The new to Apple TV documentary Boys State is at once a major achievement and a dystopian, nightmare hellscape. Why? Well, because it’s the clearest indication yet of the damage we’ve done to our children with our ugly, thoughtless and needless political rhetoric. This documentary that should be an inspiring look at politically engaged young people seeking to become the future leaders of this country turns a harsh, unforgiving, light on the bankrupt and corrupt version of politics and leadership we are passing down to the next generation.
We are now living in the twilight zone. We are placing criminals on the street, because of a disease that is ravishing a large part of the country and the world, while placing business owners in jail for trying to feed themselves and their families. You can go to jail for not wearing a mask, but it wasn't good enough to give convicted felons, they had to be released for their safety. Meanwhile, rapists are rapping again and one has even killed his former victim. Bars are not allowed to opened and neither are gyms or fitness centers, yet, large scale protests and riots are allowed to happen with no repercussions. The police are under attack in this country and there seems to be no end in sight.
It has been revealed that the UK has entered the deepest recession in it's history following two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. This was further exacerbated following the period of time that the country spent in lock down due to the Covid 19 pandemic. The government is only now starting to try and ease lock down measures and avoid a second spike in the virus which it is feared could cause measures to be tightened again.
The political system of democracy is very much like a chameleon. As time and world cultures change and develop new ideas of civilized order, the democratic process of human government continually makes entrances and exits in differing appearances throughout history. Much like how the actor in the course of a stage play can enter and exit a scene with one outfit and portraying one character, only to appear again, later on, with a different costume playing a secondary part with a completely opposite personality and moral compass; in comparison to their previous performance. For democracy ought to be concrete in it’s values and goals, but also have the ability to be flexible with the everlasting changes of the human condition and of human nature as new eras rise and fall, as well as when technology eliminates human dependency.