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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Emergence 3.0 - Section Five (a), Jim; Appendix Part Five, Spymaster; Chapter Six, State


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Chapter Six: State

Jim layered into the consciousness of the living weapon he was forming an implicit acceptance of cyclical nature of revolution, the rise and fall of governments. The individual that emerged from his work would have to be able to see the destruction that he or she was wrecking on the Collective in a contextual structure that seemed natural.

Jim utilized his network of spies to form political states, to build Empires and dynasties, turning slaves in to royalty, making great armies out of herdsmen and nomads or bandits into Kings, only to tear them down at the apex of their power, as if in a natural cycle of growth, death, and rebirth.

This satisfied his ambition, and it satisfied the hunger of the Collective as well.

His was the unseen hand behind the powers and principalities, he was the invisible whisperer that conditioned the policies of the most powerful people in the world. He would point and they would go, taking credit for the movement to themselves, never realizing the deep influence they were subjected to.

The rulers of Earth never fully suspected how they were being manipulated.

He exercised his power in a variety of ways, overtly and covertly, with stealth and might.

He was a strategist, and none of the tools of statecraft were out of reach for him: gold, sex, power, fear, he employed them like an artist would his brush, or a sculptor his chisel and hammer.

The actors on the stage rarely knew what was happening in the grand scheme of things. He guided them with the lightest of touches, planting seeds inside their heads when they were children, reaping the fruit he had sewn when it was ripe.

Everything was cultivated and he was the master planter, the invisible gardener tending to everything that grew within his sight.

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