First-time readers, this blog is set in the future (sometime after the year 2020).  Each entry assumes there has been a 5th revolution in the US — the Revenge Revolution.  More about Revenge Revolution and author, Entry #1.  List and general description of entries to date.

Note: most characters appear in a number of entries, with many entries building on previous conversations.  Profile of characters.  You’ll catch on quickly.  Thanks for your time and interest…and comments. 

Scene: JC, Greenie, and Jordan sitting outside at a restaurant near Jordan’s office.  Conversation starts #169.

Greenie: “While we’re off on these wild tangents about time, space and where your 092615_2031_Characters2.jpgsoul goes, I had another thought.”

JC: “Only one? Surely you can do better.”

Jordan: “JC, be nice to Greenie…she’s your friend, remember?”

JC: “I know…but when will the conversation get back to the good stuff –like stupidity in Washington?”

Jordan: “Let’s stay on the make-believe for a little bit longer. Actually, we’re talking about real-world stuff now. Inside the Beltway is the make-believe world.”

Greenie: “Now, if you guys are finished. Here’s my question. ‘What if the world today is just a rerun from say 1,000,000 years ago…or even 5,000,000 years ago?’ We all agreed that 1,000,000 years is like still January 1st in terms of how long the earth’s been around.”

dinosaur_3JC: “Huh? 1,000,000 years ago there were dinosaurs…or big stuff like that anyway. Besides, the world was not very advanced then. How could this be a rerun…or repeat…for humans?”

Greenie: “How do you know humans were not advanced? Besides, maybe humans were dinosaurs with different kind of skin.”

092615_2031_Characters1.jpgJC: “You gone wacko?”

Greenie: “Really, who says tall buildings, lots of cars and trucks, polluted air and water is progress? Maybe humans are going backwards instead of forwards.”

Jordan: “So civilization could be stuck in reverse while everything else is in drive, right?”

Greenie: “Think about it. With global warming, we’re coming to the end for humans. What’s so advanced about that?”

JC: “Interesting Greenie. When did this idea hit you?”

Wrong WayGreenie: “It came together just now. When I look around, the human race seems to be going backwards. Really going the wrong way.”

Jordan: “Now there’s a thought. Humans are regressing and other animals are progressing.”

JC: “True that many animals live together in harmony. The animals protect one another, care for one another and even appear to mourn over the loss of one of their own.”

Greenie: “And what do humans do? Humans have refined the art of killing one another, stealing from one another and polluting the very place where we live. Seems sort of dumb, doesn’t it?”

Jordan: “Your analysis sounds very…something or other. I’m not sure of the exact Turtleneckword, but you know what I mean.”

JC: “You mean she sounds like a socialist…or some hippie left over from the 1960’s.”

Jordan: “No, I was thinking ‘utopian’ might work but it doesn’t really fit either.”

JC: “Alright, most people will say what I said a few minutes ago, ‘Greenie, are you wacko?’ However, I do find the observation very insightful. What do we do with it?”

Greenie: “Nothing, I guess. We’re just talking.”

Jordan: “There’s some real meat in what you said. Maybe we humans are looking at the world the wrong way.”

Twilight ZoneJC: “Are we trying to reincarnate Rod Serling and ‘The Twilight Zone'”?

Greenie: “Not really. But if there are four or five dimensions, not just three, why couldn’t one of them go in the opposite direction – like reverse?”

JC: “I guess it could. Sounds sort of goofy but it could. OK, but what about technology? Humans are far more advanced today than even 100 years ago, let along 1,000 years ago.”

Jordan: “One could argue that point. But on a practical scale, humans built some very sphinx-pyramid2sophisticated buildings thousands of years ago. Think about the pyramids.”

JC: “Guys, this is making my brain spin. I have a hard time thinking that humans are regressing and animals progressing. Makes no sense.”

Greenie: “OK, then. What if humans were on a repeat cycle? In Bush 43 terms, a ‘do-over.'”

Second ChanceJC: “I could buy that idea. Humans advanced up to say 1,000,000 years ago, then disappeared. Then, about 500,000 years ago whoever is managing the universe decides humans need a second chance, a ‘do-over’.”

Jordan: “I can buy into that idea, too. Besides, who’s to say it’s not right?”

JC: “So after ‘second-chance’ humans wipe themselves out in the next 300-400 years, I wonder if universe’s managing director will give humans yet another chance?”

Greenie: “Another do-over or better still a do-do-over?”

JC: “I like the term, ‘do-do-over’ but maybe the term ‘three-peat’ is a better.”

Jordan: “Well, why not a do-do-over, or three-peat as you say? We talked about all these souls floating around. The souls need some place to land.”

JC: “OK, that’s it. No more of this sci-fi stuff. You promised we would go back to talking about things I can understand – like stupid behavior in Washington.”

Greenie: “You really understand the Beltway BS?”

122913_1337_14BringingU2.pngJC: “There is one thing I understand for certain. I could use another glass of wine.”

(Back to the causes of the 5th Revolution, the Revenge Revolution, next segment.)