A Novel – In One Page Per Day
Thursday, March 7th, 2019
Chapter Seven: Nation
Jim pushed and pushed, ever-so-subtly to bring coherence to human government, binding them through language systems, tribal allegiances, and systems of fealty.
As time progressed he allowed for the emergence of Empires, he formed city states into nations, and principalities into kingdoms.
He implemented different governmental systems to stand in tension with one another, hierarchical systems of governance from the top down, which articulated the divine right of the rulers to rule, of the nobility to inherit.
Against these hierarchies, he developed systems of government based on mutuality and common bonds, developed from the implicit understanding that the right to rule stemmed from the consent of the governed.
These were not developments that the Continuum desired, but the drama it produced when civilizations clashed was utterly tantalizing to the Collective.
He wrote the laws that governed the great powers of the world, and he established the ministries which those governments revolved around, relied upon. Within those organizations he planted replicants of himself, and the human cadre of followers who were utterly committed to serving his ideals.
They worked together hand in glove to orchestrate global conflict and its resolution. All in the service of Jim’s mission.
He took extraordinary pains to mask his work, keeping it secret from the Continuum against impossible odds, while keeping the human societies that he manipulated in the dark at one and the same time.
He did not conceal it all, there rumors abounded of secret societies and secret powers, but nothing was ever substantiated, to link the rumors to the reality.
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