Wednesday, October 08, 2008
  Polistra's dream, 8 and final.

Part 8 of Polistra's Dream.

(In which the author finally shows his mug.....)

Read Part 1 and Part 2 and Part 3 and Part 4 and Part 5 and Part 6 and Part 7 first.

October 2008, at the Mill.

The author is moping.


Author: Damn, I'm missing Polistra something fierce. I know she's having a better time in another decade, but it's drab and colorless without her around. All text and no pictures. I miss her smiling face and sharp mind.

Hmm. Worked for Alex Bell, maybe it'll work for me...


Author: Miss Polistra, come here! I need you! Miss Polistra, come here! I need you!


Author: Nothing. Oh well. It was worth a try.


Author: Huh?


Pol: Howdy. Had a feeling this would happen soon. I was listening to Calling All Cars and suddenly I heard your voice mixing in with Rosenquist... and then the radio started sucking me in. Barely had time to say Bye and Thanks For Everything to Fran!


Author: Fran?

Pol: I'll tell you the story later. Meanwhile, I suspect something big must be happening in this decade, otherwise you wouldn't have pulled me back into this miserable time.

Author: Yes. Watch the TV for a while and you'll catch on.

[Later]


Pol: Okay, I think I get it. For the last 40 years we've been in Phase 1 of the Leninist takeover. Redistribution of good and evil. Moral equivalence. No discrimination allowed except for the Approved And Enlightened Forms Of Discrimination, which are called Tolerance. You can't judge me because you don't know me. In other words, no thinking allowed.

Author: Right, right.

Pol: And now that reality is blurred, confused and forbidden, we're in Phase 2, where the New Certainties are imposed from above. Global Warming was the first of the New Certainties...

Author: Complete reversal of science. Take all the obvious facts and turn them upside down, then burn the witches who still cling to facts. Ptolemy gets his revenge on Galileo at last. Anyone who says the climate revolves around the sun is a heretic. Everyone knows that the climate revolves around the earth, no matter how many epicycles we have to pile on.

Pol: So then, what we're looking at here must be the complete reversal of economics. Take all the basic well-known mechanisms and turn them upside down. Anyone who clings to the old Unenlightened Ways is a Naysayer, a Denier, a Witch. Anyone who advises living within your means, anyone who says that an economy must depend on production, anyone who thinks a country should be self-sufficient, anyone who speaks against price control, is an Evil Protectionist.

Author: Yup. It didn't happen easily, though. What you aren't seeing on TV today is that the people actually tried to stop this coup d'etat, but it didn't work. As usual the authorities used blackmail on Congress to get enough votes. As usual Goldman Sachs wins and America loses.

Pol: I'm surprised, maybe just a tad bit encouraged, that there was some token resistance. But it had to go through in the end because the circle has been broken. Congress is so accustomed to taking its guidance from rich enemy agents that it no longer knows how to listen to its real constituents.

Author: Despite all that, a couple hundred members, of both brands, voted with reality, with true economics, and with the people.

Pol: God save those members. God have mercy on them. They will be burned at the TV stake. They will be given the Two Years Hate.

Author: So far it hasn't started, but you're rarely wrong. We'll have to watch for it.

= = = = =

Literary note: The Dream story ends here, now that I've pulled Polistra back into this unfortunate time. Episode 7 was left hanging. The Lodine character really deserved more time and attention, but the Goldman Coup came along and I found it necessary to write some plain facts instead of spinning a story. For now, Polistra and the Author will carry on in present tense, perhaps with some story-like episodes.
 


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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.

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