Novel idea: time travelling voter

Some inventor got so upset about politicians’ unrelenting attempts to impose communism, that he invented a time machine, and took one of the despots with him to the future, to make him/her himself experience the communist hell hole they were creating for citizens.

The punch line is, that they’re not traveling back in time to post-1917 Russia, but they’re travelling to post-2037 Europe (or America (north, middle or south) or whereever you wish to place this)


Novel-idea: No Napoleon

Sulppoze Napolein had not existed, or had not been as succesful as he had been; there would not have been compulsory schooling, resulting from the Battle for Jena (Prussia), the history of the (western) world would have been so different would have been so different:

So then there would not have been the conditioning of pupils to respond with delight to the Pavlovian bell at the end of every hour. Only a population conditioned as such would be good soldiers, or at least good (quiet, obedient) citizens.
Napoleon only had amateur soldiers, not professionals, but he used so any of them that Wellington, who was aware of Napoleons successes on the battlefields and had expected/hoped for a “worthy adversary” was dismayed when he discovered Napoleon’s tactics were those of a “mere pounder”

Don’t blame the Germans (novel idea)

Don’t blame the Germans for attrocities committed during/by Hitler’s regime. Because they were committed by the regime, not the people. People may have voted for Hitler, but one in power, they had no more influence on him, than did Americans who naively voted for hope and change.

Besides, it can reasonably be argued that Chamberlain started WW2, by declaring war on Hitler over the invasion of Poland – which was a bad thing, of course, but the war led directly to the invasion of all countries in the later eastern block, including Poland – which imho was worse than a (brief?) period of Hitler ruling over Poland with an Iron Cross.
Under communist rule (also socialists, remember that), Poland’s inhabitants suffered tremendously, but neighbouring countries’ inhabitants suffered equal amounts.
So what benefit had come to Poland from Chamberlain’s war over the invasion of it? They ended up occupied by a hostile foreign nation anyway, and the fighting againsttheoccupier perhaps also led to casualties.
Who knows, if after Poland, Hitler would have ordered the invasion of more countries? It would be an interesting object of study, and also for an alternative history-tale.

Imagine: a present without NATO – meaning of course, also a present without islamic counterterrorism. Since NATO was founded after the occupation of the eastern block by Stalin’s troops, in Europe; the occupation of Arabian countries by pro-western dictators, which led to 9/11.

Novel-idea: civil war

Now that government has gone off the rails, it’s anyone’s guess what’s going to happen. Statists are entirely unreasonable, unpredictable wildcards, apparently sick (in the biological sense), making them sick in the head.
Now, imagine that someone exposes (with irrefutable evidence) the government as a harmful institution. (Eg the fourth reich, or their efforts to increase the CO2-concentration which they claim is a bad thing) when someone succesfully manages to sue the government for treason or murder; this grievous insult of the glorious state will enrage statists that will go berserk and flip, going on a rampage.

Novel-idea: large military expenditures

Large military expenditures are a disturbing property of dictatorial regimes, like #communism and the #4thReich.
This brings to mind the Military-Industrial Complex (#MIC), though the matter is much deeper than that. I do not believe that the comic book proposition,that the MIC can explain each and every act of aggression, as put forward by the #left holds much validity, no doubt it plays some role, but good old-fashioned power madness is the main driver, inho.

Novel-idea: the country is run for profit

Politicians pretend to have the skill set required to run a country: a ridiculous notion: a country is a region where people are born and die; they live, eat sleep, i.e exist, there; it’s not a business that has to be run for profit – whose profit?
The profit of the extraterrestrial overlords? Or of the extradimensional overlords? Of #Ctulhu? Or a foreign nation (perhaps the #4thReich)
This would be a great idea for a  #dystopian or #horror novel; please pick this  up!, anyone

Geïnspireerd door het bericht/inspired by the post Use