Of our times in the early 21st century and beyond: A pseudo-economic discursive text novel and personal proto-political history since the Big-Bangs of the nuclear military world at the end of the 20th century; to the worldwideweb and financial open-markets that were to lead to global trade and financial crashes of the 2000's; crises of ideology and failures of faith. Leading to war.
Based on real events, and told through the characters of an accounts Clerk and merchant-Banker, with a panoply of shadowy virtual and real others. Characters made out by their speech and understanding through news reports and video-games, that merge and weave their way in and out.
Underlying betrayal and violence simmer and come to the surface, as negotiations for each participant, including the reader, each as our own personal-Banker and accounts-Clerk; both necessary, and alive. The issues of the day about immediate survival. For some, perhaps all of us, this journey for superiority and certain success over others, through corruption and deceit; and the issue of being brought to book. With winners and losers learning what it is to have, and to not-have.
To love, and to lose livelihood...and life...
Rogue-Citizen: WarFair4: The Day The Market(s) stood still...
Into The Abyss... Global Citizen.
ISBN 10: 1500264164 and ISBN 13: 9781500264161
2017 Copyright M.Stow
Part One: Rogue-Citizen: The Day The Market(s) stood still...
Tunisia 17th December 2010: According to friends and family, local police officers had allegedly targeted and mistreated Bouazizi for years, including during his childhood, regularly confiscating his small wheelbarrow of produce; but Bouazizi had no other way to make a living, so He continued to work as a street vendor. Around 10 p.m. on 16 December 2010, He had contracted approximately 450 dinar in debt to buy the produce He was to sell the following day. On the morning of 17 December, He started his workday at 8 a.m. Just after 10:30 a.m., the police began harassing him again, ostensibly because He did not have a vendor's permit.
Bouazizi did not have the funds to bribe police officials to allow his street vending to continue. Bouazizi, angered by the confrontation, went to the governor's office to complain and to ask for his scales back. The governor refused to see or listen to him. Bouazizi then acquired a can of gasoline from a nearby gas station and returned to the governor's office. While standing in the middle of traffic, he shouted, "How do you expect me to make a living?" He then doused himself with the gasoline and set himself alight with a match at 11:30 a.m. local time, less than an hour after the altercation.
It has been said that love of money is the root of (many) evil(s) and a wandering from the path which has brought-upon us much pain. The lack (need) of money is so quite as truly.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902 ME) EREWHON Ch. 20 (amended after: The Old Testament: 1Timothy, and before Mark Twain (Mark Twain's Notebook 1909 ME).
If the man and the woman bear their fair share of work, they have a right to their fair share of all that is produced by all, and that share is enough to secure them well-being. What we proclaim is The Right to Well-Being: Well-Being for All! Pyotr Kropotkin (1842 - 1921) The Conquest of Bread; Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution.
Part One: Rogue-Citizen:
1. The Day The Market(s) Stood Still...
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