The Last of the Old Order – Editorial, The Week in Review

Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

The Last of the Old Order

I am sad to see George H. W. Bush pass.

He represents a time when the Republican Party still made sense.

I did not agree with him on much, but I voted for him in 1988, I never regretted it.

He had dignity, and that is something we are sorely missing. He had a sense of right and wrong, though I am quite positive his moral compass did not always register as true.

He committed crimes throughout his life of public service; as President, Vice President, and as Director of the CIA.

Every president is called on to do the same, in the case of Presidents like Bush Sr., and Obama, I am relatively certain that their motive was not exclusively a matter of personal gain.

He was an “Eisenhower Republican,” one who believed in public works, one who was engaged in service for the public good.

It seems that for the sake of politics he followed his party into the insanity of the religious right, but it was clear he never bought their diatribe.

I served in the Navy during his time in office. He visited my base in North Carolina, but I never met him. In 1992 I voted against him.

I am certain that Bill Clinton was not any more just or good, but he and his team were the ones to bring us into the 21st Century, a task George Sr. was not up to.

I admire the friendship he struck with the Clintons after they were all out office.

It is an example of how our politics should be, and could be, if we could select politicians who cared more for America, for the common good, and for truth, than they do for themselves, their party, and their ideology.

I am already missing George Bush Sr., the last of the old order; warrior-pilot, diplomat, President.

America was stronger when you left office than it was when you began.
You left it a better place.

Emergence 2.0 – Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Five, Spymaster, Collected Chapters

Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Friday , November 23rd, 2018

Chapter One: Spinning

Jim could not be everywhere. The human population grew quickly.

He used his agency to establish networks around the world.

He cultivated spies, informants, confessors in every tribe. He established them in the ranks of shamen, witch doctors, priests and priestesses. They were his eyes and ears among the people.

They were indispensable to him.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Chapter Two: The Web

Each web of spies served their own community, their tribes were the people to whom they had allegiances, for the most part; though at the highest levels they shared information and cooperated together.

They were indoctrinated into the life through secret societies, everyone was interconnected, and Jim was at the center.

This allowed him freedom.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Chapter Three: Cloak

Jim orchestrated the development of his international organizations, personally managing the traditions that would allow them to progress, pulling the cloak of secrecy over them, and stretching their shadowy tendrils into every facet of human society; The Templars, the Hashishim, the Jesuits, the Illuminati, they all belonged to him, serving his bidding, fulfilling his purpose.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Monday, November 26th, 2018

Chapter Four: Secrets

Jim exercised his ability to keep secrets. It was vital to his mission.

He kept secrets even from himself. He augmented those abilities through his institutions.

He created a copy of himself, with very little to hide, who fulfilled the regular functions of the Observer, and who was responsible for cyclical reporting to the Continuum.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

Chapter Five: Language

Through his international network Jim kept alive many ancient languages that informed disparate groups of their essential unity.

He hid codes within the prevailing tongues.

He could not rely on his machinery alone to help him construct this network, the risk of being hacked by the Continuum was great.

Discovery put the Earth in jeopardy.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Wednesday , November 28th, 2018

Chapter Six: State

Jim utilized his network of spies to form political states, and to tear them down when he found it necessary. His was the unseen hand behind the powers of the world, the invisible whisperer conditioning the policies of the most powerful people in the world, and he exercised his power in a variety of ways.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Thursday , November 29th, 2018

Chapter Seven: Nation

As time progressed he formed states into nations. He wrote the laws that governed the great powers of the world, and he established the ministries those governments revolved around.

He masked his work, keeping it secret from the Continuum, and keeping the human societies in the dark.

He was the silent power behind all powers.

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Emergence: 2.0
Section Five (a), Jim

Appendix Part Five, Spymaster

Collected Chapters
01 Spinning
02 The Web
03 Cloak
04 Secrets
05 Language
06 State
07 Nation

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Emergence 3.0 – Section Seven, War; Part Forty-six, Conflict; Chapter Six, Reaction

Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Day 335, Saturday
December 1st, 2018

Chapter Six: Reaction

There were leaks of information through the intelligence services. No-one serving in the insurrection was there for altruistic reasons.

Everyone was looking for opportunities to advance, and with the destruction of the majority of the Imperial fleet, the reward was immediate. Ranks and social standing were being recalibrated in real time.

The rebels only had to succeed, and then get the temple to ratify their movement.

In the Empire, among its million worlds, the news was devastating to those who were trying to uphold the existing order.

There was widespread mayhem, there was chaos, there were thousands of years of pent up rage being expressed.

The Imperial news sources could not keep a lid on it, every planet was in crisis, and the emergency news traffic was designed to be unfiltered.

As the conflict ensued and reached its boiling point, suddenly the untouchables and outcasts threw their hands in, in one great uncoordinated wave, they were reaching for their freedom and they would not be denied.

On every world the priesthood struggled to make sense of things, but they could not, and they could not appease the masses.

They waivered for a time, and then began to side with the people.

The plebs wanted revolution, they wanted freedom.

Those who could not see the change coming, discovered it in sudden, terrible violence.

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