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Brave new world ?

March 10, 2013

IMG_3236.JPGI woke up early on Tuesday for my trip to Fairbanks and while the coffee brewed I thought about the day ahead. I knew it was Tuesday because that is my assigned travel day. One of the four days a month when I am allowed to use my truck to travel to town. I was almost half way to town when I realized I had to go back because I had my handgun in the truck and since they passed the new firearm laws no one was allowed to have a firearm within the city limits. So back I went realizing that I was also burning way to much gasoline and would not have enough on my fuel ration card to get a full tank, but what was I going to do I had to make the trip to see my Doctor and restock my food supply.

I got to town a little late and went straight to my doctors office for my appointment. The doctor told me after he was done that I should have surgery but because of my age under the new government guidelines I was not young enough to have it. Under the 2011 government managed healthcare guidelines people over 65 had a sliding scale of what medical procedures we were allowed to get, and seeing I was now 67 I was SOL. The doctor did say that when the pain got worse, under these same guidelines, it was legal for him to prescribe medicine that would solve all my problems.

Later when I finished shopping for my food and the cashier scanned my wrist for my personal ID but it didn’t read the implanted government ID chip. She was almost ready to call for a soldier to check it out when the scanner finally registered my chip. Did I really look like those people that are living off the grid and refusing to get an embedded chip? I know here in Alaska there were many who lived in the woods that still clung to their guns and bibles always talking about the freedoms they had in the old days, but I had caved many years ago.

So after I stopped to put whatever gasoline my ration card said I was entitled to into my truck I headed home. I didn’t even stop at the used book store, a favorite place for me over the years where I spent many hours browsing and surfing the internet. Now most shelves in the store were empty because of the ban on seditious reading material plus the fact that the government had shut down most of the internet especially the blogs. Yes in this day and age blogs were dangerous. People still thought they were free to post whatever they felt, until one of the government internet sniffer programs found your writing and you were arrested, or taken out by a government sanctioned drone attack, for making threats against the government.

It was either the bear roast being a little old or maybe I let it get warm too long before cooking, but something made me sick last night and gave me one hell of a dream. I woke up remembering bits and pieces of that new world and in the darkness of my cabin I felt a shiver go through my spine…

Fiction?
Yes but everything I wrote about is based
on proposals and laws currently in force or being considered.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. March 10, 2013 3:48 pm

    So true, so true

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  2. moutnaingirl permalink
    March 10, 2013 4:13 pm

    That world sucks. OMG.. Great post!

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  3. Jon permalink
    March 11, 2013 12:31 am

    Pete,
    One of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog is these insightful ( & spookingly (there’s a new word) accurate) looks into the future of the once-great country we used to know. But then again, when one stops & thinks about the Roosevelt “regime”, the fact Sen. McCarthy tried to warn us in the 50s, Reagan & Goldwater in the 60s & Reagan again in the 80s your futuristic gaze just adds credence to what has been going on slowly but surely for close to 80 years at least. It’s called creeping socialism. The bad news is it’s no longer creeping. And if dictator Obama gets a House majority next time around all bets are off.
    We already have that problem here in Mn. with a liberal legislature & governor & believe me, it’s already accelerating here with the new tax proposals.

    I have a friend who used to live in North Pole & now Reno, NV. who’s moving to Ecuador this year to get away & since my wife is a Filipina, we’ve talked about relocating ourselves to escape the storm, & before we pay an escape tax.

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    • March 15, 2013 1:23 pm

      Jon with world wide conditions the way they are I do not know if one can truly ‘get away’ from all this crap.

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  4. Del permalink
    March 11, 2013 12:35 am

    Dang Pete! I wondered when to started with ” one of the days I am allowed to use my truck” I had to double take that the the new gun law! You know that is almost already happening in some areas of the country… Good post Pete…

    Trying to figure the motorcycle manufacturer by the emblem. BMW?

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  5. Del permalink
    March 11, 2013 12:37 am

    Heck of an idea Jon…… Wish I could get out of dodge too sometimes…..

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  6. March 11, 2013 2:43 am

    Wow Pete this took me back to 70’s we were stationed in Germany …..the gas ration was in force …your auto tag # and letter were how and when you got gas….long long lines …… beginning military made it a little easier but then it was still how much was available when your time at pump came up..in the short time this was going on …we learned to share rides ..share commissary list …share food….so sometimes the the things we see and can not stop teach and stretch us …everyone speaking of how this is a great fiction write …thinking not fiction …thinking maybe we should all get ready…in places allover the USA right this minute it is against law to raise a garden in your yard.. or sit in your front yard …or watch the grass of the lawn grow taller then three inches …so maybe you woke up to early in your write …

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