While I write I often have a TV show, or music playing in the background.
Today it was Star Trek: Deep Space 9, furthermore it was a time travel episode. The characters traveled back in time to a mere 8 years in our future. According to Star Trek it’s not a good time in Earth’s history; it’s a time of Sanctuary Districts. Sanctuary Districts are parts of cities that have been walled off, where a city may dump it’s undesirable residents. The mentally ill, the poor, the homeless. In theory these were supposed to be places where the residents could get the help they needed.
In reality, it was more a case of: out of sight, out of mind.
Here’s to hoping that in 4 years a new government is elected in the US. Because He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named has promised things that sound a lot like this bleak future. I shall certainly be hoping that such a future does not come to pass.