Saturday, September 6, 2014

The New World Order

The Eight Sentences:

Dahl continued their conversation, “Did you hear what the President said last week at the meeting of the Bilderbergers?”
“I don’t listen to Presidents, but are you speaking about his comments regarding the commoners?”
“Yes, let me paraphrase it, ‘Ordinary men and women are too small minded to govern their own affairs. Order and progress can only come when individuals surrender their rights to an all powerful sovereign.’”
“Yes, exactly -- you nailed it -- something we’ve been working for generations to attain is now in reach. How did you know it so well if you didn’t hear him?”
“I wrote it,” Dahl smiled and sipped his drink, “but it isn’t unique.”
“Correct, every U.S. President since Woodrow Wilson has said something similar."

The Back Story:
     [Note: Gotta work on the attribution above, but I was trying to squeeze it all into 8 lines.] 
For me, as the author, the back story began on Nov. 22, 1963 around noon. I was in the 6th grade, Miss Ola Cooper's class.
That's when I became a believer in the conspiracy theory of history. FDR's words that
"nothing in politics happens by accident" and, "If it happens in politics, it was planned that way," still resonate with me today and have influenced my writing. 
The real eye-opener was the book pictured here, None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen.
I don't try to convince readers that these conspiracies exist, I simply assume that they are real and write stories with that in mind. My characters accept master puppeteers are at work pulling the strings behind the veil. 
In my first two books, Julian Thibaut and several other characters were members of these secret groups that no longer seem to be so secret.
In the scene above, Bernard Dahl hosts a "Mr. Remington" for discussions on which string(s) to pull next.

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  1. "I wrote it."

    This line? Perfect, Chip. I can even see his smile---gave me the goosebumps, too. :)

  2. Thanks Sarah!
    It got changed during edits for this post(originally he had credited a member of his staff) and I'm glad it came out this way. I'm pleased that it got a reaction.

  3. I have to ditto Sarah's comments Chip. Loved it!

  4. Yes, agreeing with Millie and Sarah. Great line!

  5. and that's how abuse of power stars ... and I agree with Sarah, great line!

  6. Not unique, and not surprising. Brings into focus just how corrupting power can be. Nicely done, Chip. :)

  7. So true! The reason for the electoral college is that our founding fathers thought we were too stupid to vote directly. There may be something to it. Interesting snippet.

  8. I know exactly the day you mean. I was home sick when it hit the TV. Interestingly enough, Joyce is right about the electoral college. I loved the excerpt.

  9. Interesting discussion happening in the snippet today, for sure. Can't wait to see what you build onto this!

  10. No doubt about conspiracy theories after this snippet. I also adored the line "I wrote it".
    I was a little confused as to who was doing the paraphrasing and who didn't hear the speech. Otherwise this was a great 8.

  11. Boy, I agree with all of the comments here. Interesting, Chip, that your 8 sentences brought such a consensus among us. Good 8!

  12. Hum, Are they aiming at Monarchy or dictatorship? It really sounds like a conspiracy.