2019: Dystopia USA
For the McKinnon family of 2019, life is a bleak shadow of America's past glory—an unkept promise filled with widespread want and unmet needs.
2019: Dystopia USA is the story of how we travelled from here...to there.
And what we can do today to prevent it. More
2019: Dystopia USA is the story of America's all-too-possible future, a fact-based projection ripped from today's headlines—told in the narrative of a middle-class American family as it faces the trials and uncertainties of daily life in the not-too-distant future, and in the fragments of a transcript that chronicled the national missteps and failures that led to that future.
It is a chronicle... a 'history' of national economic decline and personal hardship vividly illustrated through a day-in-the-life of an American family. As such, it is both a cautionary tale and a compelling fictional narrative... one that should be read by every American, regardless of political or ideological orientation.
In 2019, life is indeed perilous for Jason and Jennifer McKinnon. As middle-class professionals in the once-tidy Chicago suburb of Willowhaven, Illinois, they face the daily uncertainties of a long-lingering economic malaise—complicated by their concerns for Bradley and Kate, their teenaged children. It is a long way from the life they had lived—and had once expected for their children—in the times now referred to as "Back In The Day": a lost era of plentiful employment, full larders and a home of their own...
But that was then; this is now.
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