North Korea was jolted awake by trumpets blaring from the house speaker. It was the United States national anthem. Begrudgingly, he dragged himself out of bed to get dressed. On the front wall were three grand picture frames showcasing the leaders of Great Capitalist Uprising: George W. Bush Jr., Barack Obama, and Donald Trump.
It was the year 2084 and the United States of America ruled the world. Capitalism, a rapidly spreading political disease that began in North America, had taken over the free–or not so free–world. The former Soviet Union tried to contain it, but to no avail. Once America dominated the West, he’d set his eyes on the East. An era of ideological warfare ensued as the only good countries left banded together to form a Resistance. But the fist of conservative economics and first-world privilege crushed any kind of opposition or rebellion. Meanwhile, scientists discovered the formula for eternal life, which America horded all for himself and administered to the sinister leaders of the Great Capitalist Uprising.
North Korea walked through the streets. He passed rows of walking civilians with monotonous expressions, the happiness drained from them. Everyone looked the same in the dress code that had been forced on them. Men were to wear sweatshirts, torn Levi jeans, Converse sneakers, and a patriotic snapback. The women were to wear sweatshirts, torn Levi jeans, Converse sneakers, and a patriotic snapback. The children were to wear Uggs.
Everyone walked in the same direction. The children skipped along as they sang (as regulation forced them to) the demoralizing tunes of right wing aggressors such as Elvis Presley, Toby Keith, and Taylor Swift. Nobody questioned it because nobody could.