To whoever is listening to these recordi...

One Empire, Under God

Joshua Cunningham

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To whoever is listening to these recordings,

please let me once again apologize

for the horrific actions of my son.

I cry every day that he was taken from me

by men like Reverend Ian MacDougal and his ilk

who use their faith as an excuse

to kill, torture, and suppress.

I hope that each of these recordings

will help to preserve the truth that

the Empire has desperately sought to erase

from our history.

Over the course of the third millennium,

technology advanced more and more,

particularly in terms of advances in

the field of virtual technology, and

the impact it had on

mass media and communication,

and by extension, on global culture.

With those advances can the proliferation

of lots of information, which led to major

cultural and scientific advances, which led to

large and growing numbers of people across the world

embracing secular humanism and social democracy

as opposed to the contradictory values

of capitalism and Christianity that had

dominated Western civilization for

several generations in history.

But not everyone was happy with that.

In fact, a lot of people, not just evangelicals,

but various other forms of Christianity which

have since gone extinct, as well as extinct religions

such as Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Scientologists, and also

even some disaffected voters, who were tricked

into thinking the atheists that had risen to power

were out to destroy them.

It became an easy case to make,

with rural America left behind

by the technological advancements

that the government championed,

which left many of them out of work.

And of course, as well as environmental changes

which, at the time,

they were unable to adapt to

as quickly as others.

All of them were deceived

by hateful demagogues into thinking that

the traditional way of “American life”

was under siege by “radical atheism”.

That was how my son,

Damian Cunningham the First,

rose to power,

The irony, of course, is that

the original Constitution of the United States

was founded on ideals such as

free expression and separation of church and state.

In that sense,

they were the original revolutionaries.

As the years passed,

the dramatically expanded America would

become barely recognizable by the men who

founded the United States

nearly a thousand years ago.

With martial law still in place,

the legislative and judicial branches that

kept the chief executive in check

were rendered obsolete, and the Constitution was

completely rewritten to allow Damian Cunningham

and his future descendants to stay in power, and

continue to impose his strict evangelical Christian views.

Countless men, women, and children

who opposed his draconian laws rooted in theology

were imprisoned without trial, tortured,


and murdered.

And that’s why we’re here.

That’s why I’ve abandoned my faith,

and why I ultimately founded

the Democratic Revolutionary Alliance,

in the hopes of stopping them.

Those claiming to follow

“the word of God”

are ironically and hypocritically

violating one of the principles

found in Christianity, and in

many other ancient religions:

To Love Thy Neighbor.

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