The beige dictatorship.

/The beige dictatorship.

So the future isn’t a boot stamping on a human face, forever. It’s a person in a beige business outfit advocating beige policies that nobody wants (but nobody can quite articulate a coherent alternative to) with a false mandate obtained by performing rituals of representative democracy that offer as much actual choice as a Stalinist one-party state. And resistance is futile, because if you succeed in overthrowing the beige dictatorship, you will become that which you opposed.

–Charles Stross on political failure modes.

2014-09-25T08:19:35+00:0012th November, 2014|Tags: charles stross|