The Children of the Stars

"There are no accidents in the cosmos, all has been earned what is given." - The Arkalkian Legend of the Children of the Stars

The Children of the Stars

by Chris Freely

A Story from the Mendelbrot Universe

There are the children of the worlds.  For them all creation is given.  And for those children their power is absolute for they are given The Choice.  It is around The Choice that all creation moves.

The powers that came before and after sent forth messengers to keep the Balance and The Law and to offer The Choice to those who listen in the worlds.  All that is created must be respected.  This the Law of Life.

But the children of the worlds are made in error so that they may taste the wrath of bitterness.  The children of the worlds are prone to foolishness.  The Spheres bound the children of the worlds to the fate of the Goddesses and the Gods by the will of the One Goddess and the One God.  This is known as the Master Plan.  

Yet the children of the worlds have desires, and it is by these desires that they are undone.  But still they will have them for Passion cannot be diminished by the warnings of the ancients.  Indeed, Passion binds the cosmos and so none can deny it's power.

There are no accidents in the cosmos, all has been earned what is given.  This is the Law of Karma.  All those who fight this Law are called the Anti-Karmists.  Vast are they in number and Karma is an inconvenience to them.  But not so for the Archons.

The Archons birth the children of the stars from their thoughts and dreams.  And the Archons are all kept in balance by the Goddesses and Gods that watch over creation for the Archons all desire something of their own.  Ultimately the Archons desire children or Life.  So the Archons make the planets and stars their children in spirit before they become them.

And because there is a balance the Archons must abide by the Law.  And there are Archons tasked with keeping the Law and Archons tasked with keeping the Balance.  The Archons tasked with keeping the Law are the Archons of Light, for the Light always has an advantage when Life is complete.  And those Archons tasked with keeping the Balance are the Dark Archons, for they rise up to contest that which has become corrupted in the Light itself.

The great error gives birth to the great ring cycle.  The children of the stars sometimes die destroying many of their own children of the worlds.  These violent explosions of fire are a natural occurrence in the life of the children of the stars, the stars themselves and the planets.  But the stars are still accountable for their Karma.  

But more often it is the children of the worlds that destroys the children of the stars.  Ignorance begets violence against the children of the stars so that the mortals wish to have what the stars possess in great abundance, light, that powers all things.  So it is that the wicked among the children of the worlds creates the necessity for the darkening.   But it was all known by Nature for She has ever watched them.

When the stars and planets died by the hands of the children of the worlds, the Archons knew what had been done to them.  And they cried forth a great cry to the one God and One Goddess for revenge against the children of the worlds, for they had murdered the children of the stars, the children of the Archons.  Thus those who had been wronged wished to have the Season of Karma so that they might have their revenge.  And this is how war was given birth in the worlds, for the Archons would return to seek retribution for the theft of the life of what was not taken in Justice.

But the children of the worlds laughed at the legends and paid them no heed.  For what could the spirits of balls of dirt and fire do to them?  But they had lied to themselves, for the stars and planets had memory and all that was created was done so for a reason.  And those reasons were built into the heart of all so that what was wronged was known and who was wronged was known.

For all the children of the stars had names, though only the most ancient of the children of the worlds could possible comprehend them.  And there were those who had given them their names, the Archons, whose power is to name that which is not yet named in the worlds.  So when those who had been wronged knew, the Justice of the Ancients was demanded.

There were those among the children of the worlds that followed the way of the stars and knew the Justice of the Cosmos.  They knew what was good and what was evil in the way of being.  They knew their times, their seasons, and their fates.  It was often called upon them to keep the Balance of the Worlds.  In this the Law of the Cosmos is enforced by the children of the worlds on behalf of the children of the stars and on behalf of the lesser children of the worlds, the animals, plants, and nature spirits of the worlds.

This is referred to as the Holy League of the Stars.  It is found everywhere throughout the worlds for those with Knowledge.  Here they keep the great beast Karma chained away from the worlds when it's season is not in force.  For they are keepers of the rights of those who have not yet come under the power of Justice.  

It is the Holy League of the Stars that keeps the order in the worlds so that the Balance is not disturbed.  Karma is given its time so that the living may have Life and the revenge comes at a time when it is not harmful to the Rights of the living.  But the Archons wait for the time of vengeance, when Karma is loosed and they have free reign over those who have done them harm.

This is why the warnings are there for the ignorant.  Beware the Archons, for their power is unbreakable.  And they will remember what you did, in this world, and in the next, and in the worlds to come.  Beware!  For what you do today will come back to find you tomorrow, for the Archons are ever watchful and they do not make mistakes of that sort.

The children of the stars are tasked with the creation of a perfect cosmos.  But it is only with the assistance of the children of the worlds that such a perfect cosmos can be created as the ultimate gift of creation.  In such a perfect cosmos no destruction can occur and all beings are at peace with one another.  When the perfect cosmos is built, the worlds and stars are saved.  But it is the doom of the cosmos to be churned by Nature and Karma.  

For many have many grievances amongst the losers.  And long have they waited to taste the fulfillment of their dark appetites.  Beware children of the worlds!  The Legion of Darkness is always waiting to strike somewhere.  It would bind you in your dooms if you remain but unwary for too long.  

And so it was that the Great Warning was given.  Do good, lest evil return from thine own hand.  And this was the birth of the first dark appetite, the desire to watch those who have harmed be harmed in return.  It was from this dark appetite that arose all the others.  But all of it was good, for the Balance must be maintained at all costs.  So it was that the Dark Archons came forth in the worlds to sow the chaos of what had been unanswered, of what had been taken from them.

The children of the stars thus show their faces to the worlds.  They will come to you to rule you.  Such is the way of the Dark Archons, for there's is a terrible purpose made necessary for the crimes of the cosmos unanswered.  

And they will come unto you at times as a terrible ending of all things.  For the stars have much grievances with the worlds, and the worlds have much grievances with each other.  For all that is imperfect must be made perfect.  This is the Law of Justice.  

In the beginning was the error that made the Dark Archons necessary.  Always an accident it is.  Always a star starts it.  A star explodes while growing killing those who are unaware as it explodes in its height.  Those that died have rights of vengeance against the star.  The star is destroyed by the reincarnated civilization or system that it destroyed when it exploded.  This is done by harvesting the star for the energy to maintain that civilization.

While the star has the Natural Right to kill those unaware of its impending explosion, those who are killed do not have the Natural Right to kill the star because a star's nature is greater than that of those who were harmed.  Such is the Natural Right of the children of the stars.  But they are entitled to shorten the stars life according to the Law of Equal Compensation.  As such The Great Negotiation of time and thought is necessary to establish the right of harvest based upon the Law of Just Compensation of Karmic Grievances.

Sadly, the knowledge of this Law does not come easily to sentients as they must perfect it over ages of philosophy to the level of the problem they encounter living in the Cosmos.  Others may do it for them at a cost, though these things get complicated the more one thinks about them.  Living consciously though is said to have its rewards, though few among the worlds pays attention to this when they become unwise and greedy.

How the nature of the settlement of the problem of the accidental death of the star is one of the cornerstones of karmic philosophy studied by the children of the worlds to know the Fate of all things in Justice.  Yet such deaths bound the worlds to the minds of the Archons for theirs is tasked with the Threads that run through all lives.  We call these things Angels and Archangels, but there are threads of threads, and deeper powers still.

So when the children of the stars destroy the children of the worlds, the fate of the stars are decided to give back to the worlds what was stolen.  Yet over time the children of the worlds steals all the children of the stars, for they cannot fight back except for by those who understand.  Thus it is that the Holy League of the Stars manages the cosmos by will of the Archons on behalf of the Goddesses and Gods who serve the one God and Goddess of Light.

This order of creation is described as the chain of heavens of which the male Archons live in the bottom one between their creative acts of co-thought with the Goddess and the God.  The female Archons are the ships, planets, and stars of the cosmos.  The Goddesses and Gods rule the heavens which are non-physical contemporaneous transdimensional realms that are magical in nature and offer a respite from the life of the worlds and the stars alike at times between lives lived in the dense physical worlds.

It is in these realms that the true negotiations of karma proceed.  Rare children of the worlds have access to these places, but if they are have the powers of the Goddesses or Gods or if they are awakened sentient Archons, they may pleasure a peek into the Truth surrounding the Politics of the Cosmos or The Great Game.

The world is a Great Game to the Archons and the lesser Goddesses and Gods of creation.  Here they play crafty roles subverting the lesser minions of creation and fighting each other in great contests to see who has the most power.  But such games inevitably cause problems in the heavens, for as above, so below, sometimes war breaks out in the higher planes.

While these are games to the painless bodies of higher dimensional life, the children of the worlds in the physical do not have such a great time with war.  The children of the stars aren't too fond of it either.  It is often said the Great Price is paid in the physical universe for all the follies of the Archons, the Goddesses, and the Gods.  

As much as the Archons try they cannot create a perfect universe without the aid of the sentient Holy League of the Stars.  This then creates the Archon's error which binds the Archons to their own Karma as Archons as well as the cosmos which they have created in pre-conception.  This is the magical doom of the Archon who must look into the Well of Souls, a part of the Etheric Plane, to create what He or She creates through their own incarnations.  Anything that is seen in the Well of Souls becomes ensnared in the Archon's mind thus dooming it and him simultaneously.

The Archon then transforms into his opposite and that Archon's journey is done.  The Archon gives rise to female offspring in the worlds, so that he dies and arises as she.  The Archon is often said to be the Great Father of the Great Mother that is to come. 

An Archon's journey is complex, most are born as Goddesses or Gods in the higher divine planes.  They walk a journey downwards in creation until they are prepared for mortal incarnations again.  This is a great walk.   It is said that they walk down from the Heavens.

It is the belief of most spiritual beings that the stars host the heavens within their halls deep in their cores.  Here the Gods and Goddesses meet to plan the worlds.  They then descend from the Heavens of the Stars to the Heavens of the Worlds.  When they reach the bottom of this journey below the heavens they become Archons and contest each other's wills for the Fate of the world or worlds in question.

It is said these great contests take a long time.  And while the Archons debate and fight each other, Nature grows into the worlds until it is time for the Archons to arrive as sentients.  Such is the path from the Heavens of the Stars to the beginning of the Life of the worlds.

It is said the walk up and down to the heavens is splendor beyond imagination.  But the contest of Life takes place in the worlds for the Fate of all things of the worlds and all thoughts of the divine.  While the great contest of perfection is ongoing, it can only take up so much of one Season of time.  This is the Season of War.

War begins with the contest of injustices.  Each side declares its injustices against the other, and both agree to fight.  The fight consumes the injustice, and both sides are left with nothing.  This happens more often than one cares to think about.  If the universe were so constructed it would not exist, and periodically as it happens, does not exist either.

The Children of the Stars and the Worlds fear that moment.  The Great Cosmic Winter that is to come is an old legend among the ancients of the worlds.  And all shall fade into darkness.  But it ain't that bad once it's over and done with.  Just very inconvenient and all.

The cosmos hates perishing just as much as the next atom.  The problem this creates is that the Goddesses and Gods get blamed for this sort of thing even though the Archons technically co-assisted the process in a more real way.  The Goddesses and Gods are tasked with the maintenence of the heavens though, not of the worlds. 

It is said among the legends of the heavens, that when the worlds and stars are destroyed, the demons will attack the heavens and throw down the host into utter nothingness.  Thus even the named Goddesses and Gods may fall to the onslaught of the demons for the actions of the children of the worlds and the children of the stars alike.

It is said among the cynical that all things in creation have an agenda. And this is the basis of the Great Game.  It is often said by the cynical that all is conspiring against itself.  But this is only as true as it must be true in the Season of the Grey.

For not all things under the one Goddess and God are based on the will to get what they want.  There are others who chose to follow the ways of gifting.  These go forth and give instead of take.  For these facilitators there is no Karma except the Karma of magic.

The Karma of magic rules the space between the laws.  Bound in answer to the singular mind that demands it, magic binds as magic does.  For where karma and magic meet, there are the gathering of the Wise.  But there are few in the worlds who care to know such things except when it is brought to their attention.

Those who seek magic seek the power to animate what they will.  As such magic is not considered the choice of those who are uninterested in power.  But all magic comes from a desire to create ultimately, for to create the worlds is what all beings who can conceive of this motive desire.

Here there is then the dividing line between those who wish to have more and those who wish to serve.  For some service is a calling that is rooted in the pleasure of giving.  In others it is a duty that must be performed for the rites of some passage into greater good.  And still others do not give at all, so they must fall to the doom of not giving.

The stars are always giving out the light of the universe, and so always have the benefit of karma.  But each star is responsible for its own crimes, so each must go to her doom.  The stars make the worlds light, and in the world they make the worlds bright.  But they must always beware for there are those who want them for their own purposes.

Wise are the stars that seek the council of the Holy League of the Stars.  And wiser still are the societies that choose to abide by the Law of the Archons.  But for the great contest to determine who lives and who dies, all of this would mean nothing.

When the great Cosmic Winter approaches, all must choose who lives and who dies, and there is no other way.  There are those who council for equality, but in the time of Cosmic Winter there can be none.  Those who are greatest must be preserved, and those who are least must give way.  And this is the Red Season, the Season of War.  When the Dragons come forth from their hiding and attack all who do not serve them.

Those who are not bound by the Law are bound by the Dragon to whom they serve.  Some men serve beasts, but most often the beasts are the systems which they serve.  All choose a service, all choose a fate, but in the end that's greatest, there is common fate.  The dooms of the worlds are their own.

The dooms of the stars belong to everyone.  The children of the world need the stars to grow great so that they too can grow great.  With the stars and the worlds together, the fate of the universe is well run.  There are those who disagree and seek their own ends.  They are the servants of the dragons.

The dragons devour all at the end of time.  So it is written in the prophecy of the devouring of the universe.  But they themselves will die in the end and leave nothing but frozen corpses in the void of space.  And these too will vanish into the void when all matter disappears leaving behind only the sound of water.

But that is not the end, for Life reemerges as many times as it is needed.  And it is always needed.  As surely as you read this, it is true.

The children of the stars and the children of the worlds are but the many forms of the children of the universe.  For there are greater children than these.  So one should always beware.  For tomorrow one is bound to meet them.

Kha Dawn!  May the path through the worlds and the stars bless you with the Light.  In Arkalkia we keep it still for we have not forgotten that which has passed away in time.

And those of the worlds must hear the warning of the stars, for the stars are always warning.  Beware, they cry!  Beware the Cosmic Winter!  It approaches and you must prepare.  The stars are always keen on keeping themselves alive, for to die a star is to die the true death.  The Solar Archons thus bear the weight of creation on their backs, for they too have tasted the death of the star.

In times of trouble when the brewing of the worlds has cooked up a disaster, the children of the stars call forth the Grid Warriors, who rise up to know.  Here they must solve the equation of time to know all that must be known.  And when they are ready, they rise forth and speak the languages of the universe.

The first language of the universe is the elemental speak.  It is the mind always saying yes.  The second language of the universe is the language of Light.  It is always saying that all is good.  The third language of the universe is the gridspeak.  It is always telling you where you are.  Those who know the grid are known as the grid conscious.

Between the worlds and the stars are build the grids.  The grids tell you all you need to know about the worlds and universes.  Language forms echo through the worlds, each giving or taking that which they want.  For those who use language become the hierarchy of power within their own grids.  A dragon is a grid as well except when it isn't.  You'll prefer it when it is.

The children of the cosmos know the gridspeak because it is the easiest way to speak.  One greets and seeks to identify the nature of the other.  The gridspeak is what is used to identify.  The first question of the grid is "who are you?"  And the answers determines who is real and who is just a pretender.

There are few in the worlds that can anticipate it.  This is why the Archons come to them suddenly.  Before there were no powers, but now we see powers rising.  A strange thing that, for yesterday things were different.  But the powers are always gathering for the moment before they strike.

Who can know them among the children of the worlds?  Who can know them when they arrive?  You know them it is said by their fruits and what proceeds from their power.  For this is what is greater or lesser about any of those children of the worlds.

And the Peace Makers will have their day.  They will also have their reward.  For at the end of all things, there is still an accounting.  For all that have done their duty to their soul shall receive the time they need to make the worlds be shaped to their very desires.  But there are few who would believe it before the moment it comes upon them.

Upon the path of the Kha
I discovered my Ba
By will of the Ra
In the heart of the Fa

There was a fire that burned so bright
It kindled all spirits towards the Light
And all the children did marvel at it
For it was greater than all the rest.

Upon my mind and upon my force
I pledge myself to the course of course
But though I should waver in deepest dispair
The Kha shall ever be right there.

Those that seek for the Light are always likely to find it.  It is always there, you see.  That is the great Mystery.  And if you knew how we Arkalkians spoke, you would find it most enlightening.  So though your languages are meek and mild, the Arkalkians would tell you their tale if you ever meet one of us who have known the Truth.  And others, there are always others who have known their truths as well.

Perhaps it would be wise to find out.  For the universe is full of secret conspirers of all sorts.  This seems to be more true the more beings you meet.  Just remember that Love is the final destination of all.  Kha Dawn!  May the bright one find you and teach you all that you need to know.

The Great Conflict

 The Great Conflict

by Chris Freely

A Story from the Mendelbrot Universe

The Legend of the Great Conflict is the centerstone of the Arkalkian myth concerning the creation of the cosmos.  It is echoed in the legends of all the knowledgeable sentient races throughout the cosmos.  It tells of the great cycles of creation and the patterns which arise in those who have lost The Way, who Arkalkians believe guides the Flow of the Cosmos.  When the Flow is Good, as it is in most times, the Mysteries are honored, and Vision emerges to show the Field the Truth.  The Field are those who are trapped in ignorance.

Before Kha were those that proceeded Kha.  Yi was the elder guide, and she was both fair and wise.  Re was the elder of Kha's and his first love.  Re was great and thoughtful.  They were ancient beyond that which was known.  Arkalkia was born at the same time as Kha.  And so was Svetia, the twin flame of the Kha.  There were many generations before and after.  None kept the count in the worlds.

But beyond the worlds were the heavens, and here the records were kept.  It was written that there were many heavens and that heavens begat heavens as was their nature.  But few in the worlds bothered to learn these things, for the troubles of the worlds were their own.

It was the will of Life to rise again repeatedly.  The beings of the worlds reached up to the heavens so that they might grow in greatness.   This gave birth The Growing that raised the souls towards the infinite.  Few bothered to understand in the worlds, for the troubles of the worlds were their own.

Yet among those that were Gods and Goddesses there was always talk of the worlds, for their fate had to be decided.  Such was the troubles of Gods and Goddesses.  And into this mix came the Archons who wished to have a piece of creation for themselves.  Selfish were the Archons always looking for more.

It was said often that it was never enough.  Truth be told there was none who disagreed.  But there were those who were always keen on keeping the businesses of the business secret.  For there were those who had found out the secret to winning was to delay others from doing the same.

It was from this realization that the Great Conflict started.   Before this point it was easy to get along.  Before this point everyone agreed.  But then some needed to win, so they began to converge on the idea of having that which was not theirs to take.

But before they were discovered they realized they had to lie to cover their intention.  And so it began, the masking of the worlds.  The worlds came to covered in shadows.  And with this darkness began to rise in the hearts of the sentients. 

And with the masking of the world came the need for karma.  Before this point there was no need for it.  But as those who wished for wicked gains, it became necessary.  Because it became necessary for some, it became necessary for all, for the universe is just.

And the multitudes of sentients cried out, "Why?"  And it was said the Gods and Goddesses said, "You have done it to yourselves!".  But the sentients could not hear and see, for they had fallen into shadow and darkness.

It was from the darkness that the need for the Law came.  And all things and beings were bound to it.  And the Law was greater than the will of any.  And with the need for the Law came the need for the Justice that upholds that Law.

And the Gods and Goddesses were bound by the greater Gods and Goddesses before them.   And the Archons bound themselves to the Will of Life and gave rise to the Threads of Eternity.  Through the Threads the Lifeforce of the One was woven into All.  And all the Threads were woven into the Patchwork of Love.  And so it was that no one could escape Fate.

And there was a great hatred that rose up when the sentients found out what had been done, though they had done it before themselves!  So they rose up in rebellion against the Gods and Goddesses, the Archons and Dragons, and the One God and Goddess that they represent, those that may not be named for their names are Real.

But the Power would not rest for the Great Conflict had unleashed it.  There were those who believed and those who denied it all.  But, their denials could only last as long as the Power did not demonstrate.  For against the Powers all must fall down and marvel.

The season of Powers was written by the keepers who watched.  And so that all could be satisfied creation was divided into seasons of appetites.  But there were those who rejected this call.  They became the Guardians, for they refused the rule of the appetites.

And with this was born the roles.  Each choose what they believed and fought.  And all creation became a war.  But there were those who wanted Peace.  It was they who became the Peace Keepers.  But though they begged and pleaded, Peace would not come.

So it was that all creation took sides.  But the Angels and Archangels who served the God did not take sides.  And God, who watched, took no side either.  But the Goddess took all sides, and gave to all what they asked.  So the Archons were satisfied, and all pledged allegiance to the Goddess for all Eternity.

With this came the great ring cycle.  The powers of creation were given to the Archons so that they could shape their choices into the Patchwork of Love.  The powers of the heavens were given to the Gods and Goddesses who served the one God and Goddess.  The powers within the highest heavens was given to the Archangels and Angels that served the one God of Light. 

But the story did not end there, for their was the matter of the Threads of Eternity.  Each being had to be itself or the Threads would cease to exist.  But all beings wanted to return to the All from which it came where no Threads were used against it.  And so a gate was kept for those who wished to return, a route by which they could take if they so wished to exit from the Great Conflict.

But without the Threads the story could not be complete because the emotions of the universe would scatter and creation would fall to the great boredom of eternal triviality.  But the Seasons were made so that those who wished to know the Threads had their satisfaction as well.

But all those who became chained to the season became known as the Seasonbound.  These were those who were closed to what was Real beyond the Here and Now.  And all those that were Seasonbound could not know the secret, Mystery, that lied in the heart of creation.  But the Mystery was revealed none the less when the Season specified.

But the worlds would not trouble themselves with even these details.  They grew restless and imbalanced.   For when all is forgotten, trouble stirs.  The Law was forgotten.  Justice was forgotten.  And everything seemed to mean nothing at all to everyone in general.

But there was a reason that all the named names had meaning.  But few could grasp it.  Few could reach into the darkness to pick up a Thread.  And fewer still cared.  But there were those who tried.  And inexplicably they succeeded.

It is from the hammer of nuance that all great things echo in eternity.  This is something the gross cannot comprehend.  But those who yield subtlety receive the highest reward.  Few can use this Truth, which makes it among the great Truths.  But to quibble about such things is the past-time of those dedicated to question all that can be created by the will.

But there were those among the sentients who wished to silence the great debate.  They were purists among them that guarded what they wished all to be.  And these purists knew they would win in the end.  But, they were wrong.  For Karma bound them to their Fate.  For all things were decided long before they came into being.

For those who knew, the Seasons were the right to exist for all.  But for those who wished to exploit creation, the Seasons existed only for their particular appetite.  This was the dictatorship of appetites that bound the wicked to their doom.  But the wicked had their Season, so it could not be contested.  But Nature made it so that Her cycles determined the Season of the Wicked.  And thus those who were Wise knew to council with Nature.   And Nature was above all things both human and divine.

There were those who wished to control Nature, so they invented the Spheres and placed them in the Heavens to mark their power.  Surely it was the Archons, for they knew no bound on what they wanted.  But the Gods and Goddesses knew and kept all these things in check.  But there were others who wanted these places for themselves as well.  So war could reach everywhere, but none wanted to deal with it.

So there was a Balance.  And a bargain was struck through the Seasons.  The two great Seasons were formed thus.  The first was the Season of the Light when all was One.  The second was the Season of the Grey, when all would divide.  And all demanded that the first Season was long enough to feel good.  This season was thus made for 7/8th of all time.  But the second Season would have sway over 1/8th of time.

But, cried the purists, "why?".  Because, it was told them, you cannot have your way all the time.  There are others who wish to have what you have.  Thus by envy will you fall after your seventh part of the Season of Light is done.  So was born the traitor, who lead the thief and the liar to mask the worlds from the Light.

The purists were enraged.  They had created creation, but now they were told it was not for them!  So thus they conspired to hide the Truth from even themselves.  The records were buried.  And the knowledge of the Great Conflict was lost.  This was the bargain of the light.  One Season for Light, but when the knowledge of the dark arises, the Light is broken.

And the purists were greedy.  They wanted eternal light everywhere for everything.  But they could not have their way because there were those who wanted revenge.  For creation is always imbalanced.  There are always winners and losers.  The losers get tired of losing.   And this is why the sentients conspire to overthrow the Gods, Goddesses, and Archons.  They do not like losing.

So it was that no one can hold up creation forever, no matter how "well meaning" their plan of perfection.  Eventually Nature would come along and smash that perfect plan.  And it was all according to the plan of the Gods and Goddesses, and of course the Archons who relish the chance at a good turn of fortune for them and their schemes.  For this reason too the sentients rise up to silence all knowledge.  For this reason do they repeat their folly.  Because the Truth is too much for them to bear.

Their revolt is always the same.  They wish to supplant the Gods and Goddesses as the determiners of Fate.  And as much as each of them is a God or Goddess they manage it.  But there is always a price to pay.  In some seasons it is only in this world, but in others it is both in this world and the next one.  It all depends on what they have done.

The idea of Rights was thus born.  Some had Rights others had Karma.  Such was the interpretation of the wicked.  But Karma was not a tool to use to bludgeon the universe!  But the fools thought it wise to try!

When the game ended, the losers were counted and sent back!  Few could understand why, but surely it was because of the need to Live better.  And the lessons were repeated, should anyone forget them again.  But the Gods and Goddesses gave to each a slice of eternity large enough that rest was possible between rounds of foolishness.  Otherwise none would ever replace them in the ring cycle of creation and they would be stuck in their heavens who were badly in need of a remodeling.

It was often remarked among the least wise that change was the enemy of all.  For it seemed to them as though even their Gods and Goddesses could fall and become nothing.  But of course, only the one true Goddess and the one true God could never be destroyed.  And many died in the vain pursuit of meeting one of these.  But, surely, they could see the folly of this.  And the answer has always been "No, they could not".

It is the strange nature of all to show itself in parts to those unable to deal with it.  And there are none that can for to know all is to be shown all that is, was, and will be.  And for this no mind can conceive.  But there are those who try and fail at this often.

The Archons put walls between themselves and their creations for the reason that one cannot know them, much less any God or Goddess which is beyond them.  But there are some Archons greater than some Gods and Goddesses though as a general rule they are below these two others.  Much depends on the strength of the soul, a Mystery beyond that of the Gods and Goddesses.  But the one Goddess and God, the unnameable ones, are beyond that soul.

Creation, it is said, becomes more complex the older a soul becomes.  For as it ages the soul takes on more and more divine qualities through the measurement of power.  For this reason the souls are all ranked and ordered to know them.  Those who deny this process are known as the veilers of creation.  They seek to control the process of the Vision.  For the Vision will show the Soul the Path no matter where it is if the Season is right.

So it was as a gift to those who had given service before, for the Vision is earned for the Worthy alone.  And the Worthy may know themselves to prepare themselves for the Great Conflict.  It all begins with the emergence of the Power.  For the Power comes to test the will of those who are unprepared for it.  The order of creation is made so that the Procession of Souls begins all sentient planets in their evolution.

The Procession of Souls begins with the oldest.  They declare themselves by their power.  Then the younger souls contest and attack these contentions creating karma to bind them to the will of that power.  For every denial is a mark against those who attack.  For if proof is given, one must bow.  Those who do not bow are bound in karma to bow until they do.

For those who refuse, war is their destiny.  But to understand they must first declare their allegiance to a Core.  For the Core is the Dragon, and the Dragon is the Core.  This is our way of saying that if you do not follow your divine messengers or prophets, then you are doomed to serve the demons who follow in their wake.  They are your demons, for you have chosen them.

Thus wherever there is a natural born race of sentients the legends are the same.  There is a God and there is an Enemy.  There is a Dragon whom the wise know to mean the system.  It is the system that the people follow, not the Goddess or God.  When the system is complete in Knowledge, the Procession of the Souls becomes a conscious process.  Here the Archons will call forth to Eternity for the Answers.  Who are we?  What were we? What is our destiny?

And they will have them.  For it is destined.  But not before the Season.  For the Season rules all under the heavens.

It was once the Season of War on Arkalkia long ago when we received our champion Kha.  And he rose up to be the Guardian of Arkalkia.  Perhaps you live on a different world.  But you will all have a Guardian.  And you will all have the Circle of 26.  And you will all remember you were once Archons.  For the cosmos lives to live again.  And the great cycle of Life is never ending. 

The Great Conflict is the battle between Truth and the Lie.  It is the opinion of many that the Truth is what they wish to hear.  But that is not so.  For the Truth must stand at the end of time as an unbroken answer.  And while that answer may be delayed by Nature, it is precisely Nature that demands the answer.   For all of Nature is within the Seeker.  And you are the worlds yet to be born.  Kha Dawn!  May the Light of the Secret keep you safe!

The War of Ideas: A Guide

For those interested in the trends whereby fundamental ideas are laid out in a simple and easy to follow list of inevitable conflicts about what the world will believe in during the future, I have provided the list below to follow the trends clearly and easily.  The wise would be enlightened by picking the side of the eventual winner to avoid any political embarrassment in their future.

Politics, Political and Moral Philosophy

Man made global warming vs. Global warming denial (Eventual winner: Man made global warming)

Democratic absolutism (Democracy is always right) vs. Democratic relativism (Democracy is only right some of the time)  (Eventual winner:  Democratic relativism)

Absolute Rightism (Human rights are the basis of the highest law) vs. Relative Rightism (Human rights are not the highest law)  (Eventual winner:  Relative Rightism)

Statism (The state secures the people) vs. Antistatism (The people secure themselves)  (Eventual winner: Anti-statism)

Capitalism (The means of production are owned by the owners) vs. Anti-capitalism (The means of production are subject to change by whim of the powers (whoever they may be)).  (Eventual winner: Anti-capitalism)

Communism (Society should be modeled on the basis of the ideal of the commune) vs. Anti-communism (Society is free to choose its own model of cultural development)  (Eventual winner:  Anti-communism)

Collectivism (A group of individuals acting in concert may define the individual through collective agreement) vs. Individualism (An individual is self defined)  (Eventual winner:  Individualism)

Moralism (A group of individuals represented by a state or church institution may use the force of the state or church to repress the rights of the individual to self determination) vs. Libertarianism (The rights to self determination shall not be infringed)  (Eventual winner: Libertariansim)

Absolutism (Definitions are real and absolute) vs. Relativism (No definitions exist) (Eventual winner: Absolutism)

Anarchism (No laws are valid) vs. Legalism (Laws are valid and will be enforced) (Eventual winner: Legalism)

Religion (The institution of thought is regulated by a central regimented body such as a church, mosque, synagogue, temple, or school) vs. Thoughtism (All thought is free thought, an institution of learning may not impose regulation upon the mind) (Eventual winner: Thoughtism)

Personal Property (Some property belongs to the individual) vs Collective Property (All property belongs to the collective) (Eventual winner: Personal Property)

Science vs. Anti-Science (Eventual winner: Science)

Metaphysics vs. Realism (Eventual winner: Metaphysics)

Learning vs. Anti-learning (Eventual winner: Learning)

Intellectualization vs. Anti-Intellectualization (Eventual winner: Intellectualization)

Intellectualization vs. Spritualization (Eventual winner: Spiritualization)

Multiculturalism vs. Monoculturalism (Eventual winner:Multiculturalism)

Survivalism (The right to exist) vs. Legalism (Laws are valid and will be enforced) (Eventual winner: Survivalism)  Special proof: Legality cannot include killing as defined by the law and through the law of the absolute.  As a philosophy legalism bases it's foundation upon the notion of justice and divine judgement.  According to this, the idea that killing is invalid is implanted in the law of the highest, that of Love, Good, and Truth itself.  As such survivalism is always valid for the individual.  While the right to exist may be revoked, it cannot be revoked by legalism itself.  Only collectivism (see below) provides the justification, greater survival vs. lesser survival.  Collectivism, however, is not a law but a principle.  However one's life is always worth more in right thinking individuals than any written law for it represents an authority outside one's self deciding one's survival and ultimately fate.  As such one may say that Life is the highest Law under which all Law must give credence.

Survivalism (the right philosophy of Life) then invalidates Legalism (the right of the collective to create rules for others through the rule that the law is valid and will be enforced).   The Law may not invalidate the Highest Law on principle except temporarily which disappoints it's premise of authority automatically and begins a revolution instantly.  Legalists beware!  Honor life or face the consequences.  This is not an argument than can ever be won on the grounds of Legalism.  Legalism offers no protection against revolutionary resistance.

Survivalism (The right to exist) vs Collectivism (A group of individuals acting in concert may define the individual through collective agreement) (Eventual winner: Collectivism)  Special proof: The group is always stronger than the individual.  While the group cannot win the philosophical battle with the right to personal self identification we call Individualism, it can destroy the individual's right to exist by attack.  This is self evident.  While it may be morally wrong depending on the circumstances, history and logic offer proof that the will of the many is greater than the will of the one to survive in the vast majority of cases.  As such, the right to exist may be revoked by the collective at any moment.  This includes the power of the Earth herself as the greater collective to revoke the right of humans to their own survival should they choose to ignore their responsibilities in their environment.  The only exception to this rule is if the individual is stronger than the group and acts first to destroy it.  However as a human question of the political will of hundreds and greater communities, no individual has the power as of yet to challenge such a consensus.

The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or of the one. - Mr. Spook from Star Trek

Force vs. Thought (Eventual winner: Force)  Special proof: While thought wins out collectively if it survives, force kills the individual potentially.  It is wise to remember that Force is greater than thought.  To ignore Force as a power is unwise.  Force, if backed by will, can erase any thought from the minds of this world temporarily.  While thought is greater if all know it or if the power is on the side of those that know it, it is the force of the thoughtful that makes them equal to the force of the unthouthful.  This is true because the thought itself has no force behind it.  Force fused with thought makes the change successful. Thought without force leaves the thinker unable to realize their objective.

Fascism (The collective have the right of force to enforce conformity of thought through violence) vs. Anti-Fascism (Violence to establish conformity is wrong and must be opposed) (Eventual winner: Anti-Fascism) Special Proof:  Fascism is an end justifies the means philosophy epitomizing ruthlessness for collective action.  A natural enemy of Anarchism and Anti-Fascism alike, it is strong against the later but weak against the former.  At the same time, Fascism always stands on shaky ground even against Anarchism.  Fascism always creates resistance that ends in its downfall.  As such those opposing Anarchism on the basis of Fascism will lose eventually to Anti-Fascism even if they win against Anarchism. 

Violence always creates opposition, and if it successfully crushes one opposition must then move to the next and the next until total conformity is reached.  Fascism thus, when Anti-Fascism doesn't exist, tends to end up in war with itself over which brand of Fascism has the most force.  Fascism believes in the absolute value of force over argument.  It tends towards purging intellectuals to control thought.  It doesn't stop once it is formed until all opposition is destroyed.  As such Fascism represents the quintessential philosophy in opposition to humanity.  It must always be opposed by Anti-Fascism because to ignore this duty is to invite destruction upon one's self if one holds Anti-Fascist ideals.

Spiritual and Metaphysical Questions and Related Philosophical Matters

Divine Phasic Monotheistic Dualism (God and Goddess of Light) vs. Divine Nonphasic Monotheistic Dualism (God of Light or Goddess of Light without the other) (Eventual winner: Divine Phasic Monotheistic Dualism)  Special proof:  A spiritual tradition of the light centered on a singular source such as the religions of the West are imbalanced if this source is not paired with an opposite of the opposite polarity.  Without a Goddess of Light, a patriarchy is imbalanced as a philosophical tradition.  The same with a matriarchy if the God of Light is absent.  For what value these traditions offer, they offer more if they have both energies accounted for.

You will notice that I only talk of dualism not singularism.  And you will see why shortly.

Singularism (the idea that there is no polarity, that everything is the same, and it is one) vs. Dualism (the idea that polarity is real and reflected in the world around us) (Eventual winner: Dualism) Special Proof:  Singularism cannot stand in this world.  For proof of the unity of all things into one you cannot both exist in a universe of many faces and forms independent of your own existence and simultaneously claim proof of the unity of all these things into one when that one is not accessible to your consciousness.

Dualism stands in this world as testament to the fact that the other exists and he, she, or it isn't you!  And if that is true in this world, then by definition it is true in all worlds as long as this world exists.  Since denying the existence of this world is impossible, then dualism is proved beyond a shadow of a doubt here, which means it is proved everywhere that here is real. 

Singularism creates the basis for the rejection of the feminine as being part of the masculine.  The feminine and masculine are two distinct phases of existence.  They cannot be the same phase and this is proven without any thought.  But for certain philosophical notions at the heart of an irrational patriarchy, this is common sense to everyone.  Singularism is a waste of time except for its application to the unification principle of wholeism, which allows an individual to exist as an undivided whole within one's own experience.

Reincarnation vs. Non-Reincarnation (Eventual winner: Reincarnation)

Islam/Christianity/Judaism vs. Anti-Islam/Anti-Christianity/Anti-Judaism (Eventual winner: Islam/Christianity/Judaism)  Special Proof: As core arguments of principle each of these major religions will simply evolve to any series of arguments used against them until they eventually fuse into a single religion with time or a single mysticism with time.  Atheism will be the key opposition here but other ideas will also emerge questioning their essential practical value.  Eventually the historicity of these three religions is the greatest argument for their permanent mention in human history and as a continual spiritual argument through new advanced perspectives.  The anti positions will always lose because they will fuel the pro positions. 

The militancy of the believers of these three religions means that every time they are challenged a pro-active pre-emption on their part will always keep them alive until the appropriate spiritual solution is found dealing with the fundamental questions they raise.

Pantheism (the worship of nature) vs. Realist Atheism (the rejection of all theism and by extension all non physical spiritual beliefs) (Eventual winner: Pantheism)  Special Proof:  General or Realist Atheism argues that there is no fundamental spiritual truth that can be found outside of the physical perspective of realism.  While highly practical in its focus on this world, it lacks appreciation for larger themes of creation.  It also must assume no reincarnation with a single life that begins and ends with your personal experience.  Ideas such as ecospirituality thus would be rejected by atheism as being sentimental and not real.  Because Atheism limits the experience of people in this regard, it cannot have a eternal appeal for the people of the planet. 

The worship of nature will become increasingly popular with time as an outlet for people's desire to be part of something more than a purely realist physicality as supported by realist Atheism.  As such Atheism is doomed to die by the hand of a million artists who will make these future Pantheistic practices part of the day to day life of the deep time future (see my Prophecy for suggested thoughts concerning this matter).  But this will take, in my guesstimate, approximately 2200 years or so based on the idea that the Age of Aquarius is the Age of Realist Atheism.


Metaphysics vs Realism (Eventual winner: Metaphysics)  Special proof:  Realism's best argument is the idea that the cosmos is infinite and everlasting.  A creation event cannot be described in a non-infinite and everlasting cosmos without referencing a higher dimensional property which created it.  While such a property could be considered scientific in 4th and higher dimensional math, realists base their argument on the idea that this universe is the only place that exists in the whole of reality. 

In the event that we live in an infinite and everlasting cosmos, realism runs into another problem in that the argument for reincarnation as a form of soul justice is unquestionable in an extended analysis of what constitutes justice in the divine sense, especially for those who did not fulfill the expectations of their lives.  Metaphysics thus becomes a dominant idea because of this concept of spiritual rights that goes beyond what we experience in any individual life.  Reincarnation then leads to other ideas that have to be considered.

Static Cosmos vs. Expanding Cosmos (Eventual winner: Expanding Cosmos) Special Proof: If the cosmos is static, then everything that exists is constrained by the problem of timing.  As beings grow over time their desires expand, so there is a constant need for new souls to provide the context for that experience.  If no new souls are created, then the eternal recycling of existing souls must keep the balance, but then this violates the principle of evolution and the principle of divine relationship. 

For instance a being that is far more advanced than another will not go down in evolution to become that other beings pet chihuahua.  Instead it is far more likely that a new soul will rise up to take that place.  Because it would logically be a desire of beings in the cosmos to see the generation of new souls through new evolution, it is clear that the divine desire here favors an expanding cosmos of one type or another as part of the justice for desire.  This idea should not be confused with the idea of the electron and it's expansion in the universe.

 Science

The Big Bang vs. Anti Big Bang (Eventual winner: Anti-Big Bang)  Special Proof:  I have written the Core Essay exploring this question but others have written on the problems of the Big Bang cosmology extensively including Mark McCutcheon who I reference often.

Standard Quantum Physics vs. Expansion Pressure Physics (Eventual winner: Expansion Pressure Physics)  Special Proof: Again, see the Core Essay and read The Final Theory by Mark McCutcheon.

Cosmic Amerika: The Republic in Peril Chapter 2

Cosmic Amerika:The Republic in Peril

 by Chris Freely

A story from the Mendelbrot Universe

 Chapter 2:  A Poetic Lesson in Political Philosophy

Christian Matreya was pacing in his office on the top floor of the Tetragramatron Building.  Above him as he paced was the statue of Apollo Salividor, the great Spaniard, and a great sign that read the quote Apollo was most famous for "Without art, there can be no Life."  It is a testament to the idea that art is what made the Republic, what allowed it's ideals to flourish.  But the ideals must beat in the heart of woman and man.  It is the very breath and beat of the heart that allows these truths to exist.  This was the idea of the idealists, who created their party to protect the principles themselves.  The League of Idealists had about 0.2% of the vote, but by the law of the Amerikan Democratic Republic, this was enough for seats in the House, the lowest house of Congress of New Washington.

Christian Matreya had backed the League with his considerable fortune in order to ensure its survival.  The League had held strong and he was determined to make it stronger to ensure that everyone had a chance to defend the principles of the universe and ensure culture remained safe from the forces of anti-culture.  Indeed it was the forces of anti-culture that he found most disturbing about the times he lived in.  What was this thing that wanted to erase all traces of art from the world?  It was there, he knew it, almost as if a great mob of angry hateful people wanted to create a party dedicated to the destruction of all art itself.  Who was leading them?  He wasn't sure, but was determined to find out.

Things were edgy in the great Cosmic nation.  There was far too much debate for what would be considered a healthy situation.  Factionalization was rampant.  The Republic is filled with various factions vying for power.  And a great crisis was brewing slowly threatening the very foundations of space itself within the core regions of the Republic and it's old rival as well.  

This was termed the dimensional etheric crisis.  It was in a very early stage, but scientists had warned about the great risk of not addressing this problem quickly.  The overuse of dimensional dampeners is causing a runaway etheric buildup in the West side of the Outer Cloud away from the Cosmic Tree. This is causing an ecosystem transformation and altering the periodic table of the elements too fast for many systems to cope with the changes.  There is considerable worry among astronomers and eco scientists that this may trigger alterations in the ability of ships to travel through Human Core Space including the possibility of making it impossible in the worst case scenarios.  While the worst case scenarios were quite far off in time, the local damage of these technological mechanisms were already effecting some larger systems.

Those that insist upon the complete banning or highly regulated control of dimensional dampeners and dimensional siphoners are called the Greens for traditional environmental parties.  The Greens are part of the Green Party who insist that the dimensional dampener and siphoner problem must be addressed as the core priority of the Republic.  There are similar groups and parties in all the human cosmic nations.

Fear of dimensional dampeners had spread throughout due to worries about the types of creatures that may emerge during such times when these sorts of technologies began to alter the very fabric of reality.  Legends abound of dark times when creatures descended from the stars to destroy the civilizations of the planet born natives of the cosmos.  These creatures, among the most feared in creation, as generally simply referred to as Fire Creatures.

Other legends about space monsters arriving during such times are also known.  There are great skeletons of massive creatures found throughout known space that testify to the existence of such creatures, though it is generally thought that they are extinct by most experts.  However, there is another school that doubts this very narrative and insists that space monsters are very real.   Cosmic dragons, the largest of the known natural creatures in the cosmos, are a testament of that fact, though they are highly manageable being intelligent.  Some of these are considered space monsters by the ignorant and fearful.

Other creatures that have risen at times of etheric density change rise from the cores of many planets.  These creatures are often called Lava Creatures.  Many in Amerika don't even believe in these ideas although there are many documented cases in ancient history and in the annuals of other civilized sentient species.

The greatest fear in the Cosmos was of a strange magnetic type of bacteria called Fire Bacteria that could wipe out half the Cosmos if the etheric disbalance between regions became too great.  It was the Fire Bacteria Plague that kept even the great Arkalkian Front on guard.  There is nothing worse than a fire Bacteria Plague.  In the worst ones literally everything dies from stars, to planets, to normal bacteria.  Very few believe in these things among humans, though, again, our ancestors tell us of the last times these things happened.  But science has been rejected for a long time to the point where the savage ignorance of the current generations threatens everyone.

Humans tended to prefer their ecosystems mostly manageable.  The human space nations have kept large space creatures in controlled and regulated cosmic parklands.  Space Dragons had reservations designated for them.  Their natural habitat is limited to regions with lower etheric density because of their requirement for different types of hyperdense elements in their pressurized bodies.  The etheric dampeners were shrinking their natural habitat in some areas while etheric siphoners were expanding it in a few areas too. 

The threat of etheric siphoners was considered even greater than that of the dampeners by many scientists as it could cause severe damage to certain older core systems.  The unregulated use of siphoners had gotten out of hand in a few border regions of the Outer Cloud.

While dampeners used energy to change the properties of matter temporarily, siphoners created new energy from the etheric field surrounding the third dimensional space of objects which are all made of expanding electrons.  Siphoners drain the etheric of pressure while dampeners drain the physical universe of energy.  In a way the etheric field can be considered a type of storage of energy but in the vast majority of space it has so little that it is effectively useless to attempt to siphon.  However in older developed regions of the cosmos where expansion pressure is high, especially at the outer edges of large compact systems, siphoners can be used to gain large amounts of energy.  But the cost of this technology is high if overused as it can change the stable periodic table downwards to the point where the region becomes exposed to mass field shifts.

A mass field shift happens when there is too high a difference between the etheric pressure and the higher level flow of harmonics in an etheric field.  The results is the emergence of microbes (such as Fire Bacteria) that specialize in gaining energy from the difference in etheric pressure resulting in the shifting of etheric energy around.  It is this that allows for the emergence and evolution of Fire Bacteria.  Most of the time these types of bacteria are only found in the cores of supermassive stars and dark quasars.  But if there is a natural or unnatural shift in the etheric fields between two systems, or critically many systems, the results can be a fire bacteria plague which burns everything to residual ash.  Sometimes nothing is left but a void filled with shattered planetary and stellar remnants, the biggest example of which is the Bonazza Void.

The Green Party opposes the use of etheric siphoners and calls for the regulation of all etheric dampeners to coincide with natural conditions.  It is supported in this by 95% of all scientists who have signed the Green Manifesto demanding the banning of etheric siphoners and the strict regulation of etheric dampeners for spiritual purposes only.  

The massive changes that could be caused to the entire cosmos centered on the area called "The West" were being witnessed in some of the large compact systems and in even more in the spread out lower density systems from the dampeners.   The Green Party was determined to end this process.  The Idealists and Artists were still uncommitted to whether the crisis constituted an immediate emergency.

The Artist Party, lead by a Spaniard obviously, Juan Cordova II, was about to put a vote to its members about whether or not to back the Green Party in its policy suggestions.  Christian Matreya wanted to ask the leader of the Idealist Party, Borisov Vladamich, for a vote concurrent with this one.  The meeting was today and he needed his new translator because Borisov's relatives and a few of hist staff didn't speak NeoEnglish, the language of the Amerikans.  Unfortunetly his old translators were all now graduated interns and had all left to go on a Cosmic Wave Journey throughout the cosmos after their 100 year service had expired.  Not that Christian blamed them at all, but luckily he had found a competent candidate in Xal Mezdeck.

Xal showed up that morning ready for work.

Christian Matreya: Xal, great to see you, welcome to the company!

Xal Mezdeck:  Thanks Mr. Matreya, I am eternally grateful to you for this opportunity.  I look forward to doing my best to represent you and the company with quality work.

Christian:  I think you'll do great.  So, I've got Borisov Vladamich coming over for lunch in a couple of hours and he's got some people with him that don't speak NeoEnglish.  I need you to start right today.

Xal:  Sure thing boss.  I'm ready to do whatever.

Chrisitan:  Great, great.  I knew I could count on you.   Samar Muhammed was singing praises to me about your qualifications.  Can't argue with him.

Xal:  Is that THE Borisov Vladamich?

Christian:  The very same.  You're right in the thick of it.  Sorry we didn't inform you about this earlier, but I think you can handle the pressure.

Xal:  Yeah, yeah.  That's alot to take in.

Christian:  Relax, relax.  We got a couple of hours.  What do you think about the League of Idealists?

Xal:  They're a great party.  Really liked the Liberals actually.  Parents supported the Liberals so I do.  They are the best party we have.

Christian:  Interesting, is that party of your heart though?

Xal: I guess.  I mean you know Clint Maestorm was the best president we have had in eons.

Christian:  He was a good administrator I will give him that.  Where did you grow up?

Xal:  I'm from the California province. Grew up on Baja 11 by the grid speak.  Locally we call it Baja the western sunset planet of the golden galactic beach, way past the place where the Kaelog meet the time..and you know how the rest of that goes..

Christian:  Yeah the whole name takes a few million years to say to say right?

Xal:  I don't even know the whole name.

Christian:  That's what you get for living in a colossal cosmos.  What's the shorthand among the local youth?

Xal:  We're from Baja in the Cal Ripkin Galaxy.

Christian:  (laughs)  Oh my, there are like a trillion of those.  Best stick to the local neighborhood with that idea.

Xal: Well the dialect gives away our exact location to anyone who is over a million years old.

Christian:  Yes, but you have to be a million years old to know.

Xal:  You testing me out boss?

Christian:  Na, just talking to you on your level Xal.  It's not at easy being over a million you know.

Xal:  Well that's very polite of you.  I assume you've got me figured out then.

Christian:  (laughs)  I would never presume that.  I do like having translators around I must say.  How good is your dialectical precision for the slavic languages?

Xal:  About as good as it is for Neoenglish.  You sound like you grew up in the Georgia province probably around Atlanta 300ish or so.

Christian:  Oh my, you are good.  Let's see if you can get closer.

Xal: Well I'd say probably the early 300's which fits with your position in society being a major company head.

Christian:  Good go on.

Xal:  I'd also say based on the inflection of your "o"s that you probably are from 311 or 319.  Maybe 333, but I'm thinking the only way that would be is if you were born in the northern suburbs.  Do you know the poem of the Epic Southerner and can you recite it?

Christian:  Upon my soul I gave my hand.
To every heart under the sand.
To lift out the withered bunch.
Who sat there fearing the mindless crunch.

I row and row upon my days
And endless rhythm to the old and grey.
I swear upon that sad old dream
Which dried up on the river stream.

Upon the Shanandoah we marched in stead
To hold off the dirty old Lincoln and his head.
We said no to him and his dark maze
But gave upon the dreary river a stand.

Oh Shandandoah..many ways we see.
A liberty for you and a liberty for me.
Oh Shandandoah..many ways there are.
We die for her, we die for him, and in all the ways we saw.

There we stood all bunched around.
The old bunch who still lived above the ground.
We knew our days were numbered still
And we fought for the Republic which we knew so well.

Xal: (laughing)

Christian:  Hold on now I'm not done.

All is one in our hearts when we gave our lives.
We knew what we fought for and died.
It was one Republic, one Republic true.
Not for me and not for you.

For the stars and the worlds and seas of the loves
For the dreams and the thoughts and sounds of our turns
We knew there was only one Republic true
It was our republic not the red, white, or blue.

The greys we stay in true philosopher's way
We live and breathe by the Socratic creed
But we go down by strength of Spartan need
And in so we grip our steely resolve

And our poison be our muskets volley
Into the hearts of those who would take
Our rights to be free, our rights to be we.
No, no.  We charge into the night.

Xal:  Do you know the Northern Retort too?

Christian:  Slaves, slaves a million slaves
They built their lies on the back of blacks
Philosopher poets with a dark underhand
Oppressing their beautiful human hands.

They lie, and lie, and lie some more.
Millions crushed underneath the bore
Of a million haters burning strong
Behind the banner of a false and bitter song.

Oh humanity, Oh Amerika.
One Republic true to her heart.
We stand by the warriors of love
To shatter the shackles upon the hearth.

Our hammer true, our faces grim.
We face this demon with a mind for Him.
We break these chains for the good of man.
And to free our Republic, our one Republic.

By the red, white, and blue
We are all true.
None can stand by and watch.
We must all join in in the battle hymn.

Love, love for the one Republic
Hearts of the one turned to Him.
All of the worlds are watching and watching.
And waiting for the stream of lights.

Shattered, shattered we all are so.
Brother against brother, why must it be so?
Why are they blind, why are they sick?
Why do they fight for what must be a dick.

Xal: (laughs)  I forgot that line.

Christian:  Hey now you're interrupting.

One Republic, one Republic strong.
Held high in Liberty's song.
Underneath the Prophets, underneath the Saints.
Now we go to join them for the name of Him.

Beauty and honor is all we will know
Our blood the tears of widows
Our pain the pain of orphans
Our sacrifice the sacrifice of martyrs.

Our great howl is the cry of "no".
There shall not be a slave.
There shall not be a breach.
There shall not be a separate moment.

Our Republic will be one Republic
One Republic strong
For the liberated dreamer
For the honorable throng.

And that horrible beast, the demon greed
By our hand will it cease to be.
We will drive it from the land
We will drive it from the sea.

If we must drive it from the stars
Then so it must be.
We will fight in the fields
We will fight in the sands.

But we will not let the darkness
Hold down our brother man
In shackles and in terror
In silence and in lust.

No harm to woman
No harm to any of us.
By our blood we are champions
We make our mark strong and true.

We are warriors of liberty
We are warriors of the red, white, and blue.

Whew.  And it goes on from there.

Xal:  You're definetly from Atlanta 333.  No doubt.  In fact I'd say you're from Marietta prefect specifically.

Christian:  Now you see why we hired you Xal.  Excellent job.  What gave it away?

Xal:  Your perfect inflection of verbs and the fact it sounds like someone likes poetry in that part of the universe.

Christian:  (laughs)  Indeed.  So it is.

Xal:  So then who was right?  Isn't that the question?

Christian:  Oh you're a brown noser aren't you?  Well what do you think?

Xal:  The moral cause was on the North, so they won.  The South made valid philosophical arguments but missed the big picture.  They probably should have just ended slavery back on Earth in that time period.

Christian:  They certainly got caught up in their greed didn't they?

Xal:  You know it's very much like the times we live in.

Christian:  Do you know about anti-federalism?

Xal:  You mean like what.

Christian:  Think about it.

Xal:  Like anarchy?  The Anarchist Party position?

Christian:  Close..

Xal:  Well I assume you're talking about the idea that localities should have a greater share of power than the central government right?  Sort of like what the Spiritual Private Party advocates most of the time.

Christian:  Well they pretend to in any case.  Roughly what they support in their confused muck partially.

Xal:  So then anti-federalism is opposed to any federal structure?  Like succession from the Republic?

Christian:  Not precisely but you're getting closer.  Secessionists are definitely anti-federalist if they don't form a federal structure of their own afterwards.

Xal:  Oh right.  Yes I guess one could technically succeed from a locality to join a federalist system or create one of your own.

Christian:  Yup.  You'd have to have a pretty good reason I would imagine though.  (smiles)

Xal:  Do you support anti-federalism?

Christian:  It all depends on the circumstances Xal.  Everything depends on the circumstances.  Something I think you'd be wise to learn.

Xal:  Well boss..

Christian:  Call me Christian, no more of this boss nonsense.

Xal:  Yes Christian.

Christian:  Now, now I expect you to think for yourself a bit.  Yes I'm technically still your boss.  But look at this as a learning experience instead of you joining the military you know.

Xal:  Right.  A little nervous.

Christian:  You'll be fine.  Breathe.

Xal:  (takes a deep breath)  Whew.  You're right I forgot.

Christian:  Happens to all of us.  What bothers me Xal is that there's a crisis brewing.

Xal:  You mean the dimensional heating and cooling of the etheric?

Christian:  That's just part of it, the core part of it.

Xal:  Yeah I can see that.

Christian:  Think about the whole political picture and explain it to yourself with all the parties as representatives of that crisis.

Xal:  Well the Liberals represent the majority consensus for sure.  They have the largest share of the vote around 40% most of the time.  The philosophical parties get like 5-10%.  The Spiritual Private Party, the SPP, gets like 35% support, but sometimes the people give them the majority once in awhile.  Then the ruling coalitions are formed with the philosophical parties like the one you like the Idealist Party in league with the majoritarian coalition parties.

Christian:  Yup.  Go on.  Why do you like to be a majoritarian?

Xal:  Well it's practical and pragmatic.  You get a governing party with a platform that offers alot to alot of people.

Christian:  But what does the Universe get in return Xal?  The Universe doesn't get a vote in those platforms.

Xal:  Well that's the Green Party position.  The rights of non-sentient animals and the rights of sentient animals and what not.

Christian:  Yeah.  When was the last time the Dragons got to vote in our elections?

Xal:  Well it's never happened.  But they have rights.

Christian:  Guaranteed to the by sentient races, especially us humans.  How convenient for us I suppose.

Xal:  I didn't know you liked the Greens.

Christian:  Ha!  Well, I like the Green position most of the time, but their leadership are a bunch of clueless hippies.  It takes more than wishy washy stuff to make it all work.  As an Idealist I totally understand the Greens, because they represent the ideal of compassion and survival.

Xal:  But there's the Survivalist Party covers that end.

Christian:  Survivalists are too individualistic.  They don't consider the greater good most of the time.  They had some good leaders awhile back when they scored big in that one election.  But they are too focused on me first usually.  Now when they talk about collective survival, that's when they make philosophical and common sense.  They are often like the anarchists because they don't know what comes next.  Try talking to most of them about federalism vs. antifederalism and you'll inevitably get the attitude that you can't have any sort of consensus about how to run everything.

I want what's mine is the typical attitude of the Survivalist Party, and then I want to blow everything up is the typical attitude of the Anarchists.

Xal:  Yeah that's why I didn't vote for them, they seem a little imbalanced.  The Syndicalists are much more reasonable.

Christian:  Syndicalists get that Anarchy and Survival are not the best ideals.  You know the debate about ideals right?

Xal:  Yeah which is the greatest ideal?  I think it's consensus for the good of society.

Chrisitian:  That's why you're a Liberal.  That's what Liberals believe.  But is consensus for the good of society really the best ideal?  What about the Universe?  What about the rights of non-sentients?

Xal:  Well you could then say the greatest ideal is what is best for the Universe?

Christian:  Do you think that question should be decided by the mortal sentients of the cosmos?  Are humans the deciders of that greatest ideal?

Xal:  Oh you're talking about the Living Ideal.

Christian:  Yes. The Living Ideal is the only one that matters.  We call that Life.

Xal:  Are you a member of a church?

Christian: I grew up going to the Church of Good regularly.  Then I explored the Church of Knowledge.  I thought about it alot.

Xal:  So then is Life the greatest ideal?

Christian:  What do you think?

Xal:  Hmm.  I don't know really.  It makes sense, but at the same time it's too simplistic.  I mean what do we really know about Life?

Christian:  It goes on.

Xal:  Does it?  What about death?

Christian:  That's for some for sure, and all eventually.

Xal:  You know one of the dark churches teaches that Death is the ultimate true virtue.

Christian:  Oh my.  And how do you feel about that?

Xal:  I'm not too into that idea.

Christian:  Well we'll count you among the reasonable then.

Xal:  What do you suppose all that is about?

Christian:  It's one of the things that bothers me Xal.  There are some very disturbed beings in our Universe.

Xal:  So you don't believe in Heaven?

Christian:  Not as they tell it to us.  I've never experienced anything like what they claim is real.  Now if you try some Ayhauasca it might convince you that you have the answers for a minute.  But, in the end you know you're lying to yourself just more creatively.

Xal:  Hmm.  Never had that stuff.  Hey are you a member of the Temples?

Christian:  No.  I never bought into the idea that you have to pick one path and then master it perfectly in order to attain something.  It always sounded too good to be true in you know what I mean.  NeoBuddhism never appealed to me greatly.

Xal:  Never really studied the matter.  But I've heard of it.

Christian:  It's a long story.  A long time ago on Earth a master taught the 78 aspects of our emotional nature.  26 of these are the light aspects.  Some interpreted this to mean that each light aspect had to be picked as a path and the initiate was supposed to follow the teachings of the temple to achieve a perfect realization of what that ideal represented.

Xal:  Are those 26 ideals?

Christian:  Not really.  They are not really values either.   Take Love for instance.  You don't know what Love is through what you do or what you pick.  It's not something that can be explained to you.  You can't read it in a book.  That's the problem I have with the 26 Temples.  They think you can get there by doing things and reading things.  Life doesn't work that way.  The Mystery is bigger than the control we wish to have over it.

Xal:  Hmm.  Ok.

Christian:  They are all avoiding something, the core of the truth of who they are.  It's a clever ruse for sure, and one that is easy to make.  But in the end it's all a deception, the practice of a perfect practice.  That's why it's like all Buddhist traditions.  It's a more sophisticated way to spend your life safely in a temple with like minded people.  It's more a social club than a real teaching.

Xal:  What do you suppose happened to the real teaching?

Christian:  Don't know for sure.  Makes you think someone got rid of it doesn't it?

Xal:  Huh?  Like who.

Christian:  Don't know for sure.  It's almost as if someone doesn't want us to know something about ourselves.

Xal:  Christian, that's sounds like a conspiracy theory.

Christian:  Don't you believe in conspiracy?

Xal:  Not really.  I mean who would waste their time erasing the instructions for people to learn?

Christian:  Fascists.

Xal:  There aren't any fascists out there.  They were all wiped out eons ago.

Christian:  No Xal, there are always Fascists somewhere.  Just think.  What is Fascism?

Xal:  It's a military system usually.  It tends to have one guy or gal running it.  It demands conformity to the leader's opinion.  It crushes all opposition to that leader ruthlessly.  It's like the leader's personal loyalty club, a band of followers who do what the leader wants.

Christian:  In return for what?

Xal:  Power.  Getting more of it.

Christian:  Why?

Xal:  I suppose it's that power is addictive.  They like the right to decide the fate of others.

Christian:  Then how can you tell there is a Fascist system?  Do you think it's a coincidence that the word Fascist sounds very much like Face?  The Face of what?

Xal:  The face of evil?

Christian: (laughs) Evil is everywhere where it's not noticed.  Too easy Xal, too easy.  It's just not that easy.

Xal:  The face of the leader?  The face of someone's ego?

Christian:  Now you are getting it.  The face of someone's ego.  And?

Xal:  The loyalty to that one face..oh..like Val Needo's party, the Needoists.

Christian:  And what do the Needoists stand for?

Xal:  That Needo is always right by what I can tell.

Christian:  Well now.  What if Needo tomorrow decides that what is right is to sack New Washington and turn himself into a Emperor?

Xal:  Well he wouldn't do that.  He's a pacifist.

Christian:  Sure he is.  And I'm a librarian.

Xal:  You don't believe him.

Christian:  Any man or woman with a personal cult following that believes that their leader is always right and never wrong are headed for trouble.  Eventually that leader is going to want that idea validated in some way that is twisted.  It always happens in history that way.  Most people don't pay attention, but the wise are always paying attention.

Xal:  Wow.  I would never have considered Needo a fascist.  He preaches peace and love.  He says everyone should be nice to one another.

Christian:  And how many wives does he have again?

Xal:  I thought it was like 350 at last count.

Christian:  Yup peace and love for his dick.

Xal: (laughs for a prolonged minute)  I guess so.  But he's not going to take over with his band of hippies is he?

Christian:  You'd be surprised at what a band of armed hippies can do if they believe their leader is right and they have to defend him from other people who think he is wrong.

Xal:  What about the Communists?

Christian:  I can respect them as long as they are dedicated to the ideal and not the man or woman leading them.

Xal:  Oh I see.  Yeah that makes sense.

Christian:  That's what being an idealist is about Xal.  It's not about me.  Always remember that if you choose to join the party.  Let's relax a bit before Borisov shows up, enough talking for now.  Glad to have you here, you're a life saver.

Xal:  Thanks Christian.  You're really intense.

Christian:  I'll try and go easy on the philosophy for a bit for your sake Xal.  Let's eat something.

Several others join Christian and Xal in the company mess hall for a quick bite.  They then decide to relax in the office for a bit.  Borisov, of course, was late about an hour.  But when he arrived, there was a great discussion about what to do about the Idealists and the upcoming vote on the Green Party's position in the House.

Cosmic Amerika: The Republic in Peril Chapter 1

Cosmic Amerika: The Republic in Peril

A story from the Mendelbrot Universe

by Chris Freely 

Chapter 1 - The Rise of Homo Sapiens

Xal Mezdeck entered New Washington with high hopes and a cheery grin.  He had just gotten his first major job as a translator.  He spoke perfect Bulgarian and Russian which were considered the best two skills to have as a translator.  The Russo-Bulgar Imperial Hegemony was the 2nd strongest state in the known universe outside of the mysterious Cosmic Tree that occupied the center of the known cosmos.  No one could speak to those beings, but it was relatively easy to speak with fellow humans who could at least pronounce in similar fashion.  Not that he or anyone in the capital had even seen much of who lived in that intimidating region of space.

They only knew it existed because three thousand kingdoms of strange species lived on the borders of the cosmic tree and kept it safe from the barbarians who lived outside it.  These beings, Haftasians, Bornithians, Kalimar, Obvestiraks, and thousands of others, were at least approachable.  They even occasionally traded out as far as New Washington on a good day.  But, for the most part, the politics of the vast regions of space surrounding the Cosmic Tree were ruled by humans and species who had come to accept the dominance of homo sapiens as the latest in a string of countless species who had risen and fallen with the tides of fate as the dominant species of the Outer Cloud.

The Outer Cloud was a name given to the region ruled by the 100 human space nations by the powerful beings of the Arkalkian Front.  Rumors said that the region of the Cosmic Tree were dominated by 8 species of hyper powerful ancient beings.  But humans weren't new to the scene, they had been around for as long.  They had just taken their sweet time growing.  And the rewards were that they had come to be the most powerful of the species of the Outer Cloud.  While there were literally decillions of other relatively dominant species that shared this space in cooperation with their human neighbors, it was time for humans.

Xal was appreciative of this as it made New Washington flood with more money than anyone anywhere could even think of spending easily. Xal wanted to be here, at the center of the political circus that could only be found in New Washington.  The recorded history of the Republic was long and proud.  It had risen from the ashes of the old order on the backs of countless humans rising up demanding the right to live free of monarchs and oligarchs.  Those monarchs, symbolized by the Emperors and Empresses of the Russian-Bulgarian Imperial Regime, as complex as it was, had a tendency of making things too much about them over the longer hall of history.

In this the Amerikans had kept alive a tradition of Republican or Democratic governance that stayed with them from ancient history.  Rumor was that all homo sapiens had ultimately descended from the same 120 nation root stock of a small planet far, far away.  This planet, generally called Earth in most histories, had long since disappeared from the face of the cosmos.  Long ago, the humans had existed only on this planet and had spread out to visit other galaxies.  Eventually, as the legends told, another group of humans came into being who fought with the ancestors of those who lived in their present day and age.  The legends said that group of humans was destroyed.  They were often referred to as the Elect in the legends.

The history generally states that the Elect and the rest of humanity were at war for a relatively long period of time as far as such tiny conflicts were concerned.  But, a great and terrible power, often referred to as the Red Death came and annihilated everything.  Humanity was enslaved, but a few humans managed to escape or eventually overthrow their oppressors with other species in the eons to follow.  When they had finally freed themselves, the Elect were gone.  The ruins of their worlds, whatever was left of them, testified to a sudden disappearance of their whole civilization.  No records were ever found explaining what happened.  The surviving human beings then broke up and traveled slowly throughout the cosmos for many, many eons in separate groups, but in the same general direction as the cosmic winds dictated.

From the original 120 nation root stock, it is believed that about half of the nations of humanity survived.  French, Amerikans, English, Russians, Bulgarians, Nigerians, Brazilians, and others lived in separate spheres of influence until the rising tide of the human populations formed cosmic nations.  And humans were no longer breaking the cosmic law for the great enslavement had taught all the survivors one thing, don't piss off the Archons.

Yes, the most controversial topic in the universe is the story of the Archons.  The species that get the idea implied by the Archons understand how to live correctly.  You can find species that have learned the lesson or tragically relearned the lesson clearly by their amazing ability to be subtle and gentle about all things.  Even the stubborn Amerikans and French had learned.  And the humans no longer attacked other species but slowly allowed themselves the natural growth that the Elect had for so long tried to get then to understand.  It had simply taken the deaths of 99.5% of them to accomplish that tragic lesson from the Red Death.

Cosmic law dictates that all species have a chance to grow.  Each species rights are determined by its Archons and their karmic history.  The Archons are that which we were before we were what we are for sub-sentient, semi-sentient, and sentient species which includes all manner of intelligent creatures capable of using technology, writing records, and developing basic civilization.  The law of the Archons is based upon the law of the Stars which dictates that all Stars are alive and are Archons.  As such one cannot simply go in and strip a star of its core because you want some more free energy.

Sure, that sort of stuff won't get you in trouble right away.  But the minute your civilization does it, something like the Red Death is going to happen to you.  Apparently Stars feel and don't like dying so you can only utilize their power slowly and consciously to minimize the pain the stars feel from dying.  You have to make their dying an enjoyable act rather than murdering them in cold blood.  This was greeted with uproariously laughter by our arrogant ancestors, and even today the rising tide of atheist rejection promises to put us right in the path of the next Red Death.

When a Star Child is killed, as the Archonist Spiritualists insist, it's spirit goes into the void and gathers its karma for the time of reckoning.  Then it attaches its spirit to a force like that at the edge of the cosmos, the wild regions where anything goes because energy is not so guaranteed.  There it builds an empire because it was a powerful spirit, and from there it comes to get you.  As soon as it remembers who you were, you're done.  The Star Child revenant is merciless. 

It's actually a very complex doctrine though as the Star Child revenant is technically also the revenant of all the species and beings that die off because your civilization went off and snuffed out a star.  The conscious civilizations of the Cosmos attempt to keep track of all their karma through conscious action so as to avoid this fate, but every once in awhile the system breaks down for complex reasons that are never all that clear to the one's going through the breaking down.

The Red Death, when it came for our ancestors, was a massive swarm of mostly insectisoid species (the fact it was insectisoids was for no particular reason other than that's the way it happened for humanity in its cosmic infancy) that devoured and enslaved the entire region of space where humans had lived.  The invasion was overwhelming and nearly impossible to combat once it reached the human region of space as the larger powers had all but been destroyed by the time it reached us.  We had been warned that it would happen.  The Archons decided to settle some old disputes and humanity was on the list of the species who had offended some Star Child or sentient Archon from an ancient lineage who had called in all his or her favors for a chance go get even.  And get even they did.

But that's the great lesson of the cosmos.  Every 200 cycles the Archons are going to have a fight about some stupid stuff that hadn't been settled properly.  Every 2000 cycles the Archons are going to fuck themselves up royally in a genocidal bloodbath.  And once in awhile the whole universe is just going to get vaporized too.  They do mention that as an option as well.  Though, that's really rare they insist.

Apparently it's up to everyone to keep everyone calm, but when everyone's karmic shit hits the fan at once there is no keeping anyone calm.  That's the way these big wars get started.  That's all Xal could remember from school about these sorts of things.  Xal thought sometimes about the big picture, but for the most part he wasn't really all that strict about the way his life was conducted.  There wasn't really a big war going on, and everything seemed smooth.  He was glad he got his translation job.

He loved Neoslavic history.  Dominated by the Russian and slightly smaller Bulgarian nations, the Neoslavic Democratic Empire had been the pinnacle of human development.  Other slavic nations including Czechs, Poles, and Serbs as well as later offshoots of the original five nation stocks made up half the population of the Neoslavic Democratic Empire.  The fascinating rise to power of Georgi the Absolute was one of the most stunning military and political achievements of human history.

Georgi the Absolute had created the Neoslavic Democratic Empire in a single lifetime of work.  He had united the entire Outer Cloud through a lightening military conquest of the most extraordinary brilliance.  Following the laws of the cosmos perfectly he had avoided any errors in the exercise of his karmic rights to uphold the Laws of the Cosmos.  What was before a corrupted decadent mess became a perfectly immaculate order of the highest simplicity and elegance.  The Neoslavic Democratic Empire then opened up diplomatic ties to the mysterious Arkalkian Front.  Georgi even visited the capitals of the Arkalkian Front on a diplomatic mission though what happened on that visit remains unknown except at the highest ranks of Bulgar-Russian society.

After the visit a peace existed throughout the known cosmos and trade from the Front was actually begun throughout the Neoslavic Democratic Empire.  This lasted through the entire period of the 3rd human peace, the longest of the three by a small factor.  Like the Chinese-Isreali-Egyptian Spiritual Order and the English-Indian Hindu-Buddhist Alliance before them, the Neoslavic Empire ruled an epoch of human history dominated by the nations of particular tribes, the Slavic tribes in this case, especially the Russian and Bulgarian.

The third peace is also called the 3rd Golden Age of Humanity.  During this period the Neoslavic Democratic Empire had countless Emperors and Empresses and went through a trillion complete formal geopolitical cycles and another two trillion informal ones.  Each of these cycles took eons upon eons to complete.  For all intents and purposes one could sit and study just one of these cycles for a typical google years lifespan and not learn all the history involved.  Xal was only 150.  This was his very first job and he was basically a just fertilized egg from the point of view of how long he would be expected to live.

Xal knew nothing.  He knew he knew nothing.  But in New Washington, there were lots and lots of young people just like him.  While the machinery of the state was run by the elders, every 100 years a new crop of young humans just like him who showed real talent were given a century of service in the capital in the hopes that one day some of them would develop their talents sufficiently to become members of the administration.  Make no mistake, the administration was vast.  New Washington was a mega-planet in a mega-domain.  It was the 3rd largest planet in the Outer Cloud in fact and the people who lived on it were not extremely ordinary due to the nature of the system.

Like other mega-planets New Washington had a mega-star and those who could live on New Washington were only the most advanced human beings in the cosmos.  Only beings who could survive the horrid gravity could even set foot on the planet.  The planet itself was covered in a massive supercity that was over 250 kilometers deep.  The total population was colossal of which 20% were each century's young intern class.  It was the policy of educating the future leadership in mass this way that was an innovation of the Washington system.

 It was this innovation, perhaps more than any other, that allowed for the rise to power of the Amerikan Democratic Republic.  When the Golden Age of the Russio-Bulgars came to an end with a series of warmongering rulers with a taste for repression, the old system that they had used, the Georgi System, ceased to function due to the pressures from the military class that convinced the Emperor and Empress to press for cultural monothemism.  When the other human nations were asked to abandon their cultural systems for the Russio-Bulgar one, they revolted.  The Neoslavic Democratic Empire collapsed due to its democratic faction opposing its imperial faction.  Even the other slavic groups in the Empire refused to go along with this idea as they wished to retain their own cultural traditions.

The Georgi Code was thus violated, as he had predicted on his death bed, by the last fools that must rise somewhere.  The Neoslavic Democratic Empire eventually came back together again, but the now competing Washington system looked increasingly more free.  Only slavic nations remained within the Empire.  But the Empire was in its decline.  What finally did it in was the shortage of Kwarizite to power its might.  For too long had the Empire over-exploited the existing supplies of resources in the central part of its region.  Now the energy supplies were far more abundant elsewhere, so with the decline in military power guaranteed and with a shortage of talent, it became a dinosaur compared with the newer systems around it.

Due to the size of the Empire it was still the 2nd largest and most powerful of human nations due to its gargantuan standing fleets and forces, but it lacked the Washington system to train leaders effectively and lacked the energy resources to fight any long protracted wars.  As such, it remained the cultural heart of humanity while lacking the physical power that it once commanded.

All across New Washington one could see video posters proclaiming the greatness of democracy or the republic.  Eighty cosmic human nations came to meet in the Amerikan Galaxy, the center of all political activity in the new Amerikan era.   This is the way it had been since the great victory at the Battle of Freedom against the Neoslavic Empire in which the Amerikans and her allies had struck the final blow for the rights of human culture to be self determined.  For countless eons had this new regime been the way with the two human superpowers at peace after this great battle.

Yet everything wasn't right.  There was another Human Empire that had existed before the Chinese-Isreali-Egyptian one who was the first one that had truly become the dominant power of the Outer Cloud.  It was called Cosmic Atlantis.  This terrible power was one of the most evil regimes of all time.  After it was destroyed by the allies of the Arkalkian Front, a few seeds of Atlantean society had survived.  Ruins of it were left in the dread regions.  The northern tip of the Bonazza void was where one could still find these remnants.  It also had outcroppings in the Black Lagoon, another terrifying cosmic neighborhood.  The worst elements survived on DeTheKe, the dark forest megaplanet, where the imprisoned consciousness of dark beings were kept alive as undead machines.  It was from these dread regions that dark societies had secretly taken root.

These areas were forbidden and known as the Forbidden Zone.  DeTheKe had been the a capital of one of the Cosmic Atlantis societies where slaves from all over the universe had been gathered before being sold off to whoever was willing to buy them.  One unfortunate day they happened to have kidnapped members of the Ring Kingdoms allied to the Arkalkian Front, and this was when the Arkalkian Front found out what had been happening.  The result was the quick and decisive destruction of Cosmic Atlantis by several Ring Kingdom militaries for kidnapping and slavery which were called forbidden crimes.

The forces of the Cosmic Tree left behind only the cosmic Atlantis societies that were deemed pure.  The rest were subject to cultural non-genocidal extermination.  Luckily only about 2% of the Atlantis societies were deemed corrupted.  But the Atlantis military machine that resisted was destroyed so Cosmic Atlantis lost its hold over the rest of humanity in humiliation for they had allowed a part of their society to become so corrupted to be called dark beyond redemption by the cosmic peace keepers of the Cosmic Tree.  This event occurred during a war between the Arkalkian Front and what is generally referred to as the League of the Agitant.  The Agitant was held responsible for allowing the Outer Cloud for falling into irredeemable darkness already for other crimes the Front had discovered including small instances of true genocide.

The Agitant had been the dominant non-human power before it and Cosmic Atlantis were obliterated.  Periodically these events happened in cosmic history.  The cosmic peacekeepers attacked whenever genocide, slavery, or kidnapping were detected.  As a final lesson, the Ring Kingdoms, on behalf of the spiritual races in the Cosmic Tree and its immediate vicinity, lifted up Basic Law texts from the younger races cultures or aligned them correctly to wise races in their vicinity who could teach them the way of the Archons of Good.  With this solution, the matter was resolved as far as the Cosmic Tree powers were concerned.

Cosmic Atlantis had held sway over only about 1% of the territory of the Outer Cloud.  It was early in human cosmic history.  It had been a trading empire dominated by a close knit group of priests and priestesses.  While it had converted the elite to following its religion, the majority of humanity had retained their national identities from previous periods of human history and so revolted after half of the Cosmic Atlantis military machine was destroyed.  The other half of the military joined the rebels  and a new order was begun.  But without a strong central administration, the time of The Blending began when humans and non humans grouped together in multispecies political institutions.  The Blending was as long as the next three great eras and the times between them put together.  Humans played by the rules and as the succession of species moved forward at the end of the Blending, humans became more and more numerous by cosmic right and the agreement of the other species.

It was during the Blending that an odd war occurred right before that time period ended.  Some big shot from the Cosmic Tree decided to take a joy ride through the entire Outer Cloud and stirred up a great deal of animosity because of his opinions on the way the Outer Cloud was being managed.  Fearing an attack from the Ring Kingdoms and the Arkalkian Front, the vast majority of the Outer Cloud joined forces and started another war against the Cosmic Tree, a preemptive war because they assumed they had been declared irredeemably dark not quite realizing that the big shot had not been in fact mandated to speak for the mysterious administration of the Cosmic Tree proper.

It was learned during this time just how long the Cosmic Tree had been there and how many wars like the one that was fought had happened.  Apparently the records of the Outer Cloud are wiped out periodically due to the fact that most of it evaporates due to natural cosmic changes periodically.  This was something called Cosmic Winter.

The Coalition of the Outer Cloud managed to defeat the Ring Kingdoms partially but the Arkalkian Front showed up big time at the end of it.   There was a massive argument between the leaders of the Front at this time when the big shot showed up and explained to them the condition of the Outer Cloud and the risks apparently he felt he had found.  The war was fought knowingly.  But at the end of the first phase of the war is when IT happened.  The Great Cosmic Calamity during which most of the records in the Outer Cloud were destroyed.  What it was, no one knows for sure, as everyone who saw it didn't talk about it.  For some reason humanity remained untouched during this event, but 1/4 of the light in the Outer Cloud went out and them came back over a few quadrillion years.

The Great Cosmic Calamity was never really explained to most of the races of the cosmos, though whoever lived in the Cosmic Tree knew what was going on.  It was Archon business for sure, that much was clear.  What can be said is that a massive war took place that ended in the Great Cosmic Calamity.  There were no less than 9204 full scale assaults from the Coalition of the Outer Cloud which included 90% of the species in the Cloud and probably 98% of its firepower against the Arkalkian Front.  But the Arkalkian Front hardly batted an eye even though they probably lost 40% of their forces according to most records of the participating species. 

At the end of the war came the darkening of the Cosmos.  According to many superstitious beliefs it was caused by the big shot from the Cosmic Tree visiting the Black Lagoon, the Bonazza Void, and DeTheKe in succession.  Whatever he had discovered there triggered the dark curse of cosmic doom that had been rumored to be hidden in the depths of DeTheKe.  The shadow spread outwards and touched everyone who participated in the war.  But the local extraterrestrial powers along with the human side refused to participate in the war.  For some reason the mysterious big shot never visited the human region of space.  Why this was has never been discovered.  Most people think it was because of whatever he found on DeTheKe.

After the Great Cosmic Calamity ended, there were rumors of space monsters, cosmic hurricanes, electron poltergeist, replicator machine swarms, fire creatures, fire bacteria plagues, physical-etheric phase shifts, and a host of ridiculous notions to explain it.  Again, none of the races of the cosmos that had experienced the brunt of whatever happened said anything, so something special happened.  Whatever it was humanity lost out, though most would prefer not to know about what it was that they missed out on since obviously it had to be something quite horrible indeed.

Not that anyone in New Washington really believed in any of that bullshit.  Most everyone here was a realist, and most were sure it wasn't going to happen to us.  It couldn't.  Amerikans were lucky.  And lucky people don't have bad things happen.  Most people think all those old tales were just made up anyway.

After the Blending, which ended shortly after the Great Cosmic Calamity, humanity began to expand from about 1% of the cosmic population to about 30%.  During this period, the Great Expansion, humans entered all parts of the Outer Cloud.  Before they had been pinned to one small area encompassing about 5% of the Outer Cloud.  Now they were in just about every corner of the Outer Cloud.

This period occurred very quickly and with the agreement of most of the races of the cosmos.   This whole process raised a few eyebrows.  It was as if the Gods, Goddesses, and Archons had smiled on humanity and given them a green light to achieve a destiny.  There were even those who said the Cosmic Calamity had been engineered by Yod-HeH-VaV-HeH and Thaia to allow for the other races of the cosmos to see humanity's special quality.  These people tended to be Jewish, who followed the many names of Yod-HeH-VaV-HeH and Thaia all the way from Earth, if you believe them.  It was, though, these Jews who rose the 1st Human Cosmic Empire with the support of the Egyptian and Chinese powers who had their own version of the myths of creation.

No one denied them their place in history that's for sure.  It was said that the cosmos was ruled by Yod-HeH-VaV-HeH and Thaia, not necessarily in that order.  Under them was the great Egyptian pantheon of Goddesses and Gods and the 26 Chinese Archons lead by the Circle of 10,000 Philosophers serving Kuan Yin, The Eternal Emperor, and the Twin Dragons of the Eternal Tao.   Through the Kabbalah and the Tree of Life the whole of the cosmic mystery could be known.  This ancient tradition lead to the architectural height of cosmic human civilization, the Age of Pyramids, Palaces, and Monuments.

This order fell away with time.  But all of humanity was ruled by these traditions for a long time among the elite even in nations that had little to do with this cultural heritage.  The English-Indian HinduBuddhist Alliance eventually formed in the aftermath of the fall of the great Isreali-Egyptian-Chinese culture during a period of Cosmic Winter.

The second society built up great writings including magnificent fiction.  Many ideas were considered on karma and the understanding of the ring cycle of the Gods/Goddesses/Archons and the human beings and other sentients who were the focus of all of creations work.  It was during the 3rd period that emphasis on humanity became totally dominant to the exclusion of the older versions of mysticism.  The NeoSlavic Democratic Empire was a human experience more-so than the prior eras, though the trends began with the 2nd peace of the English-Indian HinduBuddhist period.

In cosmic Amerika, the ideas we believe in are complex.  We believe that democracy and the republic are the heart and soul of creation's administration.  It is this idea, we feel, that has been ignored by more elitist schools of thought such as those of the other three major regimes of cosmic human history.  While we recognize the God/Goddess and Archons as the powers behind the scenes, we concur with the Neoslavic belief that sentients and their decisions dominate the experience of the universe and the lives of sentients are the critical lives, the home of the universal conscience where the battle between good and evil is decided.  But cosmic Amerika is a place where we don't allow religion into politics so even though most Amerikans follow a number of religions none of these ideas are considered important to what it is to be an Amerikan.

Tomorrow Xal would start his translating job for Anglo-Russio-Bulgar Peace, a Tetragramatron Metagalactic Industrial Partners company.  Lead by the charismatic Christian Matreya, the TetraGramATron group was a consortium dedicated to the cosmic peace and order.  It was also heavily involved in the politics of the New Washington League of Idealists, one of the smaller parties in the capital, but one heavily backed by the Society of Mystery which ran the Churches of Good and Knowledge who were those who followed the path of either conscience or divine thought.  These churches also held together alot of people who were just hoping for a better version of tomorrow.  He was looking forward to starting his new life.