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  • Communism and Capitalism are the Same Thing: A Story

    The Philosopher Between the Capitalist and the Communist

    Chapter 11 : It Begins

    By Punkerslut

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    Image: By iwishmynamewasmarsha, CC BY-NC 2.0 License

    Start Date: February 18, 2014
    Finish Date: October 21, 2014

         News of the war spread like a plague of locusts descending on a fresh harvest, taking everything of value that could be carried, and leaving everything once known behind forever. Major cities around Athens, like Sparta and Istanbul, loaned their support to the Communist empire, and those around Babylon, like Thebes and Beirut, similarly offered voices of support for the Capitalist empire. Almost overnight, the entire world was split into two sides, and while the chieftains were sufficiently scared of each other to launch a direct attack at each other, Anarchia began as a proxy-fight -- a way for the two sides to violently confront each other without any possibility for loss of power with all of the opportunities for expanding it.

         A fight that had been between two individuals in Anarchia and the governments in Babylon and Athens ended up being a fight between all Greeks and all Babylonians, between Turks and Italians and Europeans against Egyptians and Persians and Middle Easterners. What had begun as a simple conversation between a few thinkers on society turned into a world war. Even in distant parts, inhabited by people who would never see the capital of the either the Capitalists or the Communists, the news spread, villages divided, communities split, and everywhere, you could find the Capitalists fighting Communists and the Communists fighting Capitalists. Everywhere -- except in Anarchia.

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         In times of the past, whenever a fight rose up between those on the Left and those on the Right, there was someone there who had the courage to scream, "Don't you see that you won't solve anything by killing each other?" Each village had its idiot and its chief, but every village also had its thinker. And when the Anarchist City invited the entire world to come, it was these bold thinkers who quickly departed from their residences. When the next round of arguments rose up between Red and Blue, between Communist and Capitalist, there was no one with either the rational thought or the courageous heart to scream against the cruelty. Before, weapons were waved in the air before everyone went home, but now, weapons were used against people, and not everyone went home. No corner of the globe was left unaffected.

         The citizens of Anarchia become known more and more simply as the Anarchists. Differences continued to exist between the two opposing viewpoints on property, but a surge of creative energy burst through the people. You didn't smell the attitude and resentment of a defeated people in the common areas -- you smelled strength, endurance, and power. Immigrants continued to the city, bringing their tools and knowledge, swelling the population, despite all of the looming threats of war. Hammurabi remained determined to extinguish the menace to his authority; Solon stood resolute in his opposition to deviations from his political party.

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