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Good Residents: Is This How Freedom Ends in America?

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Please get pleasure from this excerpt from my new work of brief fiction. You’ll be able to seize the total story right here.

To Whom It Might Concern:

In case you are studying this doc, it means one among two issues. It might imply that you simply need to understand how the world as we knew it ended. Or, maybe it means I’m not in a position to shield these notes, which is able to discover me both useless, at a re-education camp, or quickly to be in a kind of grim circumstances.

I need to write this down whereas I nonetheless keep in mind all of it clearly. Each single day, some occasion is erased from our collective reminiscence as a society. It disappears from the web. It will get scrubbed from historical past, by no means to be spoken of once more. Generally, it’s onerous to recall how issues have been earlier than this.

Again after I was a toddler, we didn’t have the web. All of our data got here from books. Don’t get me incorrect. I beloved it when the web grew to become extensively used as a result of I had all of the data on the earth proper there on a tool the dimensions of my hand. However maybe eliminating the onerous copies is the place we first started to go incorrect. We had bodily encyclopedias that documented the occasions and findings of our time. In some ways, this was so significantly better as a result of phrases written on paper stay static.  Phrases on paper keep the identical, the incidents documented don’t instantly rewrite themselves, and the pictures don’t get altered to turn out to be extra acceptable to some group sooner or later.

However that isn’t how issues labored out. The web, whereas it was additionally the important thing to an unlimited world of information and gave us the power to attach with folks world wide, is one thing that’s fluid. We used to warn our children to watch out what they posted as a result of the web was endlessly. Then sooner or later, that was not true. At the least not for these in cost. It grew to become a automobile for rewiring historical past that even Orwell, at his most dystopically inventive, might by no means have imagined.

So, I’m placing this all down the old school method, utilizing pen and paper. Someday, possibly it will assist somebody to grasp what occurred to us.

Right here’s every little thing I keep in mind.

The Apocalypse began not with a show-stopping bang however with a quiet, sibilant whisper. It got here not on a pale horse, however over the web, on the day that every little thing, all over the place, fell below the purview of “the federal government’s enterprise” and was enforced by The Algorithms. All of us grew to become topic to a collection of formulation and calculations that monitored us, analyzed us, made predictions about us, dominated us, and punished us after we strayed.  This was how we grew to become Good Residents.

At first, it didn’t really feel like an Apocalypse. It felt like a rescue.

However then, like an abusive boyfriend who love-bombed you to the purpose you had nothing and no person however him, instantly that assist was cloying, controlling…and harmful.

Should you didn’t toe the road and comply with the foundations, you’d pay in a roundabout way that will make you obey quicker subsequent time. The worth for current in average consolation was full submission. The worth for rise up of any variety was far too excessive, the punishments too extreme.

After all, there have been the advocates, the disciples of the “higher world” created by The Algorithms that doled out CBDCs and ESG scores and compliance enforcement. Those who couldn’t assume critically for themselves. The individuals who needed to pressure everybody else to comply with the arbitrary algorithm that they believed to be proper. Those that believed people have been parasites upon the earth and thus deserved to be handled as such.

After which there have been those who didn’t must comply with the foundations. The members of a category who reigned, as from Olympus, to whom the foundations and limitations didn’t apply. Those who ate steak whereas everybody else pretended that crickets have been steak. Those who managed The Algorithms as an alternative of being managed by them.

It didn’t matter whether or not your political opinions leaned proper or left. All of our variations ceased to matter after we grew to become victims of the technocracy. Some folks have been rapidly Stockholmed Syndromed and have become acolytes. They have been those who would snitch on their neighbors and even their households for the nice of society. They have been the final word Good Residents.

The Algorithms grew to become the abusive boyfriend of a whole society.

Should you cross them, you’ll discover out.

I assume I shouldn’t say that is the way it began. As a substitute, that is the way it ended.


Camille Willis

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Beta readers known as it “unsettling” and stated it left them “chilled.” Praised for its realism, this story reveals us a technique that the nation we love might fall. It’s a fast, 44-page learn that can go away you staggered by the probabilities when know-how is used as a software for subjugation.

Go right here to seize your digital copy. This weekend, you may title your value.

Let me know what you assume within the feedback. Is that this world potential? Is that this the place we’re headed?  (No spoilers, please!)

About Daisy

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, adventure-seeking, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and writer of three web sites.  1) The Natural Prepper, which is about present occasions, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty; 2)  The Frugalite, an internet site with thrifty ideas and options to assist folks get a deal with on their private funds with out feeling disadvantaged; and three), an mixture website the place you could find hyperlinks to all an important information for individuals who want to be ready. Her work is extensively republished throughout various media and he or she has appeared in lots of interviews.

Daisy is the best-selling creator of 5 historically revealed books, 12 self-published books, and runs a small digital publishing firm with PDF guides, printables, and programs at SelfRelianceand Yow will discover her on Fb, Pinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

Good Citizens: Is This How Freedom Ends in America?


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