Some Never Learn
America collapses, then the world follows
He carries burning revenge in his soul moving about a world of the not too distant future, governments have failed and people are just trying to survive. He finds himself faced with hard decisions, helping the popular leader or be with the woman he knows he loves. Can he still serve up justice for an old betrayal.
"Had to finish, I laughed and I cried,
good fiction." DLF Reviews
"Touched a nerve, people can really
be stupid." Reviews By Edgar
Chapter One (excerpt)
This is the story from the recounting of John, best known as a Traveler John. A being left to roam amid the ruins of a country destroyed from within by bigotry, greed and triviality. One who has witnessed the horrors of human self-indulgence and gluttony, one who has seen people gather for survival in an attempt to rekindle hope lost under the avalanche of lies, decadence and betrayal. He was the only one in a position to write down the story as it happened because no one else knew the full story, only he can attest to the following facts as they unfolded, the bits of truth that are always lost in the recording of any history of human existence. You can ignore his story and drift off into disillusionment by yourself, but he needed to keep walking or sit down and die.
People of America were being shunned more each passing year, the rest of the world had grown weary of their constant denial of truth. After a series of incompetent and arrogant leaders in Congress and the White House, America had began a twenty-five year period of isolationism. After completion of the walls on the southern and northern borders, began the reclamation era. Imports from China and most of the outer world having been banned, American manufacturing blossomed while technological advancements soared.
Self reliance appeared to work for all the people, but as usual, mostly for the wealthy, still the 99% plodded along in their daily working world to be treated to their one day off per week. Sunday had once again become a day of rest as the Christians ruled the entire United States. Not one store was allowed to be open on Sunday. Other than police and hospitals, the streets were practically deserted unless one was traveling to a friend or relative's house. This all seemed to work well until the rest of the world clamored for the technology coveted by the Americans. This of course led to traitors of the time selling off the products overseas and the wealthy leaking the manufacturing secrets to foreign governments. Despite this inevitable human flaw it could not dent the thousands of advancements made annually. The real reason for the downwards spiral began with the people themselves. They had become so dependent on electronic devices from mandatory chips implanted in every human, dog and cat to the fully "smart homes" they lived inside.
Thinking that corporations were helping them to lead more efficient lives when the reality was not only government interference but just ordinary corporations were seeing inside every home in America. They gathered data regarding what foods where eaten, what internet site and movies and TV programs were being watched, but of course no one would admit it was happening. Thousands of individuals gained knowledge of the sexual habits and perversions that took place on every street in the United States. Anything not considered Christian was met by para-military police agencies bursting into a citizen's home in the middle of the night and taking the occupants away, never to be seen again.
In the so called advanced society it came to be realized that sexual urges could not be denied, so to this end prostitution was made legal in all fifty states. It was severely restricted to special remote locations and the captured citizens guilty of sexual perversions, were given second chances at life by providing these same services to the general public. Those too old to be of use were executed as being part of the war on Christians. The children of these families were sent to Christian schools for re-indoctrination.
American had begun to fail not by the terrorists outside the United States but by the internal terrorists from within her isolated walls. Society had begun its dumb down phase, leaders spend their time enjoying life instead of doing their jobs, it was no surprise at all to the remaining persons of intellect that the collapse was on the horizon.