If what Castaneda and Doctor Strange are saying is not a pile of rainbow colored bullshit and there really is more than one reality, then in the end of 2016 our reality just had to get on the list of dystopian alternative realities not so much different from those in which the heroes of the Hollywood films are unfortunate to get into and for the rest of the movie are trying to get out, simply because these realities just damn suck. When we were watching Marty McFly in the second installment of the Back to the Future franchise at the 90s as he walked through dystopian California which was so bad it looked like Detroit, who would have guessed that at the end of the Year of the Fire Monkey the Americans will elect Donald Trump as their new President – a guy who is a funnier (and unfortunately real) version of Biff Tannen, Back to the Future’s main villain. Yeah, at that moment the shit just got real.
Normally I don‘t care much about politics, but even so I was pretty surprised by winning of that Yankee hot head with the phason of retired Las Vegas electric bull rider. I quickly recalled one of The Simpsons episodes in which Homer encounters President Trump.
That’s an episode from year 2000! What does it mean? It means that we found ourselves in reality where cartoons can become a chillingly real. “That’s good, dude, look, they’ve got President Trump in it,” we could say with a smile from ear to ear when we were sitting in front of the TV, sixteen years earlier before the 45th US presidential election, and watching that The Simpsons episode called Bart to the Future. Yeah, its title clearly refers to that Back to the Future movie. See? Things seem to be coming full circle.
To sum it up – obviously we live in a reality that could also work as a prequel to that dystopic America in (as my grandmother likes to say to everything that deviates from the tendencies of traditional Italian neorealism) fantasmagoric comedy Back to the Future II. At the same time, a thing that used to work as crazy joke back in 2000 in the famous cartoon series in which everything is possible, has become real. And I mean – everything is possible in The Simpsons, right? So the creators could as well state aliens Kang & Kodos as Presidents in that episode, or Mel Gibson’s Viking alter ego named Bjorn… or even Paris Hilton’s chihuahua could be a President in this one as well. Anyway, for The Simpsons creators President Trump was still more funny against all these wild possibilities so they’ve put him into it eventually. And this cartoon joke is true for more than one year now, from time to time it is still funny but generally most of grandpa Trump’s clumsy manifestations are rather disturbing.
More and more, however, I tell myself that perhaps in this reality everything is possible – or at least anything Hollywood movies and cartoon series are about. I suppose I should start watching The Simpsons again to know what my children will grow up into in the next ten or fifteen years.