It’s three minutes past high noon but my home is enveloped in darkness. It looks like the day after an apocalypse. I slept in because it’s a holiday from work, so I didn’t set an alarm and with the aid of the dark skies, I kept sleeping. I oversleep when I’m depressed. I’m numb from my mother’s death, covid, riots, work stress and now apocalyptic wildfires. It’s like nine months of pregnancy, a marathon of crises.
When I woke up I was disoriented. It was 10am and nearly completely dark in my room. The curtains had a strange orange, lantern-like aura. Is my watch broken? Did I fall asleep through an entire day? No it’s Wednesday morning according to my phone. Is this what it’s like to live in Alaska during the midnight sun, when there are endless days or nights? Or did the world end while I was sleeping? I can see pedestrians with masks on strolling by on the sidewalk outside of my balcony. The news is the same nonsense as before, no asteroids have landed, yet..didn’t they threaten that an impending space rock is hurtling our way, a day before the US election. Really? The news is such a joke nowadays.
The sun is covered up in smoke and haze from burning wildfires in California cities. This is our new normal ever since 2018. Every fall and winter season, devastating fires consume ancient redwood forests that existed during the time of the original Civil War in America, along with rich folk’s houses (you have to be rich to own a house in California, even shacks sell for a million dollars here). Global warming and PG & E (the gas/electric company) were blamed, but I think the situation is highly suspicious. There are three new fires currently burning, this catastrophe has been ongoing for the last few weeks. Firefighters are allowing certain fires to burn, I don’t understand the reasoning. Before 2018 we didn’t have this continuous problem.
“Angela Sollecito asks “is this Mars or Earth?” showing red skies in Vallejo. Sept. 9, 2020
The fires and heat led to another new infamous record: Wednesday marked 23 days of consecutive Spare the Air alerts.”https://www.ktvu.com/news/dramatic-photos-california-residents-wake-up-to-raining-ash-and-smoke-filled-skies
From Northern California to Southern California the fires are a constant threat. What is really causing them? Lightning was blamed for the latest fires which burned through Santa Cruz all the way to LA.
All of this reminds me of a dystopian future of polluted skies and permanent masks. Here’s a short animated film from Blade Runner that I found the other day on YouTube. Spoiler: It’s not too violent but it does feature a familiar cringe worthy one-eyed hero. Propaganda always shows through in its symbolism. The Tyrell corporation is represented by a huge golden pyramid also! The original masterpiece film had a lot of Egyptian design details.
I very much disliked Blade Runner 2049, I found it boring, predictable and unnecessary. I especially hated Jared Leto’s inclusion in the film and the female computer character, what’s her name with the blue hair? was so pornified, objectified, ménage a tois dumb.
In the clip, the concept that Replicants are atheists came up, they are soulless and they represent the enslaved anti-hero? Scary concept. We’re heading towards a technocratic and an autocratic society, it seems inevitable. Sorry to be so gloomy today but it looks a bit like hell outside of my window.
Peace & Hope & Love to you my friends. 🙏💖