Excerpt #3 from One Hundred Years of Lunacy, 1975-2075

Historical Note: One Hunded Years of Lunacy, 1975-2075 was one of a number of paper and ink manuscripts that were carefully copied time and again and secretly circulated among resistence groups during the earliest period of the Long Last Days. By the time Travis penned Not Even Light, the only known copy, brittle with age and incomplete, resided in Teacher Avner’s library on White Cedars farm.

From Chapter 1: “The Inception of the Long Last Days”

“It therefore became even more clear to far-sighted thinkers in the decades following the end of the Second World War that despite the ensuing economic boom and prosperity enjoyed almost exclusively by First Worlders, the collapse of society and civilization was no longer unthinkable.  The First World myth of limitless progress was, of course, a fairy tale predicated upon sacrificing the future for the sake of the short-term objectives of a greedy, affluent, and formidable clique who cared not a bit for the common good of the majority of humanity or for the health of the planet they relentlessly exploited. Operating at the lowest levels of moral development where self-interest and the pursuit of advantage eclipse principles and justice, those corrupt self-styled leaders–the interdependent partnership of politicians, bankers, captains of enterprise, heads of transnational corporations, and others of their persuasion–continued to sell the fraudulent idea of the durability of modern industrial civilization while stocking their doomsday bunkers.”

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