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I know I haven't predicted stuff for a long time but I've seen some scary stuff happen in the world to know that the Second Dark Ages are coming. Here is the proof: The Second Dark Ages were an era where warfare and religion took precedence over science. Religion emphasizes faith, not reason. Great minds are not necessarily limited to talking about the economy and the price of gas on Facebook; as individual members of the human race, they are often concerned with matters of both personal morality and political philosophy. If they ask such questions and speak out, they are a threat to rouse the people. George W. Bush made it a "thought crime" to criticize the United States of America in any shape or form. Even private e-mails and telephone calls could be used to convict "potential terrorists." During the period in which the United States of America held cultural and political power in the Western Hemisphere, unquestioning obedience to religious dogma was required. Freethinkers were often arrested for crimes against the state, denied important jobs due to "economic reasons," or denounced openly on cable news channels and Conservapedia; a website for conservative Christian schoolchildren. The history of the United States after the shift in thinking from centre-left to far-right in the post-2012 mindset has been affected drastically by conservative Christianity. Tech firms looking to hire and university professors wrote in their statements that the U.S. was no longer a nation with scientifically progressive values. Technology companies increasingly saw American citizens as uneducated conservative Christians and scouted out employees from progressive areas like Canada, Western Europe, Japan and urban China instead. Independent thinking was stifled, scientific advance was non-existent, and dropping out of high school was rampant. Americans of early 21st century fell far below the knowledge level, standard of living, and life expectancy that had been attained decades earlier. They lost the education and job opportunities that the Baby Boomer generation period had experienced. The twilight ages that began on 9/11/2001 finally faded to dark prior to the beginning of the "Roaring 2020s." The American government started referring to itself as the Central Regime and became a fascist police state. Just like Joseph McCarthy blamed effeminacy and homosexuality on Josef Stalin's USSR, the "good old boys" of Conservapedia blamed everything unmasculine, un-Christian and un-heterosexual on Vladimir Putin's "Eurasian Union;" even though the Putin has made a lot of effeminate things illegal for men to wear at all times. By January 1, 2020 the fascist Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is given the greenlight in a rigged national referendum to increase security around airports; arresting mentally sick and/or disabled people who attempt to leave or enter the United States of America. The United States government seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. Ordinary citizens are often sought out by government agencies to inform on neighbors, monitor the movements of loved ones, report on views expressed in the workplace, intervene in cases of subversion and listen to suspect telephone calls (only applies if the person is a male and is over the age of 25; which is the age of majority in a conservative Christian America). American citizens (both young and old alike) will slowly fight back against the TSA, disbanding them by force in an Act of Congress that takes place sometime in 2049. Virtual riots (i.e., people complaining about the economy and the new Internet restrictions) that appeared on Facebook forced the United States Supreme Court to carefully monitor Facebook interactions that originate from legal U.S. residents. The reason behind this ruling: "Facebook has a tendency to incite anarchist behaviors and tendencies on American youths and unemployed American adults and senior citizens." By the start of the 22nd century, the United States of Earth implemented "net neutrality" over the entire planet; thus ending the Second Dark Ages on the Internet and the metaphorical adolescence of our human civilization. The fact that more than 90% of the world's scientists didn't believe in God disturbed the governments and the common folk of that even greater. Autistic people were at the mercy of their parents, relatives, legal guardians, and group homes until a cure was discovered sometime prior to the year 2023. Crime was starting to elevate but people were not sure whether more churches or more funding to police stations would end all crimes permanently. Even as we speak, conservative Christian Republican Congressmen are hacking into Wikipedia and replacing all the useful/liberal information about U.S. politics with useless/conservative information that teaches people to obey the Republican party and "disregard what they hear in the public school system." The conservative elements in the American government that caused the economic recession years in advance would try to prolong the recession in order to force the United States government to divert all funding from scientific research and the space program into the armed forces and into faith-based programs for sexual abstinence and "preaching the End Times" that are "supposed to take place on January 19, 2038." America as we know it in the early 21st century will eventually renounce its former status as a liberal democracy and become a Neo-Confederate fascist police state by the year 2020. Everyone under the age of 25 is forced to watch The Cartoon Network and The Disney Channel under the threat of a death sentence. Women who can't get married before their 31st birthday are forced to work at McDonald's for a meager wage until they die (or get married). Most conservative Christian Americans don't read books, enjoy nature, spend time by themselves, think independently or have meaningful conversations. Instead, they drive very fast, watch excessive amounts of television on wall-size sets, and listen to conservative talk radio and country music. Books are considered evil because they make people question and think; which is a liberal trait. The people live in a world with no reminders of history or appreciation of the past. Free speech is prohibited and suppressed by the Firemen, corporations run the country with legalized slavery and have full access to everyone's information at all times, pollution is sold as food (resulting in the poor starting to become mutants), the CIA have been replaced by the freaking Ministry of Love, prisons are re-education facilities (not that it matters, as virtually everyone is sentenced to death). Crime -- especially youth-related -- is relatively low, thanks to the all-pervasive police force. Women have been reduced to second-class citizens, homosexuals are openly hated and prosecuted, virtually all government spending goes to the military, there is no immigration at all and anyone found in the country illegally is executed. Large corporations tend to be above the law, and use their financial clout to gain ever-increasing government benefits. Citizens must pay to enjoy Conservative Christian America's pristine beaches, the populace has developed a mortal fear of the woods, nudity is frowned upon, and scenic tours are unheard of after most environmental laws were abolished. Until nanobots were manufactured to scrub away all the world's pollution in 2025, America's toxic air pollution was extremely problematic; especially with the industries being extremely de-regulated. The police will be allowed by an act of Congress to have a division that is literally called the Death Squad (who go around shooting at any and all criminals with M16 rifles and will execute anyone who surrenders to them). An "Achilles Heel" list was created with all the names of the women who have graduated with a bachelor's degree in university or above; they would not be allowed to stay in the United States for more than three weeks per calendar year. Visiting female professors will only be able to teach in zones approved for women professors: Los Angeles, New York City, Baltimore/Washington, D.C., San Francisco and Chicago.
I don't mean to attack companies, but it gets personal when the "elite 1%" helps to finance these "wars for oil" and refrain from hiring the 99% that need their weekly paychecks to pay for groceries, bills, and transportation-related expenses.