Friday, October 26, 2007


OK, well, time to come out of seclusion (not that anyone reads this rag.) It's been a couple months since I was last actively writing and in that time I have been fighting off a nasty respiratory infection and trying to stay ahead of my responsibilities at work. Today I go to the doctor for my x-ray results and to see how the antibiotic he has given me has worked. During that time a number of ideas have crossed my mind, and I shall try my best to relate the ones that I can remember.

Among the ideas that have crossed my mind (usually on the way to work) is an intriguing one that has relevance and can make one think, then think again. It involves movie plots and the idea of time travel. Now most of the time when you have a time travel story, one of the protagonists (usually the comic relief) does something stupid and steals something or interacts with something that causes a split in the timeline. Now there are TWO futures, one being the normal one and one being the "new" future where Hitler wins WWII or something equally disasterous occurs and then it becomes a "how do we fix the timeline?" type of story.

The thought occurred to me.... What if, our timeline, the current one, the one that we know, was the one that was messed up? The normal is revealed as abnormal. The real world is exposed as the one being flipped upside down. For example, another group of time travelers show up, who may or may not bear a resemblance to our protagonists. They are amazed at the differences between our worlds.

World One Guy: How do you mean we are flipped around?

World Two Guy: Your politicians.... your lawyers.... they are among our greatest heroes. Honest, courageous, hard working, a model for all to follow.

WOG: Hahahahahaha!!!!!!!! You have GOT to be kidding!

WTG: I am not. [Look of bewilderment]

WOG: (It quickly ceases being funny) But, absolute power corrupts absolutely....

WTG: Thats why we elect people to those positions who are worthy, and upright, and just.

WOG: What other differences are there between the two timelines?

WTG: Your government here kills people based on the definition of their "quality of life." According to our calculations, this idea will continue to grow. Eventually, all who all who disagree with government ideas and programs will be considered mentally defective, and they, too, will be destroyed. It's sanctioned, legalized murder, which will expand exponentially. All religion will be supplanted eventually with government approved philosophies. All thought and action will be brought under control.

WOG: Oh my God...

WTG: You see the necessity for our mission.

WOG: Then if these wrongs are to be corrected, for the timeline to be restored, that would mean the end of our existence.

WTG: Yes.

WOG: We are willing to help you in this, to right these wrongs.

Luke 9:24 "For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it."

armchair coach
amateur historian

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