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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Emergence 2.0 - Section Six (a), Rebellion; Appendix Part Ten, Earth, Collected Chapters

Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Friday, December 28th, 2018

Chapter One: Archetype

To foment revolution is to cultivate a thing, to do it successfully you must play on narrative with ritual, symbol and myth.

Revolution requires people to see themselves as heroic archetypes, no matter how insignificant their role in the revolution is, they must see it as a quest and themselves as the agents of change.  

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Saturday, December 29th, 2018

Chapter Two: Symbol

A rebellion needs both a hero and villain, an object of hope and an object of wrath.

The symbols of rebellion are dualistic, binary configurations with a zero-sum resolution.  

The motivating force is for justice, triumph of righteousness, the elimination of despotism and the eradication of tyranny.

There could be no compromise, victory is absolute.

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Sunday, December 30th, 2018

Chapter Three: Narrative

Rebellion does not spread by the experience of injustice, whether from the direct experience of the victim or from the experiences of witnesses. Rebellion spreads by the narrative that is related, the stories we tell of those experiences.

Narrative must be rooted in truth, but must be told with flourish, generating empathy among the listeners.

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Monday, December 31st, 2018

Chapter Four: Ritual

Rituals shaped the entire context of a person’s life. Both the patriot and the rebel shared the same songs, the same history, they shared the same stories, stories which pointed them to different ends.

Heroes were interchangeable with villains, and with the proper ritual any crime could be forgiven and any character could be redeemed.

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Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

Chapter Five: Myth

To be willing to sacrifice themselves for causes that were merely exercises in futility, the rebels had to be able to see their revolutionary movements in a mythic context.

They had to see themselves, their lives and deaths as part of a greater narrative, a thing beyond themselves that they valued more than their lives.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

Chapter Six: Quest

To motivate the people they had to be convinced that they are seeking a resolution to the injustices they face, a resolution that they will never experience for themselves. They have to believe they will find the object of their hope beyond themselves.

 The quest will never end, they hve to be satisfied with this.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

Chapter Seven: Revolution

Every revolution has a predictable outcome, if the revolutionaries succeeded the survivors moved quickly to consolidate their power, setting themselves up as the new overlords and quashing dissent.

They became the despots and the tyranny continues.

Sometimes this happens within a single generation, other times it takes two or three, but the transformation is inevitable.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Six (a), Rebellion

Appendix Part Ten, Earth

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

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