How did the Soviet
Union fall? The story explores its history as a system that was designed
to fail. The discussion is staged at a time before the Soviet Union
collapsed, when its existence could have been saved on the basis of
principles that were not sufficiently understood at the time, just as the
entire western economic, financial, and political system is presently
collapsing for the same reason. The Soviet Union was destroyed from within
by a silent war that the leaders did not recognize, and so is the West
falling into the same trap.
The trap should be obvious. War has a single purpose; to enable the rich
to steal from the poor, such as in wars over oil. That’s the song of
empire. For this purpose, progressive cultures are destroyed to protect
the thievery system of empire. World Wars have been staged for this
purpose that have destroyed entire continents and fostered impotence for
the protection of empires. For this still-continuing purpose, Russia and
China are declared in the West the #1 enemy, slated for destruction with
The fall of the Soviet Union could have been prevented with advanced
humanist policies, but it wasn’t, for the lack of interest. Likewise, the
fall of humanity can still be prevented, but it may not, for the same
reason, with ensuing tragedies that very few people may survive, if any.
That’s the story of our history.
The frame for the story presented in this book, is a fictional,
international peace conference organized by the youth of the world,
convened in Russia in a city on the Black Sea. The entire story unfolds
onboard of a cruise ship.
The story presents one of the scenes of the Kaleidoscope of human
superlatives that keeps on turning. In the Kaleidoscope Project, the
selected stories are gems of numerous types. The one presented here is
from Book 2, The Ice Age Challenge, of my epic series of novels The
Lodging for the Rose. The Kaleidoscope stories are presented separately,
because their specific focus has become increasingly important in the
world, for our future.
As one might expect, many of the vistas are precious in themselves, so
that it soon became apparent that quite a number of them stand on their
own as complete stories and are important to raise up a specific focus
that is of critical importance. I cherish these stories. Consequently, I
started to share them in different forms, including now in printed form.
The separate printing also allows a larger type face to be used.