Life and Production: S2 E6: The Great Transition

Saffron soaks up information on the historic signing in Delaware.


The Initial Free State

To contemplate the results of the Great Transition, one must first comprehend its roots. In a time where the economy and the social faction of the United States had exhausted all resources, and destruction abounded, change would have to present itself. And real change. Positive change. Rational change. So, the economics professors from New Sweden University petitioned the government to allow the first state to ratify the United States Constitution to become the initial free state in the union.

Their Victory

Known as the New Sweden Kids or NSK, Professors Connor Mettle, Milo Kiln, and Donnell Wayson established a social system based on liberty. These men sought to challenge the stale doctrines and hollow platitudes that populated the body politic. Armed with teachings from their instructor Dr. Francine Woodrow, each professor sent intellectual rounds down range. Their fastidiousness brought about an ideal starting point from which to shoot their ideas into the sky. With just a few petitions to the government officials, Mettle, Kiln, and Wayson paved the way for the latest legislation. Kiln dreamed up the title “Great Transition” from the positive version which history had bestowed upon recessions and depressions. The latter part of the concept spoke of the change which would come about in the wake of the signing. All of the professors could hope for the day that the decision would affect the lives of Delawareans and maybe one day the country and also the world.

But that would have to wait on the state. The free market would determine whether a daughter could snort cocaine, whether a son could trade stocks without a license, whether a mother could shampoo hair without a license, whether a father could be unhampered by the tax collectors on property and income. The law had been passed with a unanimous vote. The notion of liberating the parts of society which had seemed unfathomable now appeared real. The NSK rejoiced in their victory. Each man knew that with the introduction of freedom, the state’s populace would enjoy the benefits. As a reverse to Benjamin Franklin’s oft-quoted line, “but in this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes,” life and production would serve Delawareans as their battle cry. But another idiom attributed to the renaissance man and Founding Father, saying that Americans have a republic, "if you can keep it” would be a solemn reminder that to grasp a value one must exhibit virtues in order to maintain it.

Breadth and Depth

Saffron Lesane studied the various political implications that the NSK presented to the United States Congress. She devoured texts outlining how these three professors managed to persuade bureaucrats on how to best implement radical ideas. From her perspective, her fellow faculty members at Delaware Institute of Technology (DIT) managed to mount quite a feat. Her delicate fingers traced the history of the Great Transition with every tap she made on her tablet screen. She had shared along with studies in mathematics the virtues of Delaware law. In question and answer sessions, from Asia to America, audiences queried as to how the state of Delaware could sustain such a profound change. She answered that question the same way despite being on different continents. “With dogged determination,” she had said. She sat up in bed and summoned a robot to fetch her some Eso. After the mechanized servant went for the wine, Saffron returned to her digital device.

She peered at copious documents. The breadth and depth of the measures that obliterated old customs, laws, and traditions were not lost on Saffron. All of the judicial matters intrigued her. By knowing the precise cases of the litigation which would take place at the outset of the Great Transition, Saffron could recognize tyranny being wiped out of existence in Delaware. Yet, the role for each individual remained for them to be of action and bring the legislation to life; to give form to a document which carried the absolute power of the government would engender a sense of rational optimism. Despite all of the rhetoric that was bandied about prior to the signing, Saffron could comprehend that such words were nothing more than mealy-mouthed fear-mongering. Some people were just too afraid to take control of their own lives.

Absolute, Thorough, and Definitive

These factions wanted the government to continue to be a Nanny State. Though the opposition posed a fierce threat, the Great Transition, nonetheless, came into effect. Saffron spun the digital information dangling in midair. She had presented to audiences around the globe the virtues of the Great Transition. “Humans,” she had said. “The GT allows us to live as humans.” Her specified work in mathematics required her to observe the world and understand the relationships between quantities. This process of thought advanced in light of the ruling. What Saffron derived from the new laws launched her thinking capacity into the stratosphere. In freeing men's bodies, the mind took control and commanded spirit and matter.

Though there remained elements which would cause some to pause. The influx of drug users brought about the implementation of abuse centers throughout the state. The number of commercial banks and investments banks which merged spurred a financial revolution. That such pecuniary institutions would be unfooled around with in regard to absolute, thorough, and definitive regulation marked a period in Delaware’s way of conducting business. The freeing up of educational centers and allowing privatization to rule the day allowed students to be unfettered in their thinking and found the formula of how to think. Saffron shut down the application. Lesane had entered the bedroom.

Indeed

“I almost forgot about the signing happening so close to Christmas,” Lesane said.

“Yes. The birthday of the state of Delaware on December 7, 1787, saw a born-again state of existence when the GT came about,” Saffron said. She opened the comforter and sheets to allow her husband a place to rest.

“Yes, and how wonderful it is to live it,” Lesane yawned. He eased himself into bed.

“Indeed, sir,” Saffron said. She directed a robot to turn out the lights and the room went black.

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