© 2017 Mikael Carlson

BLOODY MONDAY (MAY 18, 2054)

AMERICA, INC.

CORPORATE PROPAGANDA OFFICIAL TEASER

America, Inc  -  Corporate Propaganda Book Teaser

NEWS OF THE MOVE TOWARDS A UNIFIED GLOBAL CURRENCY WAS NOT RECEIVED WELL BY THE WORLD’S EMPLOYEES. FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER THE COLLAPSE THE MEMORIES OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THOSE TURBULENT TIMES WAS STILL FRESH IN MANY MINDS. ALTHOUGH CORPORATE RULE WAS ACCEPTED BY MOST, THERE WERE GROWING CONCERNS AMONG MANY THAT THEY WERE GETTING TOO MUCH CONTROL. MOST OF THE DISSENT WAS JUST WHISPERS UNTIL A PROMINENT RUSSIAN CLERGYMAN DECIDED TO BREAK THE SILENCE.

 

RELIGION HAS PLAYED A HUGE ROLE IN HUMAN HISTORY. IN THE DARKEST TIMES OF OUR EXISTENCE, PEOPLE HAVE TURNED TO RELIGION TO COMFORT THEM AND PROVIDE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE. THE GLOBAL COLLAPSE WAS NO DIFFERENT. IN THE YEARS SINCE, RELIGION HAS PLAYED AN INTEGRAL ROLE IN HELPING SOCIETY GET BACK ON ITS FEET. HOWEVER AS THE POWER OF CORPORATIONS GREW, SO DID THE APPREHENSION WITHIN THE RANKS OF THE CLERGY.

 

RELIGION IN THE NEW WORLD

IN AMERICA, THE SOLUTION WAS AN EASY ONE – CORPORATE EXECUTIVES BEGAN TO SUBVERT RELIGION BY CONVINCING THE CLERGY OF ALL DENOMINATIONS THAT SERVING A CORPORATION WAS GOD’S WORK AND PLACING THEIR FAITH IN THEM WAS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THEIR FLOCKS. IT HELPED THAT CERTAIN PERKS CAME WITH THEIR SUPPORT THAT WERE TOO LUCRATIVE TO PASS UP. BY THE SUMMER OF 2053, AT THE END OF THE FIRST PIRATE WAR, MOST RELIGIOUS LEADERS WERE FULL-THROATED ADVOCATES OF AMERICA INCORPORATED FROM THEIR PULPITS.

 

THE EXPERIENCE IN OTHER CORPORATIONS WAS NOT SO COOPERATIVE. CORPORATISM AND RELIGIOUS SPIRITUALITY WERE NOT ALWAYS CONGRUENT. AS SUCH, MANY RELIGIOUS LEADERS DECRIED THE CORPORATIONS THAT THEIR CONGREGATIONS SERVED, INCITING UNREST AND UNDERMINING EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP. THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A GLOBAL CURRENCY AND A MEANS TO USE IT, NAMELY VIA A CARD AND THEN A MICROCHIP THAT WAS TO BE INSERTED UNDER THE SKIN, WAS CONCLUSIVE PROOF TO THEM IT WAS THE “MARK OF THE BEAST” AND THAT CORPORATIONS WERE AN INHERENT EVIL THAT WILL BRING ABOUT THE END OF DAYS. TENSIONS BEGAN TO RISE UNTIL REACHING A BOILING POINT, AND IN RUSSIA, THE POT BOILED OVER.

 

SUBVERSION

NO LONGER INTERESTED IN THE STATUS QUO AND SEEING AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADVANCE RELIGION IN THE EYES OF THE RUSSIAN EMPLOYEES, A NOTEWORTHY CLERGYMAN ADVOCATED ARMED REBELLION IN MOSCOW. ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST RELIGIOUS PEOPLES BEFORE THE COLLAPSE, HIS INTENT WAS TO MOBILIZE THEM AGAINST WHAT HE BELIEVED WAS INSTITUTIONALIZED GREED AND CORRUPTION. HEEDING HIS CALL, HIS FOLLOWERS TOOK TO THE STREETS, DEMANDING AN END TO CORPORATE RULE. CORPORATE SECURITY FORCES RESPONDED IN FORCE, AND THE TWO GROUPS COLLIDE IN WHAT WAS ONCE KNOWN AS RED SQUARE.

 

THE MONIKER LIVED UP TO ITS NAME AS SECURITY FORCES WERE PROVOKED INTO OPENING FIRE. LIKE MOST MASSACRES, IT WAS A ONE-SIDED AFFAIR. AS EMPLOYEES TURNED TO FLEE, THEY WERE GUNNED DOWN IN COLD BLOOD. THE MAN WHO INCITED THE SHORT-LIVED INSURRECTION WAS CAPTURED AND SUMMARILY EXECUTED IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE OF WORSHIP. THE RUSSIAN CORPORATION, INSTEAD OF SCRAMBLING TO JUSTIFY OR BURY THEIR ACTIONS, INSTEAD BROADCAST THEM FOR THE WORLD TO SEE.

 

FLASHPOINT

SIMILAR SCENES PLAYED OUT IN OTHER CORPORATIONS AROUND THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WITH A HISTORICALLY DEVOUT POPULATION. THE RESULTS WERE SIMILAR, IF NOT AS BLOODY. ONLY IN CORPORATIONS WITHOUT STRONG RELIGIOUS BELIEFS (I.E UKM) OR IN ONES THAT HAD ALREADY PERSUADED RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO SUPPORT THEM (AME) WAS THE POPULATION SPARED THE VIOLENCE. THE RESPONSE TO THE UNREST WAS AN ANNOUNCEMENT TO THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD THAT CORPORATIONS WERE NOW FIRMLY IN CHARGE AND THAT EVERYONE WAS EXPECTED TO FALL IN LINE. IN THE SPRING OF 2056, A NEW GLOBAL CURRENCY CALLED BYTECOIN, THE SECOND GENERATION OF AN OLD ELECTRONIC CURRENCY CALLED BITCOIN, BEGAN TO BE PHASED IN. THE NEW CURRENCY MEANT THAT BY THE END OF 2056 ALL OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT FOR GOODS AND SERVICES WERE FORBIDDEN. EMPLOYEES OF THE WORLD NOW WERE BEHOLDEN TO THEIR CORPORATE MASTERS NOT JUST FOR EMPLOYMENT AND SECURITY, BUT FOR SURVIVAL. NOT EVERYONE WAS ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THAT PREMISE.

 

 

BYTECOIN: THE NEW GLOBAL CURRENCY