© 2017 Mikael Carlson

THE CLEANSE (MARCH 22-23, 2029)

AMERICA, INC.

CORPORATE PROPAGANDA OFFICIAL TEASER

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THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAD SEVERAL NOTORIOUS PERIODS AND EVENTS THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS WOULD BE ASHAMED OF, FROM SLAVERY TO THE TRAIL OF TEARS. THE EVENT KNOWN AS “THE CLENSE” WOULD END UP BEING NO DIFFERENT. FOR ALL THE GREAT THINGS THE NATION ACCOMPLISHED DURING ITS EXISTENCE, THE SAVAGERY OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD BE THE LAST THING IT WOULD BE REMEMBERED FOR. THE CLENSE ITSELF WAS NOT A SPONTANEOUS ERUPTION OF ANGER, BUT A CULMINATION OF LONG SIMMERING FRUSTRATIONS. THE FUSE THAT WAS LIT DECADES EARLIER SLOWLY BURNED TO ITS INEVITABLE END.

THE LAST HURRAH

RACE RELATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES HAD BEEN CONTENTIOUS SINCE LONG BEFORE THE CONSTITUTION CREATING THE NATION WAS RATIFIED. FIFTEEN YEARS INTO THE NEW MILLENNIUM, EVEN WITH AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT LEADING THE COUNTRY FROM THE OVAL OFFICE, TENSIONS CONTINUED TO MOUNT. A SERIES OF POLICE KILLINGS CREATED AN EVERLASTING MISTRUST SEIZED UPON MY MILITANT GROUPS AND PROTESTERS. THE PEOPLE IN A COUNTRY WHOSE MOTTO “E PLURIBUS UNUM” MEANS “OF MANY, ONE” FELT ANYTHING BUT UNITED.

 

AS RACE WARS BREWED, POLITICAL DIVISIONS WITHIN THE COUNTRY BECAME MORE DEFINED. CONGRESS, NO LONGER COMPRISED OF SERIOUS MEN AND WOMEN ENGAGING IN MEANINGFUL DEBATE TO SOLVE THE COUNTRY’S PROBLEMS, EXEMPLIFIED A HOSTILE ATMOSPHERE WHERE COMPROMISE WAS OUT OF THE QUESTION AND DEFILING OPPONENTS THE NEW POLITICAL NORM. POLITICAL DISCOURSE DEVOLVED INTO OBSTRUCTIONISM AND OPPORTUNISM, AND LEFT IN THE COLD WERE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHOSE VOICES WERE DROWNED OUT BY LOBBYISTS, SPECIAL INTERESTS, AND THE POLITICAL ELITE.

 

THE FLAMES WERE FANNED BY A RATINGS-OBSESSED MEDIA WHO LONG AGO LEARNED THAT CONFLICT AND STRIFE MEANT VIEWERSHIP AND ADVERTISING DOLLARS. MEDIA OUTLETS, PRINT, TELEVISION AND INTERNET ALIKE, NO LONGER WERE CONTENT TO REPORT THE NEWS. INSTEAD, THEY TOOK SIDES. LEFT WITHOUT TRUSTWORTHY NEWS SOURCES WITH NO AGENDA TO ADVANCE, THE PEOPLE TUNED OUT AND IGNORANCE GREW. PEOPLE WERE LEFT TO FORM THEIR OWN OPINIONS, OR IN MANY CASES, NOT CARE ENOUGH TO FORM AN OPINION AT ALL.

 

THE LONG FUSE

SOCIETY WAS ALREADY FRAYING BY THE TIME THE GROWING FINANCIAL CRISIS REACHED CRITICAL MASS WITH THE US GOVERNMENT’S DEFAULT ON ITS DEBT AND SUBSEQUENT MARKET CRASH. THE PANIC GRIPPED EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION. FOOTAGE BEAMED IN FROM AROUND THE WORLD SHOWED CHAOS AND A GLOBAL COMMUNITY SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL WITH RIOTS AND UNREST. THE DESPONDENT HAD NO ONE TO TURN TO EXCEPT GOD AND THEIR OWN RAGE AT WHAT THE WORLD WAS BECOMING.

 

THE CLENSE STARTED INNOCENTLY ENOUGH. LEGISLATORS HAD STOPPED RESPONDING TO CONSTITUENT COMPLAINTS AT THEIR OFFICES. THE POLITICIANS ELECTED TO OFFICES ACROSS THE LAND NO LONGER SERVED TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE WHO ELECTED THEM. STUNNED BY THE SEEMINGLY INSURMOUNTABLE TASK OF ECONOMIC RECOVERY, MOST JUST CLOSED THEMSELVES OFF TO THEIR CONSTITUENTS. DISSATISFIED WITH NO LEADERS TO VENT TO, A GROUP FIRST POSTED THE NAMES AND HOME ADDRESSES OF EVERY CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR ON SOCIAL MEDIA. OTHERS FOLLOWED BY DOING THE SAME WITH THEIR STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS. WHILE SUCH INFORMATION IS NOT SECRET, IT BECAME EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND SERVED AS A TARGET OF THE RAGE PEOPLE WERE FEELING.

 

UNEMPLOYED FOR MONTHS WITH NOTHING TO LOSE, GROUP OF MEN IN TEXAS CONFRONTED THEIR CONGRESSMAN OUTSIDE HIS HOME. IN A VIDEO THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING, THE CONGRESSMAN BEGINS TO FEAR FOR HIS LIFE AS THE CROWD OF MEN BECAME HOSTILE AND UNRULY AND SHOOTS AN UNARMED MAN.  THE RESPONSE WAS INSTANTANEOUS. THE CONGRESSMAN IS DISARMED AND IS BEATEN TO DEATH AS HIS WIFE RUSHES TO HIS AID. SEVERAL MINUTES LATER, SHE SUFFERS THE SAME FATE. THE CROWD ENTERS HIS HOUSE AND LOOTS IT BEFORE SETTING FIRE TO IT. WITH NO FIRE DEPARTMENT AVAILABLE TO RESPOND, IT IS REDUCED TO ASHES.

 

A MATCH TO THE POWDER KEG

THE MALICIOUS INCIDENT, INSTEAD OF BEING DECRIED BY A STUN CITIZENRY, WAS REPLICATED AROUND THE COUNTRY. ARMED MOBS SET OUT TO FIND EVERY LEADER THAT HAD FAILED THEM. NOBODY IS SPARED. LEGISLATORS, GOVERNORS, MAYORS, COUNCILMEN… POLITICIANS FROM EVERY LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT ARE DRAGGED FROM THEIR HOMES AND ACCOSTED. THE LUCKY ONES ARE ONLY HOSPITALIZED WITH MAJOR INTERNAL INJURIES. THE MAJORITY ARE MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD.

 

IN RESPONSE, A TERRIFIED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS AIR TRAVEL AND DECLARES MARTIAL LAW IN ALL FIFTY STATES. GROUPS OF OVER FIVE ARE PROHIBITED FROM GATHERING IN PUBLIC AREAS. NEWSPAPERS AND TELEVISION NEWS STATIONS ARE RAIDED AND SHUT DOWN. AS A FINAL MEASURE TO SAFEGUARD SECURITY, THE PRESIDENT FEDERALIZES THE NATIONAL GUARD FROM THE SAFETY OF A FORTIFIED WHITE HOUSE AND PRESSES THEM INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICE. ONLY ONE-THIRD OF THE MEMBERS MUSTER, AND BY UNCONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE ORDER, THE PRESIDENT ORDERS POSSE COMITATUS SUSPENDED AND ACTIVE DUTY TROOPS TO RESTORE ORDER. IT WOULD BE THE LAST ACT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WOULD EVER SIGN.

 

CONSEQUENCES AND REPERCUSSIONS