The End of History.
"So, how can we deal with this madness?" Sylvia asked a while later as we made ourselves comfortable on the sand when we felt we had walked far enough. "I think the fondi have revealed their weakest flank by so forcefully reacting to their greatest fear. Their weak flank is the principle of the universal unity of good. We can hit their vulnerable flank by exposing this principle all over the world, beginning in Russia, where Nicolai had thought that the development of it could really take off. Don't you all agree that this could work?"
Steve lay stretched out in the shade of his favorite umbrella, looking aimlessly into the sky as if an answer could be found there, or could be brought down out of the sky in the form of a script carried by some magical bird that he couldn't yet see. "There is only one way you can exploit the fondi's weakness," he said calmly without changing his position. "It must be done the way my networks had won the war in Bosnia."
He sat up moments later and said, "There were two factions fighting each other in Yugoslavia, both of which were also at war with the Serbs. Once we were able to convince the two feuding factions that they were purposely set up against each other, by the fondi's crowd, for their mutual annihilation, they stood back, thought about this for a while, and then decided to support each other against their real enemy. That's how the war was won. NATO didn't come into the scene until the war was essentially over."
Steve reached for the water jug that he had brought and took a long drink. "We have to convince Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Israel, and the USA, to do the same. We must convince them that the confrontational game that they are drawn into by America's synarchists, is intended to assure their mutual annihilation. Let them think about that for a while, and I can guarantee that this will dramatically change the world."
Steve paused for a minute to let us think about the meaning ourselves, of what he had just said. He took another sip of water. "The fondi will never relent from their objective," he continued. "They will forge ahead with their plans to dramatically depopulate the planet according to their perceived needs, America included. The only thing they cannot do, is force the nations of the world to annihilate each other to fulfill their dreams, and that includes America as well. This final step to self-destruction has to be taken by the nations voluntarily. We can prevent this final step. The nations' voluntary cooperation for their mutual annihilation, can be prevented. The fondi may provoke the entire world, and they are very good at this, but they cannot force the world to comply. And this is where we come in. We can make sure that the people throughout the world understand the game that they have already been drawn into, and don't comply, and raise themselves up as human beings to start a new game in which the fondi's history ends.. Unfortunately, before this can happen, we have to rebuild humanity intellect from the grassroots level up. Humanity has been put to sleep, and its intellect has been shut down with an intense barrage of trivial pursuits as in the days of Rome."
Tony remarked to Steve that he must be dreaming.
Steve replied, "what I said can be done. It is totally possible. Can you think of any other way?"
Steve turned to me and asked if I could still remember the Bible story that he had asked me to read a dozen years ago in Leipzig, the one that had been omitted from the Oxford Study edition.
I remembered the story well. It was the story in which Christ Jesus had refused to condemn the adulterous woman that the law required to be put to death?
"Remember, we discovered that the harsh law had been politically created to isolate the people at the grass roots level, to divide by force the indivisible good, to artificially create deep divisions, but also to establish the notion of people assuming the right of ownership over another person at the grass roots level. And people did comply, even if it destroyed their very hearts within."
Steve asked whether I remembered what we had recognized as a probable reason for this imperial notion. He reminded me that we acknowledged that the notion, which had legitimized the ownership of another person, was foundational to the hierarchical power structure of the church and of every dynasty and empire. "That's why this notion couldn't be allowed to be eroded by somebody making a mockery of it, such as by enriching one another's life in violation to the ownership doctrine. They understood that the ownership doctrine had to be protected at the grass roots level, if need be with the death penalty. They had to protect this human ownership doctrine, because it represents the most powerful denial of the principle of the universal unity of good. That is why they were so deeply committed to this doctrine. By the same token, this ancient biblical story also defines our task," said Steve. "We must work to erode that doctrine that the empires fought to protect, and this erosions must occur at the grass roots level. We must fight our war at the same level where the war against humanity had begun. If we do this, we can change the world. If we fight this war with an idea of universal love and universal freedom, humanity will recognize itself as human beings. and it will recognize itself as being victimized. Then, and only then, will humanity claim its freedom and its right to love. If we do this, we will win. It won't take an army of millions of activists to spread this idea around the world. We, who are assembled at this beach are enough to accomplish the task before us, because the seeds for our success are already implanted in every human heart. We may create a movement of millions, or a million movements of human beings. I think we can do this. I we don't acknowledge this possibility and reach for it, we don't acknowledge the principle of the universal unity of good."
Steve lay down again after this, looking up into the sky as before. He looked peaceful to the eye. Soon, we all did the same. We all needed to contemplate how this could be done. I realized that Ushi had actually already addressed the issue, using different words. As I mulled the problem over in my mind, it became apparent that a single solution was actually crystallizing. We were all taking about the same solution in our own special way. We were looking at every possible scenario, and the answer always seemed to be the same. We always came back to our humanity as a universal resource in our fight to save our world."
A while later Ushi and Steve talked about their recent visit to the Ukraine. Steve laid himself down on the sand again, next to Ushi. Ushi reminded us that the Ukraine was once considered the bread basket of Europe. Then came Stalin and murdered five million of its finest farmers for totally insane reasons, by taking away their food. This collapsed the nation's productive potential that had never been fully recovered. After the collapse of the Soviet Union the Ukraine became isolated even further, by which its potential collapsed again. "Today, the Ukraine is a place of wide spread hunger and misery," said Steve. "The whole country is looted and destroyed, and is literally being starved to death by a growing insanity within its own population. Nothing works anymore, and whatever riches had once existed, had all been stolen by the international thieves."
Ushi told us that in the Ukraine fourteen million pensioners are condemned to live on $10 to $15 a month, and even this minuscule sum is frequently withheld, sometimes for half a year. "Who can survive under those conditions?" she asked. "In this extreme deprivation countless people simply die or commit suicide."