2 thoughts on “Which way will we go?

  1. Übermenschen says:

    “The Shape of Things to Come” by H. G. Wells, published in 1933: “A long economic slump causes a major war that leaves Europe devastated and threatened by plague. The nations with the strongest air-forces set up a benevolent dictatorship that paves the way for world peace by abolishing national divisions, enforcing the English language, promoting scientific learning and outlawing religion. The enlightened world-citizens are able to depose the dictators peacefully, and go on to breed a new race of super-talents, able to maintain a permanent utopia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shape_of_Things_to_Come
    “Things to Come” (1936): “…1966, and the war continues to rage. The world is in the grip of a virulent plague, the ‘Wandering Sickness’. The remaining inhabitants of the ruined Everytown are ruled by the warlike Boss, who demands that all sufferers from the sickness are shot to prevent contagion; in this way, the disease is eventually contained. The Boss continues to lead attacks on neighboring communities, and dreams of a return to domination of the skies.” http://www.screenonline.org.uk/film/id/438287/synopsis.html
    Ralph Richardson said that he modeled his portrayal of “The Boss” after Mussolini – consequently Things to Come was banned in Italy.
    Raymond Massey explains the new world order to Ralph Richardson in Things to Come:

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