I began to notice subtle differences in the briefings in the missions. With some, I was given a full rundown of the lives from beginning to end, and sometimes the detail was horrific. Other times, I was given the physicality’s of the mission, the address and routine of the subject, but little more.
And then it happened. One day I entered the timeline room with what I had began to call, "a hasty brief," and, emulating what I had watched her do, I moved my entry point to 15 years after the hit. 15 years in an un-manipulated future.
The information download was instantaneous. I had the power to do what she did. The woman whose future I was supposed to manipulate away from certain meetings and experiences, or kill, was to be inaugurated as President.
She had told me that only she could upload a brief into my mind. She had told me it was a complicated process, doing the research and bringing together the strands needed to do the hit. But here was I with information about this person - knowledge of her previous life and her future, without the need for Her... how could this be?
The -machine- the box, had arranged everything. This was the first shock. The Box was acting like a conscious entity. Where we being controlled by a higher intelligence? And why was it working against her?
I was shocked at what I had learned about the “hit.” I could see why there were gaps in my original brief, because the knowledge I had now was complete. She had wanted me to manipulate this woman’s life away from the inevitability of this Inauguration or if I found that difficult (sometimes to change a future depended on more than one event and sometimes on more than one series of events- sometimes the *inevitable* could only be delayed and therefore...) kill her.
President Vera Sophie Arrow stood behind the bullet proof glass lined podium, the wave of applause and cheers crashed against my soul and as she held up her hands, it ebbed and with every word she spoke, my soul grew and my fears about my missions solidified into an informed rebellion against Her missions.
Shouts of “Arrow! Arrow! Arrow!” rose from the crowd.
"Citizens of the world... I stand here today your servant, knowing we have a long road to travel, but confident we can do it together.
I thank President Windsor for his service to the world, and for helping us in the transition to our new programme.
76 Presidents have taken this oath, and with each, we have watched the world change and learn. Sometimes putting into practise the obvious path has been difficult, but you have given me the strength to ensure our Team changes the world to how we need it, and not how a minority want it preserved. Sometimes “remaining true to our forebears” has been negated into something they clearly did not see, and at times this great country has been the block to progress in ensuring all in the world have a fair share of what they deserve and own as citizens of this planet.
Each President has come up against a blank, solid wall of money power, preventing real change. Preventing change for those who struggle in life -those who create the wealth for the rich and powerful.
This wall must be tore down.”
There were gasps from the crowd. A slow, rumbling, rising cheer as people realised this speech was no ordinary speech. This speech was going to challenge, not capitulate. It would not be more of the same.
She held up her arms and the crowd calmed.
“The crisis the world has lived through in the past 100 plus years – a crisis of war and poverty, enslavement and division, has been the result of a war not out with our nation’s borders, but a war between those in our country with power and money and resources they can never use in even their extended lifetimes; a war against the people who create their wealth- the poor who sell their bodies for the scraps they need to survive.
President after President has capitulated in the fight to change this great country, and indeed the world, into the new age. Fighting for resources that only enrich a few has ensured this nation is the enemy of all – and I say that to make you think. We have always called “them” the enemy- the rest of the world who live outside our razor-wired borders; outside out “economic zones,“ which are, and again this will shock, in effect, our walled cities created in other lands to enslave and exploit labour and resources our elite need to keep their walled, ivory cities to themselves.
Electing me and my Team, you, the people, have done many things. You have opened your eyes to reality around you – the poverty and the pain that lies outside the Virtual Realities created to make you feel good and you have rejected the lies pumped into your homes minute by minute.
Electing me and my Team, you the people, have rejected the lies of the billionaires and trillionaires. You have rejected the lie that has you working until you are 70 and dying, while they now have augmented lifespan, some predicted to live 1000 years.
Electing me and my Team, a strong Team, a Team that is ready to fight their private armies through the donations you have made, you have rejected the lie that it is evil to work together, share our toils and share the result of that toil.
To quote the President we look back to with fondness and equal disappointment, “The time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.”
I take up that challenge. My Team and I will fight to ensure the people who built America, the labourers and the sweatshop workers, the enslaved and abused across the world, will see the fruits of these labours in a healthy, free, tolerant world. A world fit for their children in a world where their children will live 1000 years and who will see worlds beyond this planet. The days of privilege through strength, blackmail and lies is over. Capitalism has run its course and has nearly destroyed us. It has created the society that our forefathers such as Orwell, Chaplin and Fritz Lang warned us of. It has created an underclass, which have no hope of becoming anything only automatons. It has created a vast people who the liars and oppressors have named “subhuman.” Well this subhuman, this person who, through your fund raising, determination and secret fight, is here to help you wrestle the world from the worthless rich.
America, let us now begin a history that our children’s children will look back upon and say, “my forefather was brave, my foremother stood up to oppression, my great -great grand parents aimed for utopia through the myopia of lies, deceit and threats. They laid the foundations for everlasting life.”
This, America, is it. This is the day things changed. As we speak, my Team are taking over the Virtual Realities. As we speak, the owners of the economic zones are being arrested. As we speak their armies are being brought into our control. As we speak, the bank accounts and treasures of these oppressors are being seized and will be used to make your lives the true, valuable lives they should be.
Our work will take generations. But it has begun.
“Let it be said by our children's children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God's grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.”
Electing me, YOU become part of a Team. A Team that will change this world to a world in which everyone has equal rights to life, liberty and safety.
God bless America and the poor billions of the world, because today we take back what was stolen from us.
Thank you, all of you.
Let the new America begin its journey.”
I knew this woman should not be stopped. That was the first day of my rebellion. I became part of her Team, fighting for her, keeping her alive to lead the world into a better future. This timeline had to survive.
(Other Chapters of the Village - a novel in progress - can be found HERE)