Thursday, April 30, 2009

You Heard it Here First, Folks

 This site was formed after the story Landon and I were creating, Symphony of Babylon, was put on indefinite hold. That story was a Watchmen-styled take on the politics of the Marvel Universe, with all the names changed to protect the innocent (and avoid a lawsuit.) The villain was based on Doctor Doom, who was going to finally establish himself as the "ruler of the world," America included. This was based originally on a short story I wrote ten years ago, a biography of Doom that was a study of dictators, and how one could rise up in America. 

 Landon and I never finished the story, but Washington is intent on writing it for us.

 In the wake of "President" Obama's press meeting today about the bankruptcy of Chrysler, a talking head on CNBC made a comment about the possibility of a "Dr. Doom" to enforce these matters. And what else did our "President" say? He called for a "common sacrifice" because "we're all in this together." 

 Now, I finished my version of this story months ago: A Show of Hands: A Cautionary Tale of Heroes In Exile. Am I psychic? No. You might have heard it here first, but I heard it from Leonard Peikoff's The Ominous Parallels. (Incidentally, Peikoff has claimed that a "pope"-like figure could arise. Obama likens himself to Conan, he's more like Thulsa Doom.) He heard it from Atlas Shrugged and We the Living. And Ayn Rand heard it herself during the Soviet Revolution. It's amazing what you can see when you think in principles.

 "It can't happen here? The HELL IT CAN'T!" 
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