Chapter 1: The New Agenda Arrives
“The edge of a storm brings strong winds.”
~ Clara the Wise
On Day 1 of the New Agenda, thinking was banned. The edict came down from Central, along with official wishes for the Great Leader’s continued good health, since this was also his birthday.
Of course, no one paid much attention to it. There was always a new edict or new agenda of some sort or another being announced. And we, the humble Patrons, just ignored or found ways around them.
This one was just so particularly ridiculous, not even the Local Leader took it seriously. Still, she did pay it official lip service at her Talk of the Day by praising its timeliness.
“Thought has become so tiresome,” she chanted, and gestured for us to join in.
We did. But we also moved on with our lives, chalking this up to one more thing that would fade as new edicts arrived.
But then the messages began to appear on our house screens: Continue reading