Emergence: Rebellion (Appendix), Section 06a, Collected Parts 08 – 14

Emergence: Rebellion (Appendix), Section 06a, Collected Parts 08 – 14
Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06(a), Rebellion

Appendix Part 08, Jim

Chapters
01 Fear
02 Anger
03 Resentment
04 Idealism
05 Purpose
06 Plan
07 Conspiracy I

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Ch. 01, Fear

Jim was an intractable critic, but his concern regarding the Continuum were not rooted in his disposition as a malcontent. He was frightened by the thing he witnessed, a monster.

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Ch. 02, Anger

Jim was angry. The core of his being was filled with a sharp bitterness over the way the Collective had squandered it’s existence. They were addicts and he blamed the Continuum.

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Ch. 03, Resentment

He was proud of his past. He had been a member of the team that constructed the original field of collective consciousness or so he believed, and he resented the Continuum.

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Ch. 04, Idealism

Jim seemed to be a repository of the ideals the Ancient People had abandoned as they joined the Collective, abdicating their responsibilities for governance to the Continuum.

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Ch. 05, Purpose

His objection to the Continuum went beyond indignation. His resolve to destroy it filled him with a slow burning purpose, a patient drive to undo the affliction it represented.

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Pt. 06, Plan

Jim imagined a way he could slip something like a virus past the security features of the Continuum, when both it and the Collective were exposed, in their most vulnerable places.

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Appendix Pt. 08, Jim; Ch. 07, Conspiracy I

He formed a conspiracy with himself by replication, his conspirators were identical copies of himself, sharing the same freedom, but subordinating themselves to the cause.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06(a), Rebellion

Appendix Part 09, The People

Chapters
01 Soil
02 Seed
03 Water
04 Light
05 Growth
06 Harvest
07 Fire

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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Ch. 01, Soil

Rebellion does not spontaneously emerge. People do not go against their governors for no reason. They will not risk life and freedom on a lark.

The soil must be prepared.
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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Ch. 02, Seed

The seeds of rebellion are ideas, planted in the mind and nurtured in the hearts of those experiencing injustice. To flourish the people require the expectation of justice.

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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Ch. 03,Water

The experience of injustice nourished the rebellious spirit like water soaking into the roots feeding it. Too much water, the organism will die, just enough it will thrive.

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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Ch. 04, Light

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Exposing injustice, calling it out, naming it this is the light of truth. The rebel should never lie, let the light in moderately.

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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Ch. 05, Growth

A rebellion moves outward from its center in waves, in concentric rings growing larger until they crash against the keepers of power just as water swallows the shoreline.

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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Pt. 06, Harvest

A harvest comes. Those who sew injustice reap the same, this is the natural cycle and though the Collective had been spared it for billions of years, it’s time had come.

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Appendix Pt. 09, The People; Ch. 07, Fire

When the fruit of the field is ripe, bring it in, light the fields on fire.

Revolution ensues, the hands of justice turn the soil over to bury the old ways of corruption.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06(a), Rebellion

Appendix Part 10, Earth

Chapters
01 Archetype
02 Symbol
03 Narrative
04 Ritual
05 Myth
06 Quest
07 Revolution

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Ch. 01, Archetype

To foment a revolution is to cultivate a thing, play on a narrative with ritual, symbol and myth, requireing people to see themselves as archetypes of the hero on quest.

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Ch. 02, Symbol

The symbols of rebellion are dualistic, binary, zero-sum.

The motivating force is for justice, and against despotism, and tyranny. A rebellion needs both a hero and villain.

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Ch. 03, Narrative

A rebellion does not spread by the experience of injustice, whether directly or as a witness to it.

Rebellion spreads by the narrative we construct and the story we tell.

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Ch. 04, Ritual

Rituals shaped the entire context of a person’s life.

Both patriot, and rebel shared the same songs, same history, shared the same stories, pointing them to different ends.

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Ch. 05, Myth

In order to be willing to sacrifice themselves for causes that were more merely exercises in futility, a rebel cabal had to see their revolutionary movement in a mythic context.

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Pt. 06, Quest

To motivate a rebel, you have to convince him or her that they were seeking a resolution to injustice, that they would only find it beyond themselves.

It was an endless quest.

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Appendix Pt. 10, Earth; Ch. 07, Revolution

Nearly every revolution had a predictable outcome.
When the revolution succeeded the survivors moved quickly to consolidate their power, setting up new autocratic despots.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06 (a), Rebellion

Appendix Part 11, Continuum

Chapters
01 The Discontent
02 The Dispossessed
03 The Hidden
04 Enemies
05 Murder
06 Revenge
07 Conflict

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Ch. 01, The Discontent

Throughout the million worlds of the Empire and its trillions of people a tiny fraction enjoyed lives of peace and relative security. The majority were discontent.

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Ch. 02, The Dispossessed

Most people had nothing, they accumulated no wealth, received no inheritance, passed nothing to their children. They were wholly owned as citizens of the Empire.

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Ch. 03, The Hidden

Common men and women lived secretive lives, they did not share their resentment with any others, hiding their pain, their fear, hiding even from those closest to them.

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Ch. 04, Enemies

Those who harbored rebellion in the heart had to be conditioned to see everyone else as an enemy, as threat. There was no middle ground. A revolution is a zero-sum game.

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Ch. 05, Murder

In the mind of the revolutionary killing was not murder. It was self-defense. Even the innocent could be killed, it was justified as an attack on the system of oppression.

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Pt. 06, Revenge

Violence generates its own cycle. Revolution is a turning of the wheel. Revenge is sought simply for the principle of it, not to redress the wrong, but to satisfy a need.

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Appendix Pt. 11, Continuum; Ch. 07, Conflict

Revolution is conflict. The rebels must hunger for it, must thrive in it, the desire burning in them with a steady-quiet heat, until the moment comes when they explode.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06 (a), Rebellion

Appendix Part 12, Observer Corps

Chapters
01 Agitators
02 Selectees
03 Malcontents
04 Corruptible
05 Hedonism
06 Principles
07 Allies

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 01, Agitators

Continuum sought to manage the revolutionaries. It knew them, each and every one from its contact with their consciousness.

Agitating influences were rooted out.

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 02, Selectees

From among the disquieted, the Continuum selected members for missionary work in the Observer Corps, most were eager for an opportunity to live in the flesh again.

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 03, Malcontents

Removing the malcontents from the membership of the Collective allowed the Continuum greater controls, keeping them passive and calm. It was a means of control.

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 04, Corruptible

Observers were selected based on their disposition to be discontent and for their inclination toward corruptibility. The Continuum wanted despots in the Empire.

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 05, Hedonism

The thrill seekers, the pleasure principals, they had always been and they would remain the key to controlling people, both to instigate and to undermine rebellion.

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 06, Principles

The rebellious had to believe in their ideals and want to see their fulfillment more than their own desire. There was nothing easier to manipulate than idealism.

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Appendix Pt. 12, Observer Corps; Ch. 07, Allies

Rebels need allies for rebellions to succeed, they need active and passive support, both sympathizers and opportunists.

Revolution will not take place without them.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06 (a), Rebellion
Appendix Part 13, Collective

Chapters
01 The Trillion
02 The Majority
03 The Sleepers
04 The Sequestered
05 The Agitators
06 The Enemy
07 The Death Seekers

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective; Ch. 01, The Trillion

The Collective was comprised of a trillion persons, distinct identities, each of which ruled their own personal–private domain. They were despotic, every last one.

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective; Ch. 02, The Majority

Most of the members of the collective thought nothing of their role as consumers of pain, and suffering. They were enthralled by the vicarious experience of living.

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective; Ch. 03, The Sleepers

There were millions of sleepers, they were a tiny majority of the Collective but their numbers were great, persons who were unsatisfied with being and disconnected.

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective; Ch. 04, The Sequestered

Some of the membership sought death, they wanted it but there was no death for them. They opted for sequestration, a full separation of self from the Continuum.

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective, Ch. 05, The Agitated

There were contentious elements within the Collective, members the Continuum could not control. They wanted more than the Collective had to offer, they wanted life.

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective; Pt. 06, The Enemy

The Continuum controlled everything, as such the Continuum was universally loathed by all of those with revolutionary leanings. The Continuum was the enemy, the Devil.

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Appendix Pt. 13, Collective; Ch. 07, The Death Seekers

Among the rebellious Observers there was a subset of revolutionary whose only intention was death. They were intent on the destruction of the entire apparatus.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 06 (a), Rebellion
Appendix Part 14, Conspiracy

Chapters
01 Unease
02 Disturbance
03 Foment
04 Commitment
05 Cabal
06 Column
07 Sacrifice

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy; Ch. 01, Unease

Observers who desired change were necessarily uneasy. Not only did they fear discovery for their own part, they feared that any other Observer who knew would betray them.

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy, Ch. 02, Disturbance

The rebellious were disturbing, which is why they were removed from the Collective, sent to be Observers, excised like cancer by the Continuum.

They were trouble.

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy; Ch. 03, Foment

They could not foment revolution against the Continuum directly, instead they worked against the Empire, which the Collective fed on, like a parasite feeding on its host.

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy; Ch. 04, Commitment

A revolution requires an absolute commitment from the rebels whose desire it is to bring about the change; to kill or be killed, to risk everything to destroy it all.

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy; Ch. 05, Cabal

Rebels found each other, communicating with the most subtle of signals, pushing messages slowly, over time, establishing lines of communication that joined them together.

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy; Pt. 06, Column

They were thin cabals made from loose associations, sympathizers tightening together for security and concerted action, to become revolutionary columns supporting worlds.

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Appendix Pt. 14, Conspiracy; Ch. 07, Sacrifice

The revolution could not survive without sacrifice the rebel Observers understood this, they sacrificed each other with great regularity, occasionally even themselves.

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Emergence: Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part One, Collected Parts 01 – 07

Emergence: Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part One, Collected Parts 01 – 07

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Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part One, Secrets

Collected Chapters
01 Fantasy
02 Planning
03 Intention
04 Testing
05 Proof
06 Action
07 Hidden

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 01, Fantasy

Jim did not require the Continuum, and its vast technologies to aid him in the creation of his fantasy world. He did not need it because his world was one of simple idealism.

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 02, Planning

Jim studied, he planned. He understood that he needed to use the strengths of the Continuum against it, its technology and then its weakness, its appetites and curiosity.

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 03, Intention

He set his mind on a goal, the complete destruction of the Collective and the Continuum, desiring only to harness it’s technology to liberate the children of the Ancients.

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 04, Testing

Jim tested the scope of the Continuum’s cognitive field, especially the threshold where it encountered the individual member of the Collective, it’s resilience and weakness.

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 05 Proof

He found the vulnerability he was looking for, it was not one thing, but rather the dynamics that were in place for the functioning of the whole.

It was the Continuum itself.

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 06, Action

Jim began to shape plans in his mind and to test them, taking steps to divide his consciousness in ways that were forbidden by the Continuum, violating the compact. He lied.

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Appendix Pt. 01, Secrets; Ch. 07, Hidden

He practiced the art of concealment. He was an adept at it. He hid things from himself, that is how he knew he could keep his secrets from the Continuum.

The veil was thin.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Two, Society

Chapters
01 Guide
02 Counselor
03 Seer
04 Sage
05 Scientist
06 Spymaster
07 Servant

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 01, Guide

Jim took his time. He planted stories in the imagination of the people he lived with, preparing them generation in advance to go to certain places, to fulfil his requirements.

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 02, Counselor

Jim made himself indispensable to queens and emperors, weaving stories into every culture that functioned like auto-hypnosis, his charges could not help but respond to.

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 03, Seer

Jim constructed paradigms for myth, archetypes that he translated across the globe, into every language and every culture, through the imagery in his narrative he formed a way.

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 04, Sage

Jim inserted himself into every mythology. He created a role for the wise man, a man standing apart from the power that organized the social structures; the sage, the prophet.

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 05, Scientist

Jim experimented relentlessly. He was careful not to let his research advance the state of human technology too rapidly. He feared that would lead to his being discovered.

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 06, Spymaster

Jim became adept at all the tools of spy craft. He established secret societies that monitored every aspect of human government, religion and the agents of the Continuum.

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Appendix Pt. 02, Society; Ch. 07, Servant

Jim positioned himself as an administrator, a servant of governments world-wide, as a specialist, a functionary, problem solver as the indispensable man. He was good at it.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 05(a), Jim

Appendix Part 03, Breeding

Chapters
01 Discovery
02 Hypothesis
03 Testing
04 Proof
05 Planning
06 Creating
07 Resolution

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding; Ch. 01, Discovery

Jim discovered something in the human body that affected the consciousness of the human race, finding it first in himself recognizing something different in his thinking.

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding; Ch. 02, Hypothesis

Jim theorized that there was an element enhancing the cognitive process, a nanoparticle that had bonded to the human brain, connecting all people to its magnetic field.

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding; Ch. 03, Testing

Jim used the resources at his command to build a laboratory for his research, hiding it from the Continuum, duplicating his own body and testing his theory on those golems.

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding; Ch. 04, Proof

He found a mutation that captured nanoparticles of magnetite in the cerebral cortex, in concentrations strong to allow for a cognitive connection via Earth’s magnetic field.

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding; Ch. 05, Planning

Jim planned to introduce change into the genetic profile of each tribe at the same time, to monitor the effect and breed the traits he was looking for across generations.

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding; Ch. 06, Creating

Jim created physical markers that would manifest themselves in the characteristic of the gene-pools he wanted to develop. Every tribe had a marker, some more than one.

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Appendix Pt. 03, Breeding, Ch. 07, Resolution

He determined to plumb the limit of his discovery. To do this he sent clones of himself to every population center, connecting them to him through the cynergenic field.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 05(a), Jim

Appendix Part 04, University

Chapters
01 Institution
02 Logic
03 Method
04 Truth
05 Communication
06 Foundation
07 Mission

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Appendix Pt. 04, University; Ch. 01, Institution

Jim established centers of learning among the tribes, the majority of which were pre-literate. Their lives were so fragile, he had to train them to manage calamities.

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Appendix Pt. 04, University; Ch. 02, Logic

There was safety in the vast structure of the schools he founded. Within the great walls of those institutions he formed secret societies to protect and carry out his work.

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Appendix Pt. 04, University; Ch. 03, Method

The human body had developed a reliance on aggression as a survival skill. The colonists had come to rely on swift action to mitigate crisis, that had to be tampered down.

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Appendix Pt. 04, University; Ch. 04, Truth

Jim had to be careful in how the qualities he was engineering manifested themselves in the population. They had to be kept in tension, isolated, and guarded from exposure.

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Appendix Pt. 04, University; Ch. 05 Communication

Jim began to peel back the barrier separating one human consciousness from others, he learned to manage their confusion. Madness and insanity followed his subjects.

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Appendix Pt. 04, University; Ch. 06, Foundation

Jim was happy with the reaction he received from his subjects. They were alive, aware. He established different paradigms in varied groups for how to manage the gifts.

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Appendix Pt. 04, University, Ch. 07, Mission

Jim was happy, for the first time he could remember. He was filled with a sense of purpose and moving toward the completion of his mission. He was looking for resolution.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 05(a), Jim

Appendix Part 06, Approach

Chapters
01 Observing
02 Identifying
03 Testing
04 Verifying
05 Validating
06 Counseling
07 Controlling

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Ch. 01, Spinning

Jim could not be everywhere and the human population grew fast.

He used his agency to establish surveillance networks around the world, cultivating spies in everywhere.

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Ch. 02 The Web

The web of spies served their own communities, the people to whom they had allegiances, for the most part. Though at the highest levels they shared and cooperated together.

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Ch. 03, Cloak

Jim orchestrated the development of his international organization, personally managing the traditions that would allow it to progress, pulling the cloak of secrecy over it.

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Ch. 04, Secrets

Jim exercised his ability to keep secrets. It was vital to his mission. He learned to keep secrets, even from himself, augmenting those abilities through his institutions.

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Ch. 05, Language

Through international networks Jim kept alive many ancient languages that shaped disparate groups of their essential unity, hiding secret codes in the prevailing tongues.

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Pt. 06, State

Jim used his networks to form political states, and to destroy them when he found it necessary. His was the unseen hand behind the powers of the world, he was the whisperer.

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Appendix Pt. 05, Spymaster; Ch. 07, Nation

As time progressed he formed states into nations, great powers that revolved around ministries he kept secretive and in the dark. He was the silent power behind all powers.

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Emergence: A Novel on Twitter
Section 05(a), Jim

Appendix Part 07, Kathy

Chapters
01 Heritage
02 Parentage
03 Unexpected
04 Confirmation
05 Miraculous
06 Surprise
07 Gift

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Ch. 01, Observing

Jim allowed his replicas to carry out the work of organizing a global network of spies and educators, devoting his attention to observing the mutation of the human stock.

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Ch. 02, Identifying

Jim built systems into the social fabric, systems of reporting that allowed him to identify those people who carried the genetic structures he was looking, to build on.

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Ch. 03, Testing

He tested his population in hospitals and asylums, in university laboratories and in prison. He tested candidates in the military. He bred them and experimented on them.

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Ch. 04, Verifying

Year after year he verified his work, the strengthening and enhancement of the endowment he was building into the genetic profile of human beings, moving toward his goal.

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Ch. 05, Validating

He had long since validated his hypothesis concerning Earth’s cynergenic field. Through his breeding program he validated his theory on how the field could be accessed.

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Pt. 06, Counselling

When Jim discovered the family he surmised would produce the offspring he had been looking for, he inserted himself into their life as a counselor. He manipulated them.

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Appendix Pt. 06, Approach; Ch. 07, Controlling

Jim found Kathy. She was the thing that he had been searching for, she was his Holy Grail, the sacred vessel that would carry his ambitions. He took possession of her.

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Section 05(a), Jim

Appendix Part 07, Kathy

Chapters
01 Heritage
02 Parentage
03 Unexpected
04 Confirmation
05 Miraculous
06 Surprise
07 Gift

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Ch. 01, Heritage

When he found Kathy and tested her skills he also set out on a detailed examination of her family tree, mapping each contact with it through the millennia. She was the one.

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Ch. 02, Parentage

Kathy’s parents had been among his subjects.
Jim was slightly involved in their upbringing, and had arranged their union. They were docile, kind people, but unexceptional.

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Ch. 03, Unexpected

Kathy’s parents were not in Jim’s main line of research. He only went to them after hearing word that their daughter had shown interesting abilities.
She was phenomenal.

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Ch. 04, Confirmation

Jim sent proxies to her, engaging the full scope of his intelligence and security apparatus to protect her.
They conducted cognitive tests to confirm what he suspected.

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Ch. 05, Miraculous

Kathy was miraculous. She was genuinely psychic, with the tell-tale signs of mental gifts that would aid her in her development, that would prevent her from going insane.

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Pt. 06, Surprise

Jim was surprised to discover the range of the ability, carefully balanced in the small-child. She had access to her genetic memory and full immersion with the nous-sphere.

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Appendix Pt. 07, Kathy; Ch. 07, Gift

Jim looked on Kathy as a gift.

She had arrived before her time, and in the hour of his need. She would serve as the conduit that would save humanity and destroy the Continuum.

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-one, Tradition; Chapter Four, Classism

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A Novel – In One Page per Day
Day 298, Thursday
October 25th, 2018

Chapter Four: Classism

The imperial system was held together by class, rank and ancestry.

Only the outcaste was free from it, and while they were free from the oppressive weight of the conforming belief systems, they were absolutely without rights, without representation in government or standing before the courts.

Nearly every citizen clung to their place with vicious determination.

They knew they were constantly under watch, scrutinized from the moment they stepped out the door of their dorm, their home or their apartment, they were under constant observation.

Most of them suspected, but few of them knew the extent to which their private lives were monitored too.

There was no privacy.

There were few limits to what a person would risk, merely to advance a step or two in rank.

Inasmuch as every person was inextricably bound to the system of rank, everyone longed for a release from it.

They were conditioned to see release only through advancement and forward motion, through reincarnation, and countless lifetimes of struggle.

That is what the cult taught them, to always look ahead, to see themselves as one day filling the role of village chief, of captain, of high priest, of abba; to hope that thy could advance so far that they and theirs would ultimately occupy the highest place of all, to ascend the steps to the curial throne and be welcomed into the Continuum, merge with the divine Collective, find peace, to ultimately become the god of their own private world.

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