What Does A Work Of Fiction From 1962 Tell Us About War Today In 2022?

by Travis Mateer

A war to determine the future order of the globe? Is that what’s happening? If you believe mouthpieces of the US Government, then that is what was tactically admitted this week when State Department spokesman, Ned Price, said this (emphasis mine):

China has given “tacit approval” for Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest invasion of Ukraine, in the judgment of U.S. officials, as part of a joint effort to undermine the institutions that American and allied leaders established to minimize conflict in the decades following World War II.

“Russia and the PRC also want a world order,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Wednesday. “But this is an order that is and would be profoundly illiberal. … It is an order that is, in many ways, destructive rather than additive.”

Moving back from 2022 to 1990, here is George H.W. Bush discussing what today will get you branded a CONSPIRACY THEORIST!

A hundred generations have searched for this elusive path to peace, while a thousand wars raged across the span of human endeavor. Today that new world is struggling to be born, a world quite different from the one we’ve known. A world where the rule of law supplants the rule of the jungle. A world in which nations recognize the shared responsibility for freedom and justice. A world where the strong respect the rights of the weak. This is the vision that I shared with President Gorbachev in Helsinki. He and other leaders from Europe, the Gulf, and around the world understand that how we manage this crisis today could shape the future for generations to come.

The test we face is great, and so are the stakes. This is the first assault on the new world that we seek, the first test of our mettle. Had we not responded to this first provocation with clarity of purpose, if we do not continue to demonstrate our determination, it would be a signal to actual and potential despots around the world. America and the world must defend common vital interests — and we will. America and the world must support the rule of law — and we will. America and the world must stand up to aggression — and we will. And one thing more: In the pursuit of these goals, America will not be intimidated.

There is a big assumption inherent in this two quotes spanning three decades that is never questioned by the populations of geopolitical superpowers, and that is this: the opposition between leaders of nations that results in war is a real, authentic opposition that aligns the lethal actions of the state (war) with the actual intentions of “leaders” like Putin.

In the future world created by Anthony Burgess in his novel, The Wanting Seed, one of the assumptions the speaker of the narrative grapples with is the assumption that the earth is experiencing overpopulation and that it’s a crisis worthy of extreme policies.

Here’s one scene that jumped out at me as I flipped through the pages. It’s a conversation between a man and a woman having an affair. The man, a political figure, has to conceal his heterosexual affair because it would destroy the homosexual identity he has cultivated in order to gain political advantage in this fictional future world.

Where the scene picks up, the word DICHOTOMY has just been introduced by the man.

‘What about –‘ she yawned ‘–the human whatever-it-is?’

‘The division. Contradictions. Instincts tell us one thing and reason tells us another. That could be tragic if we allowed it to be. But it’s better to see it as comic. We were right,’ he said elliptically, ‘to throw God out and install Mr. Livedog in his place. God’s a tragic concept.’

Further on, he continues.

‘It’s the old story. Liberalism prevails, and liberalism means laxness. We leave it to education and propaganda and free contraceptives, abortion clinics and condolences. We encourage non-productive forms of sexual activity. We like to kid ourselves that people are good enough and wise enough to be aware of their responsibilities. But what happens? There was a case, only a few weeks ago, of a couple in Western Province who’d had six children. Six. I ask you. And all alive, too. A very old-fashioned couple–God-followers. They talked about fulfilling God’s will and all that nonsense. One of our officials had a word with them, tried to make them see sense. Imagine–eight bodies in a flat smaller than this. But they wouldn’t see sense. Apparently they had a copy of the Bible–Dognose where they’d got it from. Have you ever seen one of those?’

The horror over this flagrant disregard for the policies that limit procreation imposed on dirty, breeding humans for their own good by the enlightened authorities leads, inevitably, to this realization near the end of the narrative.

‘What,’ said Tristram, persistent, ‘is the point of posting sentries? There’s no enemy over there. The whole thing’s a fake. Very shortly this trench will blow up and the blowing-up will be done by remote control, by some bloody big spider sitting at base. Don’t you see? This is the new way, the modern way, of dealing with excess population. The noises are fakes. The flashes are fakes. Where’s our artillery? Did you see any artillery behind the lines? Of course you didn’t. Have you seen any shells or shrapnel? Stick your head over the parapet and what do you think will happen?’ Tristram clambered up some bags filled with earth, a neat pattern, obviously bricklayers’ work, and looked out. He saw, momentarily lighted by a firework, a flat stretch of country with a distant vista of trees, hills beyond. ‘There,’ he said, stepping down.

In Ukraine, the president, who first pretended to be president as an actor on TV, is now supposedly REALLY the president, and he’s asking the citizens to turn their vodka bottles into little bombs and grab their shotguns to fight Russians.

I don’t have time for that, and I won’t be writing about what Russian gangsters and American gangsters have to say about the world they seek to dominate and control. Fuck ’em both, is what I say, while at the same time I also suggest OILING UP THAT SHOTGUN!

But not to fight Russians.

No, the tools that shoot projectiles out metal barrels at high rates of speed are going to be necessary in order to protect oneself from the DISORDER that cyclically comes before these high-functioning sociopaths impose their NEW WORLD ORDER, which is really just whatever degree of control we let them get away with.

Thanks for reading, and get ready for MUCH more, because Zoom Town is a cornucopia of corruption.

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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