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.
When 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!
I strongly feel that we need to popularize our message, by writing bestselling novels, making good movies, to prep the populace’s minds.
Why am I confident that anarchist/minarchist literature (when done well) will reach a wide audience?
Well, almost everyone I speak hates the government, they just don’t know how to get along without one yet.
Plus: take the 5 Ps of marketing:
- Purple cow (anarchist lit has a very big purple cow factor, because it’s so outrageous)
Purple cow means: you’re walking along a field with some friends, when you suddenly see a purple cow. That’s when you start prodding people: “Hey! Look at that cow there!” Anarchist literature has that in droves.
So this P really means getting others to do the marketing for you.
I feel we must emphasize the aspects of (legal) order without government / economic distress with/caused by government, not without government. And of course any other aspects that people still think they need government for: to protect us from (as if the government is willing to protect us from anything) “islamic terrorism” (which is obviously just a counter-terrorist response to western (christian) terrorism.) So by all means write a historical novel about the crusades, using bomber jets, instead of swords, and, in ordercto make it more realist: include how the attackers are compelled to attend church services in the army’s chappels, as was instated under GWB.
Or let yourself be inspired by watching “Fascism in colour” on Utube, and consider how the current right wing is trying to do the same thing with the help of islamic terrorists. And, thanks to the disgust with the left, the left as cutltivated in many, the right i qute succesful at it, too. Sheep led to the slaughter. Sadly, thrley’re taking everyone with them.
Here’s another idea that I sadly had to reject: a space ship from Earth to Mars, with colonists, arrives with one less colonist, than it left with. The mystery baffles ground control on earth. An investigator is sent via a second ship (carrying supplies or whatever), but meets with resistance on Mars.
What really happened was: somewhere behind the moon (the gravity of which was used to slingshot the space ship to Mars, one of the colonists woke out of hibernation and flused the body of the sleeping the politician that was to rule over te new colony, out the airlock, in order to give the colony a chance to survive/flourish.
Isadly gave up on this idea, because it was too extreme (I found it hilarious myself, but realized it was maybe too much asked to find a sufficiently large readership to make it worthwhile) Still, I wish you all the best with this idea, dear writer!