From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Thu Aug 17 12:44:44 2023
The next valley turned out to be the valley of primitive human ancestors.
The guardians kept them on a planet and gave them food and water for free, but each
time the natives stoned one of the guardians in the process.
When the last guardian was left, he mounted and erected a tower that was generating
the shield from the sun of the neighbouring Red Star, the water production facility and
the food supplement generation plant. It was all powered by a battery pack that could
last for 120 years and power cells.
When the guardian eventually departed, the natives started worshipping the tower that
gave them food and water, and in belief that it will not work otherwise, they started offering
it a "daily sacrifice". Soon the basement of the tower was full of skulls.
The next generation of the natives was even more afraid of the tower, and they started
developing plans to disable it and destroy it. Then would pile up on stunned bodies of
their predecessor, because the last guard set the setting to "stun" and not "kill".
After the natives learned that they will not die, they started developing ever more clever
ways to disable the tower. Eventually, one of them threw himself into a shaft jumping
from the pile of stunned bodies and short-circuited the system.
The shield immediately failed and they started to feel the effect of the Red Star on their
skin, and soon they realised that water and food were no longer coming from the place
they took it for granted ...
From Raskolynikov@21:1/5 to All on Sun Aug 20 20:54:49 2023
THE VALLEY OF OBEDIENCE
I proceeded to another valley, and there the people erected themselves a ruler.
Though he had smooth talk, soon enough, he made himself a king.
Later on, he started imprisoning and executing all people who disagreed with him.
Every thought or word was punished with prison or death.
His son proceeded the same path. The people who were likely to defy government of the
ruler were executed, imprisoned, or could not raise offspring due to the conditions. Their
girlfriends and wives were raped, and beget the children of king's servants. The "white" children
were aborted under the accusation of being "black" and evil.
Every learning, work, or saving was punished and soon reduced to zero, except for stealing,
snitching neighbour, and bullying them, those righteous and those working hard.
His grandson was even worse, he tried to look friendly and tolerant ruler before the
other kings, but by now only people who were likely to lie, falsely accuse, steal or embezzle
were genetically selected into the population.
The watchers raised a deliverer every now and then, but the peasants in the valley were
also very envious and maliciously destroyed every talent of the deliverer that was meant
to save them, eating the chickens before they could hatch.
So, they stayed in the valley, and I saw that the fourth son of the first ruler was even worse,
he disregarded every need to stay nice or look acceptable before the other kings, trying
to eliminate the rest of the "white ones" his ancestors left behind by mistake ...
The more evil the ruler was, the more the genetically selected obedient offspring worshipped