Happy Birthday America!!! In return for all that you have done for me, here is the best birthday present that I could possibly give back too you... The Long Telegram of July 4th, 2017!
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The Truth is Out There...
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I hadn't been planning on making any more posts here, this is definitely the last one and I will just let this stand here now as my only means of at least telling a part of the story of my Pirate Dawn Universe. But due to current events, and especially “news”, I just had to post this. It's just too relevant and information that America absolutely needs to know right now, not years from now (if ever) when Territories is released. I don't say this in any kind of self aggrandizing way, or because I think that I am some great writer (I am most definitely not, I get by). I say this purely due to the content and subject matter, and the nation's current intense interest in this subject matter. You might very well consider this to be among the most fascinating things that you have ever read in your life! Again, not because I am some great writer, but because it is not at all the history that you know, and yet it is the true history of the these years. Or, at least, a WHOLE LOT more accurate than the history that you think you know. A little bit at a time, I have spent nearly 20 years writing the entire PDU timeline, and the 20th century is by far the most extensive and detailed era of the entire thing (which goes from 4.5 billion BC to 4288). The years leading up to 1945 can be found in the Armageddon Chess file attachment found on this same blog, and you could just skip all the way up to the first timeline entry regarding Karl Marx, in 1850, if all you are interested in are the events leading up to the focus of this timeline.
Although I have spent the last year finalizing this into a complete first draft up to 1989, the core of this timeline really has existed largely as it is, as far as the major points and story-lines go, for about 20 years now. This was not written in response to recent news and current events, although over the last year it has been finalized to first draft form and so it does now directly reference current events in subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, ways. Like a lot of sci-fi, this prequel/prologue story of the PDU now uses a “sci-fi” story to comment on present day issues. This was not the case for the last 20 years and this has existed largely as it is for a very long time now, the core of it long before 911 ever even happened. This is an important point, because it is so relevant to the biggest news story taking place for the last year or so... which is why I am posting it.
The Armageddon Chess timeline is really just the beginning of the Territories timeline cut off at 1945 where the new game Armageddon Chess was inserted into it. When I finished what was needed for this blog and posted that, I immediately went to work completing the Territories timeline up to 1989. So now the entire opening prequel timeline of the PDU up to Territories is ready to go in terms of being the starting point, nowhere near the final draft, of a game development process. The file attached to this post is the end of the Territories timeline leading up to the game, covering the years 1945-1989 (the Cold War). Even if you have no interest what-so-ever in the Pirate Dawn Universe... read this. If you have any interest at all in the true nature of the relationship between the United States and Russia, read this. If you want to understand why minor nations cannot be allowed to have nuclear weapons, read this. If you want to know the real, true answers to questions of Russian interference in US elections, read this. If you want to know the true nature of Russian intelligence, read this. If you spend all night watching the news... DEFINITELY READ THIS!!!
And then, just for the heck of it, and because it is such a mind-numblingly simple thing to do... I figured I'd fully explain the Iraq War in a single sentence.
CNN, Fox News, MSNBC... None of these people have any idea what they are talking about!!! The term “ignorant babbling morons” immediately comes to mind. I am half of a “WWII Grognard”, that was my parent's “Baby Boomer” generation. My generation didn't have a name, we came between “The Hippies” and “Generation X”. We might have been called “The Progressive Rock Generation”, but we weren't. I know a lot more about WWII than most, but not as much as the true “grognards” of my parent's generation who were closer too it than I was. I am a “Cold War Grognard”, and I know as much about the Cold War as the Baby Boomer “grognards” (that means “really serious WWII buff”, for you kids out there) knew about WWII. In addition to this, I am in a unique position to know more about this than I should. Without elaborating further... this is the “Family Business” that I was never directly involved with, but three of my closest relatives were. I know more than I should. If you keep my real last name in mind, there are even a few very clear hints at what I mean by this contained within this timeline that I am pretty sure you won't miss when you get too them.
Because it is mostly only vaguely alluded too in this timeline I will say it here directly. Please don't go off on a tangent calling me a nutcase, or reflexively shouting out “McCarthyism!!!” as a Pavlovian response, unless you have actually taken the time to read this. I really do know what I am talking about when it comes to this subject, and I really do know more than I should. When you are finished reading the attachment to this post you will, hopefully, at least understand why I say this......
Former FBI Director James Comey is a true, actual, real-life traitor! There is no question about that, nothing else can possibly be true. When you are finished reading this you will at least understand that I have a real justification for saying this, it is not just coming out of the blue, and has absolutely nothing to do with ANYTHING being said on the news today. Nothing else can possibly be true, James Comey is a traitor. There is no question about this at all. He can't possibly not know the truth! For the good of the nation James Comey should be tried, easily convicted, and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole as an example to others of the consequences of committing a major act of treason against the United States. Again, before you start posting insults below in the comments... read this attachment. Then insult away if you want, but I won't be responding to the comments of this post if it goes in that direction. I know better than to bother wasting any time taking on the tactics of Vladimir Lenin directly, you can't win. That's one of the things that makes his ways so effective. I've said all I have to say on the matter in the timeline.
“Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionists and rebels – men and women who dare to dissent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs, may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.” - Dwight Eisenhower
By the way... I have very little interest in politics and, while I would rather see any republican as president over almost any democrat for reasons that this timeline will make crystal clear, there are only three politicians of recent history that I actually admire and would actively support. John F Kennedy being one of them. Although I am thrilled to see any republican back in charge of the country, I am not a “Trump Supporter”. I am not a “Trump Hater”, either. I could take him or leave him so far, he has done absolutely nothing wrong yet nor is their any reason to suspect that he will. He has done nothing to make me say “Wow, another Dwight Eisenhower!!!”, either. So this has absolutely nothing to do with the nonsense of post-911 politics. I have never in my life even registered to vote, let alone actually voted. I really don't care. All I care about when it comes to this subject is America itself.
I know that I'm not going to change the world with this. In fact, as far as I know not a single person has even read any of the attachments that I have posted up until now. If you even so much as like America just a little bit, read this one. I'd be very surprised if five people have read any of the other ones. But I just can't take it anymore, everything being said on the “news” is so totally and completely backwards from reality. About 100 years worth of reality, and history. I just wanted this posted here since it is all that puny, insignificant little me has the power to do about it. If you really want to know the truth about Russian intelligence, and their long history of interference in American presidential elections, this is probably the closest that you are ever going to get too it. It really is.
And, of course, if by some miracle you have actually read the timeline up to Armageddon Chess, then this is also the end of that story leading into the true first game of the Pirate Dawn Universe... Territories: The Hot War. But this post really is much more about current events and the “news” than it is about my games, although it is also the end story of the Armageddon Chess timeline as well.
Oh... I almost forgot, a few things... There is some confusion because I am also, I would think obviously, writing my own story into and around all of this. The most obvious example being that anything relating to the “Dhalrhynthian Empire” is, I would think it would go without saying, made up other than it being loosely based on actual “UFO lore” which, as far as I know, is not real history. Although I would certainly agree that some rare multiple witness/radar events such as Belgium in 1990, and the Phoenix Lights in 1996, would most accurately be termed “unconfirmed incidents”. Specifically, the timeline entry explaining the creation of the CIA is particularly muddled by the UFO story line. It should usually (most of the time) be easy to tell when I am telling a story and when I am conveying real, true history. For example, everything not directly being affected by the Dhalrhynthian story in both the CIA and DIA creation timeline entries is the true story of that, as much as the little that I know of it anyway. The entire story of Soviet intelligence throughout the timeline is entirely the true history of Soviet intelligence to the extent that I know that story. That is NOT made up!
By the way, if you know a lot about the subject of UFO's I was once, from the late 80's to mid 90's, the man who was fairly well-known within that community as “The One & Only Great Wall Debunker” (don't ask, it's a long story... of that “Wacky Wall”;-) All I will say here is that Occam's Razor cuts a whole lot deeper than the UFO debunkers would have liked for it to cut. I am a true skeptic. Debunkery is “dishonest trickery” and in the face of debunkery... the “Great Wall of China” does not exist. “What's more likely? That your photograph is a picture of an ordinary castle wall, or that it is a 2,000 mile long wall, built over a mountain range... to keep out 'evil spirits' from the north? Don't worry, even if that Wacky Wall isn't there, I promise the 'evil spirits' won't get you.” And that is just the beginning. In over three years of what was called “The Great, Great Wall Debate” not one shred of evidence (NOSE), their own term thrown back in their face, was ever presented that survived their own tactics being used against them which were, of course, the tactics of Vladimir Lenin. Oh... even after all these years, I still love it so much!
Another, what should be obvious, example of an entire story-line running through this that is just my storytelling is that almost everything related to “Area 51” or Zhitkur at Kapustin Yar is also a part of my made-up story. Even the NATO code name “Bear's Den” for Zhitkur is something that I made up for my story. Those places both exist, they both have underground facilities, and the place that you know as “Area 51” really was originally called “Paradise Ranch”. That's all I know, everything else about that story-line is just me writing the most interesting story that I can for my universe... and the entirely made up “global underground base network” that you will read about becomes very important and relevant in the sci-fi eras of the story of the PDU. I would think that this is not real should be obvious too, but my experience with this subject matter tells me that I should mention it anyway. Of course I don't know any classified secrets, but really do know a lot more than I should. What I actually know is what I have great confidence is a supremely accurate perspective on the history of the Cold War from a few people who were in exactly the right places to know the truth, accumulated over a lifetime of intense interest in the subject and being around these people for my entire life. But mostly, this was my grandfather's view of the world, imparted to me during my youth... and he really was in the right place to have a pretty good vision and perspective of it all. You'll see...
Very little of this is my story, most of what is in this timeline is the true history of the Cold War to the best of my knowledge... except for “Full House” and all of the related events leading up too it. Full House is just my storytelling inspired by the mysterious near-nuclear incident of Sept 26th, 1983 which (the real claimed history) is almost certainly not the true story of the events of that day. The real world story of the Able Archer 83 “exercise”, which began exactly one week after that, is also almost certainly not the true story of that event either. But I just use Able Archer as it is in real-life anyway, confusing huh? Very few people are aware of these events that are almost certainly a cover up of the real events that really did take place during that month, because very few people ever had a “Grognard” level of interest in the Cold War. The month of September 1983 made the Cuban Missile Crises look like a era of great cooperation and diplomacy between the superpowers. The downing of KAL-007 was a part of these events, as was the KGB's likely assassination of Soviet Premier Yuri Andropov at the end of the year. It is almost a certainty that a nuclear war very nearly occurred, TWICE, during the month of September 1983. By comparison, a nuclear war did not at all nearly occur during the Cuban Missile Crises, that was a walk in the park compared to the real world events of September 1983. I don't know the details, only the stories of the cover up which have been the inspiration for what that I call “Russia's Year of Hell”. The version of these specific events of 1983 presented in my “Long Telegram” is just my “X Files-like” imaginings of what might have actually happened during the year 1983 based on the real, actual events that clearly did happen in real-life but for which I, of course, only know the “conspiracy theory” version of based on what little is actually known to the public. My “Full House” is probably a valid (although very, very dangerous) strategy, and probably would nullify MAD, but is only my personal theory of what might have occurred during September 1983 and not, as far as I know, real history. Although something along the lines of Full House might actually be what happened on that day, it makes a lot of sense on many different levels for a lot of different reasons, and it falls perfectly in-line with what was going on in the world at the time. Of course, that doesn't make it true. Don't skip ahead to this, it won't make much sense too you if you do and is essentially the big grand finale end of the story of the entire Territories timeline. You really do need to know the history leading up too it since the end of WWII to understand, you really do. And right now you don't know that history, no matter how much you might think that you do. You are about to learn it.
I should also point out for the game industry audience that this is the end of this story line within the PDU. The Hot War changes all of this. The story moves on into the sci-fi universe after this which is intentionally never political, with regards to the real world, and the “Secret War” instantly becomes a thing of the distant past. This is not at all what the PDU is about, this is only what the prequel story that leads into it is about. And, if you hadn't noticed, the “Grey's” will not be a part of the PDU story either. If you had read the Armageddon Chess timeline then you should have noticed that they are going extinct during this part of the timeline. The whole point of them being in this prequel story is to kill them off so that they are acknowledged for the people who would otherwise think that they were “missing”, and then by the time the story gets to the sci-fi eras they are not there anymore. I didn't want them as a “Stellar Nation” in the PDU. The PDU story is written for kids, because kids play games. I have violated that in this for the adult audience that this version is meant for. There are some things that go beyond my definition of PG-13. Those things would be edited if this was actually being made as a game for kids, as would all of the current event “news” related things. Or, to say it in the terminology of the PDU, “Balance” would be restored;-)
And, finally, I am “Social Media Challenged”. It's a thing that is beyond my generation and that I have never had any interest in. So I have no idea how to effectively distribute information over the internet. All I know how to use that are still in use today are e-mail, websites, and forums. If you are on America's side in the “Secret War” that has been taking place since the 1920's, as you can read all about in the attachment to this post, and want to actually try and do something about all of the ridiculous nonsense that you have seen on the news for the last year, here is a plan for you. Find a copy of George F Kennan's original “Long Telegram” (which is easy to do) and combine it with my “Long Telegram of July 4th, 2017” into a single file... or whatever it is that you “Social Media” types would do with a thing like that... and post it, re-tweet it... whatever it is that you do to give something a chance at “going viral”, or at least reaching a wide audience. I don't know how to do that, all I can do is post it here as a part of my preview presentation of the Pirate Dawn Universe. If you'd like to see this reach a wider audience, then you will have to try to make that happen yourself, because I don't know how too. People who are old enough to know what a “picture disc” was generally don't know anything about “Social Media”.
The Cold War came to an end, but that had no effect what-so-ever on the Secret War that has been taking place since the 1920's. All that the end of the Cold War meant was that Russia had lost its “colonies”. Really, they are still the Soviet Union today, nothing changed at all other than that the Soviet Union lost its colonies. Other than that, absolutely nothing ever changed at all. Everyone in the American intelligence community knows the history that you are about to read, in fact they know much more than I do. Obviously. Including the treasonous former FBI Director James Comey. So read away & enjoy... or pull your hair out as the blood veins in your temples burst in an uncontrollable rage... depending on how successfully you've been brainwashed by Russian intelligence and their army of Vladimir Lenin's Useful Idiots in America.
Marc “Kavik Kang” Michalik
Lost Art Studios
“I wish that I could live it all again!”
“Against the run of the mill, static as it seems, we break the surface tension with our wild kinetic dreams” - Neil “Professor Pratt” Peart, High God of the Drum Kit
Happy Birthday America!!!
“The best games are educational.” - The Avalon Hill Gang
Download the Long Telegram of July 4th, 2017 here...