Fighting Imperialism, Defending National Sovereignty, Upholding Liberty
The action-packed plots in Fighting Tyranny and Fighting Treason (plus my third free magnet book inside the front covers which can also be found on my site) shouldn’t deviate from the true themes of the works.
The perma-free novelette-novella series is an allegory of US Foreign Policy, despite the British Isles’ inspired flags I use as national identities for the three republics (Ddraigoch, Northland, and Southland, parodies of Wales, Scotland, and England) as seen on the featured image above.
When read carefully, one nation, among the others, Tamuria, a parody of France with a modified UK flag (I know, it makes zero sense!) attempts to bully free republics into the following and note similarities between this tyrannical version of France (no offense to my French audience! Love France.) and today’s United States foreign policy.
Tamurian and US Foreign Policy
Tamuria engages in the following:
1. They garner interests in other regions, be it minerals or any valuable natural resource, where multi-national corporations, or for the sake of my series, traders and explorers, negotiate with foreign leaders.
How do they intervene?
Well, such corporations or Kings, in this case, will bribe political leaders into bending policy to fit their wishes. This creates a pipeline from the home nation to the targeted nation.
2. If negotiations break down or if the foreign leaders fail to cooperate, a wave of economic-crippling sanctions unfold.
This might involve in threatening nations that trade with the targeted nation, cutting the targeted nation off from much-needed affluence. It may be in the form of a blockade to deter trade, or even threatening economic sanctions to force the other nations to comply in cutting the targeted nation off.
My audience in the Middle East may be able to relate.
3. If sanctions didn’t do their job, next comes a special council, in the United States the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), will write a policy to lobby before Congress, or in my series’ case, Parliament.
A new foreign policy is implemented, which may be more restrictive sanctions than before, effectively cutting the nation off.
4. When this occurs, the goal is for an uprising to occur, as we see in Syria and Iran today.
A way to motivate foreign intervention among the home nation’s masses, in today’s modern world, is to obviously show video clips of mass protests on the news, write about such protests in the local paper and on national news sites.
With international coverage, the world is watching.
In my series, since it takes place in a medieval atmosphere, a special network of special travelers enable news to spread fast.
5. And finally, with public support for war to “liberate and spread freedom and democracy” as the number one agenda, as we’ve seen with Iraq, Libya, and Syria, military intervention occurs.
The public is told such intervention will take no longer than a few weeks before they scale it back to a few months, then a few years, and finally, seventeen years later, the US Military is still intervening in Afghanistan, fifteen years later, still in Iraq.
Perpetual war, as in Orwellian society, where we’re constantly told everything’s under control and our side is winning, yet leaders find reason after reason to remain intervening in foreign affairs.
For Syria, it was a pipeline, for Afghanistan, poppy-seed fields, for Iraq, strategic military bases to surround Iran. Ditto for Pakistan.
It’s Not About Freedom
If it were about freedom, the US and UK never would’ve overthrown Mohamed Mossadegh in 1953 and replaced him with a Western-backed Shah.
This led to the 1979 Iranian Revolution which left American citizens hostage for 444 days at the US Embassy.
It’s not about freedom.
It’s why the Project for a New American Century was written by neoconservatives who later served in the Bush administration.
Men like John Bolton, who’s currently Donald Trump’s national security advisor.
Dick Cheney, who worked as the US Secretary of Defense under George H.W. Bush and served as Vice President to George W. Bush. Cheney also sits on the board of advisors for Genie Energy along with Lord Jacob Rothschild, ex-CIA Director James Woolsey, media mogul Rupert Murdoch (who has close ties to the CFR).
It just so happens Genie Energy has contractual rights to dig for oil in Syria’s Golan Heights, which are illegally under Israeli military occupation.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, and potentially Venezuela for oil. Afghanistan for opium and minerals. Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq for strategic military bases.
Other members of PNAC who held high-ranking offices in the Bush administration include Elliott Abrams, member of Bush’s national security council.
Jed Bush, younger brother to George Bush, former governor of Florida, and presidential candidate.
Paula Dobriansky, Vice President of the Washington Office of the CFR, Undersecretary for Bush administration’s State for Global Affairs.
Francis Fukuyama, who was appointed to Bush’s Council on Bioethics in 2002.
Roosier, Bellatrix LeStrange, Severus Snape, are we sensing a connection, my Harry Potterheads?
Frank Gaffney, founder, and president of the Center for Security Policy.
Fred C. Ikle, scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Donald Kagan, member of the CFR.
Zalmay Khalilzad, Bush administration’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraqi opposition.
I Lewis Scooter Libby, chief of staff for Vice President Dick Cheney.
Norman Podhoretz, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute.
Dan Quayle, former Vice President under George H. W. Bush.
Peter Rodman, who served in the State Department and National Security council under Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Assistant Secretary of Defense under George W. Bush.
Henry S. Rowen, who served as chairman of the National Intelligence Council and Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs under Ronald Regan and George H. W. Bush.
Donald Rumsfeld, Secretary of Defense in the Bush Administration.
Vin Weber, lobbyists for firms such as Lockheed Martin, US weapons manufacturer now raking in billions in weapons sales to Saudi Arabia to use against Yemeni civilians.
Paul Wolfowitz, Undersecretary of Defense for George W. Bush.
Theme: Defending the Republic
Fighting Tyranny and Fighting Treason focuses on the Kingdom of Ddraigoch, whereas the Tamurian Empire, under the guise of peaceful trade, wishes to intervene. Initially, and it’s told in the story, so I won’t give away too much, there’s a strategic alliance between the two nations.
However, the initial surface problem, which the reader discovers in my magnet book attached to Fighting Tyranny, erupts, causing friction between the two nations.
In Fighting Tyranny, this friction further develops, the consequences of which come to a climax in Fighting Treason.
The books show the dangers of current US foreign policy, animosity toward the US as a result of such destructive policy, and how civil liberties continue to erode both at home and abroad.
Also, the above names in PNAC also play a role in both this series, and my full-length Lord of Columbia Series, again to display the dangers of US foreign policy.
Thanks for reading.