Micah and Jess Russell
September 2017

Let’s imagine for a bit we lived in a world where there is no truth.

In a world with no truth, the greatest effect one can have on others is to give offense. In a world with no truth, one’s identity is a unique set of labels expressed publicly. In a world without truth, people can deny scientific discoveries. In a world without truth, scientific discoveries can be used to force others against their will. Offensive acts are praised as self-definition. The only ones to be heard are the loudest. Morality is relative, with no standard of conduct. The brighter the colors the better. There are no new ideas, only mash-ups, adaptations, and reinterpretations. People are oppressed by ideas, not by other people. People are controlled by a large web of organizations. Entertainment is almost entirely focused on the end of the world. Work is assessed by the amount of time spent, not the effort required. Age is a power, but wisdom is a stranger. Authentic-ity is staying on trend. There is such a thing as artificial food. The only fresh food is grown by destroying other plants. There are no friends, only acquaintances, hundreds of acquaintances. Stand up for what you believe in but it better be popular. Knowledge is personal preference. Health and service are industries. There is no religion, only cults. The future is scary. Love hates hate. You can’t be you. Good is bad and bad is good. 

Sound familiar? Of course it does. That’s the state of the world we live in right now. That’s right. We are living in a dystopia. A full-blown, bona fide dystopia. This dystopia is called postmodernism. So…? What happens now?