AmeliaAnarchist wrote (edited )

This is 5 months late, but like anyone will notice.


1- The people of the world were content under their Capitalist overlords. The majority never stopped to question the system. Sure, the situation was bad, but never bad enough to make anyone stop to think. Wake up, go to work, eat, sleep, repeat. That was their daily schedule with no time left to think, for that would cause the people to become intelligent, to think, to break free of their chains. The people were content. They had food on their table and media churning out stories that entertain, that distract, and that was all that mattered. And the middle class, a false class created to divide and distract, which comprised the majority, contently said, "It doesn't involve me."

The realization

2- But eventually, the illusion collapsed. Not in peacetime, but during the single most destructive event in human history. The people had not formulated their newfound knowledge from their current situation of poverty, hate, and abuse, but from the realization that came once the waves of the sea crashed upon their homes, and the homes of their loved ones. It took merciless death and destruction for the people to realize there was a problem. Everything had to be taken from them for them to see.

3- The people finally regurgitated the lie they have been force fed since birth, "Climate change isn't real, the ice caps aren't melting, everything will be fine." The cries of the educated, long ignored, were finally heard, but at the cost of countless lives. And the people stopped for a moment, and thought, in the wake of the event, "Climate change is real, and it's our fault." And then they thought of big business and how they funded the media that spread lies and deceived them. They identified the rich as the culprits, as the indirect murderers of their friends and families. They realized that without big business and without the wealthy lying to them, telling them everything was all right, and that burning toxic fossil fuels and dumping cheaply made garbage into the planet's ecosystems, their friends and family would not have died and that their homes would have not been destroyed.

It begins

4- The people then formulated a plan for action. They took up arms against the rich, against big business. For revenge and to prevent such a thing from happening again. To save themselves and the planet. They finally had nothing to lose but their chains, for if they stood idly by, there would be nothing left to lose.

The fire is distinguished

5- Ah, but this realization and newfound knowledge of the coasts did not embrace those of the inland, of which made up the majority. It did not affect them. Many of them lost nothing from the event. They did not fight. And then, after a mere month of conflict, the rebel forces were extinguished, like a flame lit ablaze only to be smothered in an instant. It left as quick as it came.

A new message for a dying world

6- The media then churned out a new message, "Climate change is real, but it is not our fault. There is nothing we can do." And continued business as usual. However, another message came, "Crime and violence is overtaking our world, our nation. Something must be done." Martial law was declared, and all human rights were suspended. They then lined up suspected rebels and shot them, one by one. The streets ran red with blood. The prisons were filled to the max capacity. So much so that the death penalty was established for the most minor of offenses in order to make more space. Schools only taught lies and the ability to access information was cut. Books were burned, free speech was banned, punishable by death, and the internet, the lifeblood of the left, was dismantled. "For peace" they said. Elections were never again to be held. A dictator was put in peace, who did anything big business and the rich asked. To question him or his capitalist overlords was to die.

7- And the earth, it died a slow and painful death. While the privately owned media was churning out fake visions of large fields of crops and pristine ecosystems, a majority of the population was now starving, without a home, and living in constant filth. They then all realized what the revolutionaries had years before, "Yes, it affects us. Yes, it is our fault." But unlike the revolutionaries before, they could not make a difference. They were unarmed and at the mercy of the rich. They could do nothing, and they knew this.

8- And eventually, the world could no longer support life. The population slowly withered away until there was one left. A lonely old man. He had lived his entire life in poverty. His parents were executed for stealing a load of bread, which they had never actually done. He never had a bed to sleep in. He rarely had food to eat, frequenting garbage bins. He was always on the move, being ushered away by the military police, opening fire on him if he lingered too long. He didn't have friends for long, as they either took their own life, or it was stripped from them by starvation or the gun of a police officer.

The end

9- And there he stood, outlasting even the dictator himself. In a world ruined by the rich. There was no food. There was no one else left alive. He had taken the gun of a police officer who had taken his own life once he realized there was nothing left. He then turned the gun on himself, and in an instant, the human race had gone extinct by its own hand.

Thanks for reading the whole thing (or any of it really). Sorry it was so long! I'm sure I made many, many mistakes in grammar, punctuation, an spelling. (I don't speak standard English natively.) Please let me know where I made a mistake or if there's any way I can improve! (I numbered the paragraphs to help out :P)