σύνοψις

What I’m doing is weird. There’s no getting around that fact. I already know what you’ll think because I’ve already thought it, too. The moment this idea came to me is the moment my life got tangled in a nightmare. My freedom, my future, depend on my ability to explain what’s happening. At last count, it takes 1194 words to explain. But I can manage in a few sentences if you can think in abstract.

The story of ‘war on War’ is both fiction and nonfiction, connected by a metaphor that shows how humanity reflects the conflict to decide existence, the battle between forces of ‘something’ and ‘nothing’.

For fantasy and entertainment to explain the nonfiction, the real goal, you only need to see how ‘nothing’ uses humanity to achieve its purpose: as ignorance (knowing nothing), as greed (wanting others to have nothing), and as hate (wanting others to be nothing).

War is what embodies our worst hate, greed and ignorance as one. Why don’t we have the same thing for the knowledge, unity and love of humanity? What ideas are better suited to bring people together?

To make war on War is to understand what’s missing and to create something to fill that void. You just follow the metaphor for instructions what to build. Knowledge, understanding is the foundation for unity and love as much as ignorance is the reason for hate and greed. And the body for the world’s unity, the place for the loving side of humanity, already exists in the people, the groups who learn and grow knowledge itself.

The ‘liberation of knowledge’ is the nonfiction version of the ‘war on War’. To explain what it is and the problem it solves, just explain how building this commonwealth of knowledge exposes who’s in the way. Democorporation is the people’s corporation because it unites our world’s experts, our institutions & research, our universities & education, so we have an organization appropriate to this mess of a world and the crisis of its future. When groups are not allowed to help, whether public or private, they expose the politicians and the rich who exploit knowledge to the detriment of all others.

For everyone else, the first project for Democorporation is a safe and secure social network to unite humanity for war on War. Interepublic is the online republic because the different groups involved all vote: the people, public & anonymous, the volunteers & donors, the workers & investors, combined as the democracy of Democorporation to build the future we want.

Interepublic itself makes an online record of everyone who helped the war on War, when and how, so the future knows everyone who doesn’t. They’ll be able to figure out the ignorant, greedy, hateful people who took sides against them just by the way we use the internet. There’s a lot the future could do with that information, politically, economically, symbolically. But that’s up to them, as for us, we have fantasy entertainment to illustrate future consequences in the way everyone understands. In this story future technology reaches back in time, it takes every person at the moment of their death, and gives them something after life.

The Future Retaliation only has a single chapter because I won’t write a second one myself – I didn’t want to do the first one. Isn’t it enough to say people who fight for the future deserve the future they dream of? So the ones who fight against the future, who fight to keep war in this world, also get the afterlife they deserve: the world of never-ending war, an endless life of infinite deaths. And now that you followed this super uncomfortable thought process to its conclusion, you’re kinda trapped there with me, aren’t you?

601 words and counting…

The war on War is literally a search for love from the world, it grew more elaborate the more I grew without the love, the support a person needs – especially to pull off something like this. And I only mention it to explain why I don’t want to do this. This irony is what traps me. It’s been so long, I’ve built an arsenal of ideas for war on War while waiting to find the people to use them. No one should begin this kind of thing alone, no one person has the right – I made war on War, but you declare it. Getting around that trap, all I can do is offer this synopsis.

While the last few years have made it easier to prove there is something deeply wrong with the world, now I’m drowning in negativity, too, disappointment, disgust, fury. I hesitate to ask for help because dealing with the internet will probably only make it worse. I’m afraid I lost faith in people. Now I’m my own worst obstacle, I’m afraid of myself – I’m fighting myself to do this. And with an opponent like that my only option is to depend on the support and kindness of strangers – what better metaphor is there for finding the love of the world?