A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Sunday, February 24th, 2019
Chapter Three: Method
There were a myriad of concerns to manage in the detailed work of engineering the living-vessel he needed to deliver the crippling blow to the continuum.
The human body had developed a reliance on aggression as a survival skill, but raw power would not be enough to dislodge the Continuum from its control of the HomeWorld and all of the systems of the Central Planet.
He need to create doubt and fear, he needed the Continuum to turn its eye inward, and collapse on itself. This required that the entire field of consciousness belonging to the Collective do the same thing.
The colonists who had come to populate Earth had come to rely on swift action for the mitigation of crisis, this had to be tamped down to ensure the survival of the tribes, to keep them from tearing one another apart. They had a proclivity for war that was driven by fear, by worry over the allocation of limited resources in a time of great scarcity.
Jim needed the power and dynamism of the aggressive impulses and drives which the Ancient People had bred for, unintentionally, on their ages-long trek across the galaxy, but he needed this to be modulated by conscientiousness, and bent toward the most supernal values.
Jim conditioned altruism into the social mythological norms of consciousness he propagated.
He utilized the most subtle tools of neuro-linguistic programming to establish defaults in his human subjects, serving as capacitators, allowing great rage to be channeled into protectiveness, and for the individual to instinctively risk their own self for the sake of the whole which they represented.
These fail safes followed the religious programming of the Imperial Cult in many of its dictates.
Jim’s efforts in this regard were seen as a form of preparation for the coming of the Empire, and so it did not raise suspicion with the Continuum.
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