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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Emergence 3.0 - Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-one, Tradition; Chapter Four, Classism


Emergence 3.0
A Novel – In One Page per Day
Day 298, Thursday
October 25th, 2018

Chapter Four: Classism

The imperial system was held together by class, rank and ancestry.

Only the outcaste was free from it, and while they were free from the oppressive weight of the conforming belief systems, they were absolutely without rights, without representation in government or standing before the courts.

Nearly every citizen clung to their place with vicious determination.

They knew they were constantly under watch, scrutinized from the moment they stepped out the door of their dorm, their home or their apartment, they were under constant observation.

Most of them suspected, but few of them knew the extent to which their private lives were monitored too.

There was no privacy.

There were few limits to what a person would risk, merely to advance a step or two in rank.

Inasmuch as every person was inextricably bound to the system of rank, everyone longed for a release from it.

They were conditioned to see release only through advancement and forward motion, through reincarnation, and countless lifetimes of struggle.

That is what the cult taught them, to always look ahead, to see themselves as one day filling the role of village chief, of captain, of high priest, of abba; to hope that thy could advance so far that they and theirs would ultimately occupy the highest place of all, to ascend the steps to the curial throne and be welcomed into the Continuum, merge with the divine Collective, find peace, to ultimately become the god of their own private world.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Emergence, In Fifty-five Words - Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-one, Tradition, Collected Chapters



Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 295, October 22nd, 2017

Chapter One: Story

The stages of his life symbolized the faith of every citizen, and the fears of those in the ruling class.

A million worlds followed him, put their hopes in him.

He was a demi-god; myths regarding his origins circulated among the people.

During his long life, whole generations had been born and died adoring him.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 296, October 23rd, 2017

Chapter Two: Pietas

The perception of holiness mattered more than the reality.

The most important thing to the hierarchy is what people believed about the priesthood.

Image is everything; rhetoric not logic, not truth, rhetoric was the measure of the day.

Given the powers belonging to the priesthood, it was a relatively easy task to deceive the masses.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 297, October 24th, 2017

Chapter Three: Custom

In the rituals of the priesthood every gesture was important.

The complex movements reenacted a narrative, reinforcing a story that encompassed the history of the Empire, and its million worlds.

The group participation in those rituals, led by the priests, sent waves rippling through the lives of the faithful, binding them together in concentric rings.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 298, October 25th, 2017

Chapter Four: Classism

The imperial system was held together by class, rank, and ancestry.

Nearly every citizen clung to their place with vicious determination.

There were few limits to what a person would risk merely to advance a step or two in rank. In as much as they were inextricably bound to it, everyone longed for a release.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 299, October 26th, 2017

Chapter Five: Socialism

The immediate goals for the ordinary citizen was advancement.

Everyone believed that freedom was waiting for them. Independence was just a few paces away.

They wanted to live autonomously, free from the responsibilities of their station.

Autonomy was an illusion, private property, self-direction; all lies.

In truth, everything and everyone was owned by the state.

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A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 300, October 27th, 2017

Chapter Six: Globalism

It was possible for an individual to be at peace in the Empire, millions of citizens were.

To be at peace in the Empire a person merely had to accept the view that their happiness was an integral part of the whole.

Individual happiness did not matter, what mattered was the happiness of the Collective.

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Emergence 2.0
A Novel – In 55 Words a Day
Day 301, October 28th, 2017

Chapter Seven: Universalism

Every person desired to see their lives as meaningful. Even those whose station in life was fixed in drudgery.

Every vestige of the rites enforced by the Imperial cult conditioned them to believe that individual fulfillment came through the chain of being, a series of incarnations in which each person experienced life at every station.

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Emergence 2.0:
Section Six, The Empire

Part Forty-one, Tradition

Collected Chapters
01 Story
02 Pietas
03 Custom
04 Classism
05 Socialism
06 Globalism
07 Universalism

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Emergence: Section Six, The Empire; Part Forty-one, Tradition, Collected Chapters



Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter One: Story
Pt. 41, Ch. 01
His life symbolized the faith of every citizen in the Empire. A million worlds followed him; put their hopes in him.
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Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Two: Pietas
Pt. 41, Ch. 02
The perception of holiness mattered more than its reality. Image is everything, rhetoric was the measure of the day.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Three: Custom
Pt. 41, Ch. 03
For the rituals of the priesthood; every gesture was important, rippling through the lives of the faithful in rings.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Four: Classism  
Pt. 41, Ch. 04
The imperial system was held together by class, rank, ancestry and heredity. Everybody longed for a release from it.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Five: Socialism
Pt. 41, Ch. 05
Autonomy was an illusion; private property, self-direction. In truth, everything and everyone is owned by the state.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Six: Globalism   
Pt. 41, Pt. 06
To be at peace in the Empire a person had to accept the view that their happiness was an integral part of the whole.
#Emergence

Tradition; Part Forty-one,
Chapter Seven: Universalism

Pt. 41, Ch. 07
Individual fulfillment came only through the chain of being; in which each person experienced life at every station.
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Emergence:
Section Six, The Empire
Tradition; Part Forty-one
Collected Chapters
Section 06, The Empire
Part 41, Tradition
Chapters
01 Story
02 Pietas
03 Custom
04 Classism
05 Socialism
06 Globalism
07 Universalism
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#365SciFi
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