Filed under augury

Solution in search of permanence

Visions of future past

Year is 2041. Freshly elected Tory government, with nothing left in the country to sell off, find a solution to their prison overcrowding problem. State sanctioned organ harvesting becomes an overnight export success.

Medical facilities are caught by surprise, consistently outbid by the pet food industry.

Waste not, want not

Visions of future past

In our lifetime we will have seen the Western countries not just close but to barricade their borders. Should an unannounced ship approach, carrying desperate human beings fleeing the wars and the devastation, we won't be even allowed to think about accepting them.

The ships will be, not stopped and turned around, but torpedoed and sunk on sight. The drowned will be harvested for feed and fertiliser.

My only consolation is that I am old enough to not necessarily witness all of it.