Months before an upcoming Presidential election… perhaps even the
next, or the one after that… an angry, new populist movement, the CNC
(Coalition for a New Consensus) inaugurates its convention in an old, ailing
Over the years, much has changed, though more’s remained the
same. Donald Trump’s sour administration
was been helpless, debt-ridden and despised.
His successors have stuttered and sputtered… life is markedly worse for
most (although biotech's replication of 90's era dot-com frenzy has sent stock
prices, insurance premiums, energy, healthcare costs and rents soaring); real
wages plummet as jobs continue migrating to foreign slave-states or,
increasingly, machines. Arrogant Republicans and cringing Democrats agree we’re
"winning" the war on terror (if one confines the term to dirty deeds
committed by furriners), but domestic terrorists remain active and randomly
lively, civil liberties continue to be shredded, shadowy nerds poke and probe
our increasingly digitized society and American intransigence in paying dues
has prompted the U.N. to send its "peacekeepers" in blue berets and
black helicopters to patrol America’s ungovernable inner cities, cities like
that in which the CNC's convention is to take place.
For five days, this convention reunites aging activists Glenn Savitt and Anne Kazelka, staffers
for Jack "Catfish" Parnell (ex-Congressman and author of Entropy
and Renaissance), with the unreconstructed street radical Andy Morrison. Savitt and Kazelka's objectives
are to secure primacy for Catfish over militia-based CNC rival Austin
Tillerman; Morrison simply fears that convention violence will drive a stake
through the heart of the already shabby safety net as serves the City's
ever-increasing homeless population.
And other players behind the scenes... both global and domestic...
have their own agendas.
Biweekly episodes run concurrent with syndicated columns from
"Entropy and Renaissance"... Parnell’s strange populist manifesto as
has (since the growth of multiple new parties… on the liberal left, tea-party
alt-right and “radical center”) augured that a candidate becomes electable with
30% or less of the popular
vote, making Parnell a force to be cultivated, even feared!
ENTROPY and RENAISSANCE!
Follow! the mob of desperate
football fanatics who, after the FCC approves moving the Superbowl
to a premium channel accessible only by a scarce and expensive black box, storm
their local electronics outlets to fight for their right to spectate,
ast successful Native American revolt in
the jungles of southeastern Mexico where an implacable tribe of rebels ousted an
imperial army under the command of its mad General in…