoperta di 7 pianeti che potrebbero racchiudere in essi la possibilità di sviluppare, o aver già sviluppato, vita a livello organico.

 

My dear daughters,

I will use my voice to help bring awareness about climate change.

 

Dear Indigenous Persons with Disabilities,

Dear Indigenous Persons with Disabilities,

 

To you, my dear!

In 2050, I will still be fighting against climate change. I feel that it’s not only my duty, but rather my destiny.

 

Dear Finley,

I wonder if in 2050 we will be looking at a future where fear from the changes at hand has caused people to hate rather than love and provide hope. Perhaps in that world we will we no longer comprehend the biblical texts in a meaningful way. Will climate change be the end of the epoch of God?

 

Dear Tomorrow,

I promise to include the trees and animals in all my decisions.

View All Messages

Send Your Own Message