Beware Of Leftist Utopia
In the spirit of being open-minded, let us consider what will happen if the Left wins and achieves its Utopia of egalitarianism.
The year is 2050. Society has one value — equality — and it appears in all areas of public life. To counter the herd, society has evolved “meritocracy,” or rewarding those who go through the many detailed steps to achieve social approval in any area.
Already all people are beige. There is no race. There is no class, either, or expectations that you will fulfill a gender role. Instead, there are equal workers and everyone lives in apartments, where no one has a significant advantage.
Children attend school from seven in the morning to seven at night, allowing their parents time to be workers. Since shifts vary to reduce traffic, they do this seven days a week. Because there is not enough material to teach, they spend a lot of their time watching television or playing games.
Jobs have been made egalitarian. The Seniority Advancement Act of 2026 made sure that those who fulfilled the requirements of a task got promoted, regardless of other criteria. Since “fulfilling the requirements” is a low standard, it essentially means that if you start working a job and do not get fired, you get promoted.
Everyone earns a living wage. Even the fast food workers are now paid as much as attorneys and doctors. In fact, everyone makes the same wage, except for higher level Government employees. Everyone lives in the same apartments, 1500 square feet of utilitarian layout mated to high design informed by Design Sponge tastemaker Grace Bonney.
Jobs require the same amount of time by everyone. For fifty hours a week, people must be in the office. Unfortunately, there is not that much to do, so most job-time involves socializing and filling out paperwork. No one is left out, and everyone from age 16-76 spends their ten hours a day working.
Those who do not work are viewed as anti-equality because they do not contribute their fair share toward supporting everyone else. Government treats them like pirates, but media views them as the worst type of criminal ever. As arch-sage Rachael Maddowicz says, a murderer may steal one life, but a non-worker steals from every life.
Society is finally very tolerant. Every behavior is accepted. The streets are filled with people wearing colorful costumes, acting out parts. A knight in day-glo chain mail hangs out with two primitivists in copper foil loincloths. Rainbow people dance with glow-sticks, photoluminescent makeup, and Aztec ceremonial costumes with motorcycle helmets. Men wear suit shirts and ties over dresses and combat boots. Women — and these terms are obsolete, even, because you can be any gender you want to be — wear construction helmets, tutus and mumus with gas masks. Everywhere there is dancing and loud music, the pub music that mixes rock, jazz, blues, pop, disco, techno, hip-hop and waltzes into a single public popular music sound.
No behaviors are taboo. Pedosexuality, drug use, polygamy, transgenderism, furries, roleplay, fetishes, and being artistic and intellectual are common. No one is simply their job, or their heritage; everyone is a complex set of behaviors and adornments that form a unique external appearance. One might collect 1950s radios and specialize in early Italian disco dancing; another likes to paint watercolors through a microscope, and also is an expert in Thai-Argentine roller derby. Each person is a complex set of contrasting personal traits, designed to make them stand out from the crowd, like doing stunts or being on stage.
“We are all individuals,” they affirm, these wise post-modern people, and yet, they are all the same. Once you have seen one combination of bright colors and paradoxical interests, you have seen them all. The Thai-Argentine roller derby is about like the Sino-Hungarian version. All the hobbies seem to be either collecting stuff, or engaging in a certain task just because it is rare, obscure, unknown and useless. It all just runs together, like too many colors become a blur of beige-grey. Then again, that is the idea of equality in the first place, namely that we are all the same individual just in many different iterations, and that anonymity means that soon no one is anything but what other people will notice. The Crowd rules us all, even in a Utopia that has quickly become dystopic.