Episode Three: Special Varieties Of Hell,
from the novel – The Survival Guide For The One Percent
I haven’t been subtle, when I describe this novel as one involving Payback. The survival guide is not for one of us trying to survive the negative impacts of the One Percent, upon our lives. It is about the need for the One Percent surviving their new, and long overdue need to fight for their own survival. Their need to survive includes the punishment that will be inflicted upon them, when they are found, and detained.
This episode introduces new major players in a world created by design, and blunder. This episode also begins to show where the novel is going to take the readers. The first chapter, which you may read fully, within the sample provided, introduces the players that are chasing the creators of the era of The One Percent. The punishments imposed upon them are not only comparable to injuries they inflicted upon others, they are specific to the worst examples others were forced to endure.
If you, as a potential reader, are familiar with the theory of Physics called “Multi-Universe”, you’re not going to have any trouble with any of this novel’s presumptions of reality. If you’re not familiar with it, I would like to recommend a PBS’s Nova programs about The Fabric of the Cosmos . You can watch the entire series on it, or just the one that provides a basic, but terrific explanation of it.
If it is true, and I think they have plenty of evidence that simply can’t be ignored, then we are again having a Hubble Deep Field revelation moment, about our universe. The Hubble Deep Field expanded our understanding of the size of our universe, and showed us it was an amazingly one hundred billion times larger than we previously thought. The Multi-Universe Theory makes the Hubble Deep Field revelation seem small.
I hope you watch the program.
Here is an explanation of the program from the PBS-Nova web site:
“The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface of our everyday experience lies a world we would hardly recognize. It is a startling world far stranger and more wondrous than anyone expected.
Back to the contents of Episode Three, and where its going:
After reading a non-fiction book detailing how our species has inflicted unmerciful, and despotic injury upon countless of us, you may have wondered how we could have let it happen. Some of the worst occurred only within the last hundred years.
You have likely heard to saying: The War To End All Wars. That was the description of WWI, yet only twenty years later, another world war had begun.
If during your contemplation of how these things could happen, you should turn to another old saying: Follow The Money. Hitler had bankers. He also had individuals funding his rise, and his war machine.
Here is a thought I hope you might spend some time considering: Where in the world did Hitler obtain the astronomical quantities of money to fund the Third Reich’s war machine?
Hitler had bankers. He had bankers willing to provide him funds, because they thought he could win. Here is the second problem: The quantities of money required to fund his war grew to be far greater than that sitting within the vaults of all the banks on the planet. Regardless, the funds continued to arrive.
After the Nazis lost the Battle of Britain, and Goering’s Luftwaffe was decimated, Hitler was no longer a good bet. The bankers despaired only briefly. After all, there are other nations involved in the war, and they could be an even better bet. “Nobody is going to care that we have been creating money out of thin air.”, they thought. “They aren’t going to ask too many questions about where the money they need will be coming from.”
Even though they continue today creating astronomically large quantities of funds, and the creation of those funds costs no more than pressing a few buttons on a computer keyboard, they want their illusionary funds returned in a form derived from real labor, and with interest.
These people are my One Percent, as are those that start costly wars. They borrow money from loan sharks operating on a global level, while knowing these unscrupulous despots expect to be paid back. The costs of those wars are so large that repayment may take many generations. The financial cost is minor, when compared with the cost repaid in grief, by those who lost sons, daughters, husbands, and wives.
The twenty-first century has already spent untold trillions on more wars, as well as bailing out the same banks that destroyed the strength of nations. They will all be long dead, before the next several generations are finished repaying the debt.
These are my One Percent.
This novel is about them. It is about well deserved payback. It’s about why they are in need of: “The Survival Guide For The One Percent”.
The punishment awaiting those responsible might provide some degree of solace, for all those that lost personal assets to the merciless financial services industries.
As the old saying goes, Payback is a bitch. My novel provides it.