20 Years Ago, Starship Troopers Showed Us What Happens When Fascism Wins

i remember watching this movie 20 years ago and thinking that i had just seen paul verhoeven’s idea of what a post-democratic future might look like.

sure, the ultra-violence (dead people looking like squashed bugs) and the propaganda-style were clearly obvious but what really intrigued me was the idea of having to earn your citizenship.

most people i spoke with looked at me like i was delusional when i said “post-democratic future” but the events of the past few months have got me thinking again. and nowadays, i’m not the only one.