Maybe there is hope
Today’s prompt is:
The “containment” had become nearly complete. Only pockets of revolutionaries and elites remained free to roam.
Green energy proponents had gotten their way. Without reliable energy, people had become prisoners of the diabolically imposed reduction of human wealth and mobility.
The Police State slipped in easily… virtually unresisted. Covid-19 had proven how easily fear could control the masses and fear was easily and ubiquitously propagated by every media platform through AI. Disarming the public had, as expected, sealed the deal.
The gates were now locked, and the concentration of human foot traffic caused the environment within to turn muddy brown.
Yet, Nature could not be intimidated nor propagandized. Although the trajectory of human prosperity had been interrupted, there were signs of life carrying on that offered hope to those plotting a restorative escape.
Life, and human determination, always finds a way.