The nature of government explained.

The nature of government as explained in The Lords Of War,  from Mole Rats of Mars, The Complete Collection

“The point that it stops working smoothly is when there are too many people for them to all know each other personally.  People become alienated, estranged from one another.  In order to cooperate they need an external agency.  The big problem is that general agreement is no longer possible.  Each of us have different ideas and learn different things at different times in our lives.  The state came about as a system to impose agreement.  Authority becomes a substitute for thought.  That is the origin of religion and later of ideology.

“The people in charge of the Cadre understand this and are working to impose the same ancient model wrapped in a new modern package.  The party line, the final authority, is imposed.  Thinking freely is forbidden.  Disagreement is punished.  The authoritarian model is ideal for a military command structure.  The central planners, the leaders, are the only ones permitted to think, and even they are only permitted to think and act within the limits of the ideology.

“The central conflict in any society where the population becomes too large will always devolve into a conflict between individual freedom and external authority.  The central drive and purpose of our revolution is to create a new balance where individual freedom is greater and central external authority is as weak as possible.

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From my new forthcoming novel, The Halfling

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The Mole Rat stories have been compiled into one e-book!

Mole Rats Of Mars, The Complete Collection

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What is The CFR Collusion?

The CFR Collusion is an original Science Fiction novel published in serial form. The author envisions a futuristic dystopian world a century from the present. This vision is based on popular conceptions of current events projected into a future that goes horribly wrong. Huge mega corporations monopolize industry, manipulated by The Agency, the sinister shadow power behind the Council on Foreign Relation’s global system, The Fusion. It is a world, which has achieved the ideal of the CFR’s early twentieth century founders, a world free of war and contending nations, but things begin to go horribly wrong with the establishment of a global Eugenics Commission. That, and the introduction of direct brain to computer interface threaten universal enslavement. A revolutionary underground is formed to oppose the corporatist establishment, but there is a new threat from beyond Earth…

In the CFR Collusion I take a look into a future where humanity has recovered from a disastrous economic calamity, wars, and plagues resulting in the depopulation of the planet by 90%.  A world government has taken charge, manipulating a vast system of mega-corporations and nominally autonomous city-states. The controlling ideology is that population growth must be restricted at all costs and that the best way to improve the human condition in the long term is though selective breeding imposed by the World Health Organization under the agency of the Eugenics Commission resulting in almost unimaginable corruption creating a new slave trade in un-authorized people, who officially have no right to exist.

Under the rule of the Fusion the CFR has assumed the mantle of the defunct United Nations, which disbanded as the nation states disintegrated.  The Fusion is an imperial system with the CFR as the equivalent of the Roman Senate.  There is no traditional effort to impose a system of law and taxation.  Instead the nominally independent city-states of Earth exist as hosts for mega-corporations or playgrounds for the super rich.  Political policy derives from Mandates imposed by the CFR.  The Peace Keeper forces are the official enforcement mechanism supplemented by private contractors all under the clandestine control of the Agency with its own “assets”.  Headquartered in Manhattan Free State after the fall of the District of Columbia, the former CIA exits independently of the CFR.  Overlapping membership in the Agency and the CFR make it impossible to know who is really in power.  The only competition to the Agency is the Home Office headquartered in the City of London Free State.  The Home Office controls the Eugenics Commission.  The mission of the Agency is to maintain political control.  The mission of the Eugenics Commision is to maintain control of the population.  The nominally independent mega corporations control the “commanding heights” of the political economy.  Only independently wealthy individuals can exist in any condition of personal independence but most are creatures of the establishment oligarchy.

The story begins with the rebellion of one of the super rich, the Estate Holder in the insignificant state, South Carolina, and his free employees, his forest Rangers.  Those who refuse to participate or fail to qualify under the regime of the Eugenics Commission are known as Naturals.  They have organized a Natural Rights Movement with the Estate Holder as their defacto revolutionary leader.  This is the story of the struggle of the key leaders and their friends against an almost unimaginably corrupt system.

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Your Head Goes Pop, Kindle Edition

This is the culmination of Bill Fargo’s life story.  The threads of his life are brought together with an exciting surprise ending.  Bill Fargo’s saga combines science fiction, fantasy, action adventure, with space opera romance.

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Martian Prophet, a Mole Rat Perspective, Kindle Edition

Part of a group of related stories following The CFR Collusion featuring the same cast of characters, previously in Don’t Mind Me, Bridget, Bill Fargo’s life partner and partner in adventure, accidentally establishes a psychic bond with a young Galaxian.  The situation must be set right for him to reach his full potential as a super being. Bill Fargo’s saga combines science fiction, fantasy, action adventure, with space opera romance.

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The Planet of the Insectoids, XJ13-3711/5, Kindle Edition

Part of a group of related short stories. Another of the continuing adventures of the familiar characters from the CFR Collusion. Bill Fargo and his intrepid crew are sent on a rescue mission to a strange world, but is it too late? Bill Fargo’s saga combines science fiction, fantasy, action adventure, with space opera romance.

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