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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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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