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The Last Gorilla: The Environmental Branch (Fiction short story, Part 2). (Written in March 14, 2005)

Note: This part concerns the environment. The two parts of this story are a gross brush for a novel. 

            It was a time when those well established “Green Peace”-like movements were integrated within the UN. The genuine “Green Peace” proletarian groups were consistently being tamed by many subterfuge, such as trickling of financial aid, embargo policies, threats, sabotage, lack of State funding, misleading economic/ecological research results, which were funded by multinationals and hostile multinational mass media.

The consequence was that equatorial forests were practically deforested to make room for the lucrative industrial bio-agriculture, genetically modified to resist diseases, and which supposedly produced better and several crops around the year, and were void of any health risk in nutrition or natural diseases. 

An individual knew his nutritional type and could select the bio-food that suited his condition.

            For that aim, a centralized powerful organization, within the UN called “Defense of the Environment“, was created to encourage bio-diversity and promote vegetarian eco-systems.  The goal was poetic and laudable, but the secret plan was malignant and executed by ruthless mercenaries for bounty. 

Already, elephants and whales were exterminated because they polluted the seas and ravaged the vast cultivated lands in India and Africa; they were validated as of no use for mankind, and were easy to locate and exterminate. 

Many species were exterminated on the ground that the analyses of their genomes were completed, thoroughly known, and samples extracted for future reproduction on demands for private billionaires or lucrative zoos. 

The young generations had plenty of digital pictures, videos, documentaries, virtual animations, and cartoons of the animal world to keep them happy and busy.  Grown ups were too busy and militarized to care about this nonsense and redundant animal world, as long as they could keep dogs and cats as pets. 

Sheep, cows, chickens, and pigs were deemed essential for the time, until artificial meat products with various taste were chemically feasibly produced for mass consumption. The slaughtering of animals for meat-eaters, on daily basis, increased from 50 to 100 billion heads per year. Vegetarian people were cornered in specific regions in the world in order for cattle to feed on free lands and be exported to the northern States…

            Chimps, macaques, and their sorts were on the verge of extermination.  The problem resided in killing the gorillas

It was easy killing gorillas, but the UN had to account for the increasing number of suicide acts among the trackers and hunters. Testimonials and statistics proved that those who committed suicide looked directly in the eyes of gorillas.

Mind you that chimps are closer genetically to mankind than to gorillas, but myths are meant to last…

The imposing gorillas sat as statues, majestic, and intelligence piercing the eyes of the bounty hunters; the mute conversation said “You may kill me; I am ready but I pity you.  After you kill me you know that you will be next to go.  If you can kill intelligent and meek mammals then your own kinds will ruthlessly kill those of you who fail to obey orders”. 

The executive branch of the “Defense of the Environment” was ordered to desist momentarily in the plan to exterminate gorillas. This department was glad with the decision, since it had more serious categories to exterminate and they required qualitative tactics for mass extermination. 

For example, the department was disbursing plenty of grants to figure out how to subdue rodents, ants, and cockroaches.  The final selection of strategic methods zeroed on sterilizing the female insects.  One study suggested growing crops that would not hurt man but would sterilize those bloody females that plagued earth sensibilities.

Soon, restaurants were ordered to leave specially grown crops in strategic locations. 

Soon, every morning, people were traumatized with thousands of dead rodents and roaches, belly up, any which way they walked.  The people were very understanding and looked at this mess valiantly for a month; a few communities participated in the collect alongside the “sanitary” personnel or garbage men, wearing all sorts of gloves, masks, robes, and spraying in all directions, particularly towards their own body . 

Soon, people remembered stories of the plague and the dreadful and painful dying process when infected with cholera.

The worst story came from medical research: Published papers broke the surprise news that rodents, and roaches in particular, were mutating and defeating the genetically altered crops.  Other kinds of crops were to be researched, but this time the crops had to be slightly poisonous to mankind.

In the meantime, lethal new generations of anti-biotic were to be researched and produced in abundance to cope with a plausible cholera epidemic.  Old patent medical archives have to be dusted off in search of antibiotics that did not pass Federal regulations or were not commercialized for one reason or other, or were stopped at critical phases in the testing.

These untested drugs were immediately shipped to under-developed States for re-confirmation of the validation process, 

Things were getting out of hands and doom was greatly exaggerated by the scary, weak, and puny spirits who never had confidence in sciences in the first place.

Predicators took to the streets wearing all sorts of sacerdotal outfits or plain expensive three-piece suits and shiny red or yellow shoes that emulated cardinals or bishops or pagan shamans.

The favorite theme of the predicators and preachers was the “Coming of Time“, depending of which stage of the coming they forecasted and according to which religious sect they were proselytizing.

The Last Gorilla: The Confederation Branch (Short Story, Part 1) (March 14, 2005)

Note: I borrowed the title and a section on the environment theme to Christian Jacq.  The two parts of this story is a gross brush for a novel.  Keep your comments coming.

            It is the year 2050. A decade ago, the world community has lukewarmly agreed that earth is governed by a dozen superpowers from all continents that imposed their weight in size, population, technology, agricultural and energy self sufficiency.  These were the heavy weight dominating world economy, finance, military deterrence, and technologies: the USA, China, India, Russia, Brazil, the European Union, Indonesia, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Viet Nam, and Nigeria.  The UN has been re-structured and two departments were extended practical executive responsibilities: the department of “World Confederation Regulatory Body”, and the department of “Defense of the Environment”

      It was a time when nuclear bombs or mass destructive devices were banned in the world and all the documentations burned and erased from computer storage; theories about their feasibility prohibited by law. Small nuclear energy generators were the norm and special lower level lethal fuel invented.  The only equipments for waging war at a distance were under the control of an international army, equipments such as tanks, ballistic missiles, long range guns, torpedoes and airplanes.  Civil wars could still take place: perceived injustices and famine were still inevitable; but killing has to be at short range, preferably man to man.

      It was a time where people could request an International passport, issued by an international committee after due process.   Holders of these special passports had to relinquish affiliation to any political party or citizenship of any country.  They were permitted to visit any country for short duration, and if they decide to work in any specific place, they could do it for up to 4 years on condition never to return, even to take care of business or visit relatives and families.  The issue of how to establish any kind of profitable enterprises in such a short period was a taboo; it was inconsequential; it was not the committee’s affairs.  It was assumed that people had to get into the internet or die.  Face to face business and paperwork were regarded pre-historic endeavors and these were third class people and barely classified as working people.  A new name was assigned to these low lives:  Bad Breath Creatures or Bugs.


               It was a time oligarchies were accepted, even encouraged, as long as the dynasty had accredited genes; the concept of nobility versus common people experienced strong resurgence in the UN corridors.  People could still revolt against their leaders; this inalienable right was to stay, at least on paper, because the USA insisted.  The rebels knew that such acts would result in a lukewarm intervention from the Confederation as long as the revolt is not directed against class hierarchy.  The leaders of States were pressured to act benevolent, peace loving, and especially, staunch believers in the new world order and very cooperative with the delegation of the Confederate.

            Slowly but surely, these superpowers negotiated a future for survival of the planet, based on rational models of sustainability that excluded any factors of sentimentality in the equations.   The world population was growing quicker than estimated and it was expected to reach 9 billions; regardless of discreet euthanasia policies (thought to be efficient) and prosecuted in the under-developed States that were considered to be just mouth to feed but no return in brain power or willingness to fight for survival.  Even within those sovereign super states, those hopelessly 10% of handicapped and unproductive citizens were systematically and legally made to have their normal longevity abridged by 10 years.

It was a time when leeches and bleeding were not administered for every ailment.  Most children were vaccinated according to a protocol, whether parents agreed or not.  Infants were still allowed to die in their sleep, but their genes were known and their death could be predicted within a couple of months, also according to a well established protocol.  Breast cancer was under control and the loss of bone tissues decelerated considerably.  Thus, women could be predicted to outlive their spouses by 20 years, simply because men revolted against the prohibition of eating meat, drinking milk, and smoking; men staunchly abstained from regularly eating vegetables and fruits.  Instances of men just helping their mates to conceive and then die within months were common occurrences:  The patterns of the Queen insects killing or eating their mates after the job is done was very appealing to the public consciousness.  The ideology of men waiting till they are diagnosed with terminal illness before they copulate was widespread and even encouraged.




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