So we're just about done this I got thoughts about this last paragraph here: Molly Grace and her staff had anticipated a violent reaction from les Quebecois once trouble started, and as soon as it did, their agents contacted various native leaders, most of whom were as shocked and opposed tot he uprising as any … Continue reading 59-The Fighting Begins (4) – Beneath the surface
[Deep Breath] Okay. Time to kick things off in down town Montreal. [Second Deep Breath] Here we go: Then came a sudden screeching of tires and gunshots in the air, as a disordered convoy of pickup trucks and cars roared onto the streets. Men, mostly, waving rifles and shotguns. In what seemed only a moment, … Continue reading 59-The fighting begins(3) – Stampede!
***Note before we begin: This post deals with things such as terrorism and bombing attacks from a technical perspective, and analyses a scenario in which these occur in a Canadian city. I have already discussed some of my concerns regarding these issues in a post here. Further to this, please refrain from any technical discussions … Continue reading 59-The Fighting Begins (2) – Let’s talk bombs…
So Jane Austen isn't exactly my cup of tea, which I suppose is my loss. She occupies a prominent place on that list of 'literary classics' that I really should get around to reading - or at least watching some of the better film adaptations - and that day will likely continue to be postponed. … Continue reading 59-The Fighting Begins (1) – Universally acknowledged?
In Umberto Echo's seminal essay 'Ur Fascism,' the author identifies conflict as one of the key characteristics of a fascist movement. "There is no struggle for life but, rather, life is lived for struggle." (See link above, pg 7 para 9) A fascist movement is one that defines itself largely by its enemies, and the … Continue reading 58-A Nation moving forward…
Dammit! It's been too nice for too long! Time for another briefing! Colonel Dobson gathered his notes and reviewed the briefing he was about to present to the CDS and the defence minister. Operational briefings were now scheduled for every twelve hours in the Ops Centre, with extra situational briefings whenever significant events and the … Continue reading 57-The modern HQ briefing can also serve…as an ambush!
[Counts remaining pages in Chapter]...fuck. So a personal note before we begin. This chapter has been one of the longest ones in Uprising, and not just in terms of sheer page count. I mentioned in the last post that I would have expected some kind of scene like this in a novel like this? Under … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al Have a Meeting(6): Let’s end with some gaslighting!
Wow. Okay. Took a while to get this blog back on track. Okay, so where were we? Oh yes! First Nations Federation Grand Chief Al Onanole is having a sit down meeting with Prime Minister Jack Hemp of the Progressive Party of Canada. Their goal is to avert a Canadian civil war between the government … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al have a meeting(5): “We’ve tried nothing and we’re all out of ideas!”
Wow! After a long hiatus, we're back to the deconstruction! When we last left our two heroes...uh... ...huh... I'm not even sure how to describe Prime Minister Jack Hemp and Grand Chief Al Onanole. They're not protagonists, even though they're both central to the story and the targets of the villainous Movement's designs. They're not … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al have a meeting(4): Reject the past
So now we get to the part in the meeting between where Grand Chief Al Onanole and PM Jack Hemp cease to exist. They go from being poorly defined, two dimensional cardboard cutouts to becoming full-on straw men. A literary straw man is basically a character who is essentially little more than a political or … Continue reading 56-Jack & Al have a meeting(3): Strawmen Collide!