Time to Vote – The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion
11.03.2018
Time to Vote

The safety of the world depends on your vote.

Our future as a lawful society depends on your vote.

Justice, and peace and fairness depend on your vote come Tuesday.

Vote as if the image of America that was spoon fed to us as children depended on it.

That image of America was never real, that much I know, it was always a mirage. We have never been the guarantor of safety in the world, the rich and the poor, have never experienced equal treatment under, before the bar of the justice, we have been at war with foreign adversaries, and with each other since our inception, in 1776, peace has eluded us, and as for fairness…ask the First People, ask the descendent of a slave.

America was never great, even though from time to time we have done great things collectively and much more often as individuals.

America could be great if we listen to our better angels, go out on Tuesday and vote to rebuke the orange tyrant, the Fake President occupying the oval office, bringing shame and dishonor on us all.

Vote for safety.

Vote for the rule of law.

Vote for justice and peace and fairness for all.

Observation – November 3rd, 2018, Saturday

Observation

It is the 6th hour of the third day of the eleventh month
There is traffic on the street in the cool November dark
It will be brighter at this hour tomorrow, saving daylight
My kitty does not read a clock, she has one inside her
Tick-tocking with the rapid beat of her kitten’s heart
She is curled up on the couch and I listen to her breathing

Emergence 3.0 – Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-two, Fear; Chapter Six, Perseverance

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 307, Saturday
November 3rd, 2018

Chapter Six: Perseverance

The people were conditioned to defer to authority.

Everyone looked up to those in the higher castes, or to a person of higher rank even within the same caste. They were conditioned to defer to that authority, regardless of how sound its practices and judgements were.

If a person from a higher caste, or of greater rank, ordered you to something against your will, even if it was immoral or illegal, your duty was to obey.

A general would defer to a novice priest.

An old man would defer to a child. even to the point of laying down his life for him, they would voluntarily suffer forms of extreme abuse, torture, even a threat to their family.

The system created great drama.

The people were conditioned, they acquiesced both from fear, and from covetousness, because they wanted those same powers for themselves, and they believed that the path to possessing such power meant submitting in the face of it.

The system destroyed them all.

Crimes could not be concealed, they were always discovered and punished, but only when the moment was right, when it would create the perfect drama for the continuum to orchestrate and pass on to the Collective for its consumption.

A person might be allowed to get away with crime for decades, only to have it all catch up to them at the peak of their ambitions, or in the ultimate depths of their turpitude.

There was no justice.

Everything was artifice.

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