• Register
  • Login
  •          

    Chapter 54

    Image
      ʙᴏᴏᴋ ꜰᴏᴜʀ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅᴜɴᴇ ᴄʜʀᴏɴɪᴄʟᴇꜱ

    Moderators: Omphalos, Freakzilla, ᴶᵛᵀᴬ

    Chapter 54

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jul 2008 20:10

    Excerpt from the Hadi Benotto secret summation on the discoveries at Dar-es-
    Balat:


    Herewith THE minority report. We will, of course, comply with the majority
    decision to apply a careful screening, editing and censorship to the journals
    from Dar-es-Balat, but our arguments must be heard. We recognize the interest of
    Holy Church in these matters and the political dangers have not escaped our
    notice. We share a desire with the Church that Rakis and the Holy Reservation of
    the Divided God not become "an attraction for gawking tourists."
    However, now that all of the journals are in our hands, authenticated and
    translated, the clear shape of the Atreides Design emerges. As a woman trained
    by the Bene Gesserit to understand the ways of our ancestors, I have a natural
    desire to share the pattern we have exposed which is so much more than Dune to
    Arrakis to Dune, thence to Rakis.
    The interests of history and science must be served. The journals throw a
    valuable new light onto that accumulation of personal recollections and
    biographies from the Duncan Days, the Guard Bible. We cannot be unmindful of
    those familiar oaths: "By the Thousand Sons of Idaho!" and "By the Nine
    Daughters of Siona!" The persistent Cult of Sister Chenoeh assumes new
    significance because of the journals' disclosures. Certainly, the Church's
    characterization of Judas/Nayla deserves careful reevaluation.
    We of the Minority must remind the political censors that the poor sandworms in
    their Rakian Reservation cannot provide us with an alternative to Ixian
    Navigation Machines, nor are the tiny amounts of Church-controlled melange any
    real commercial threat to the products of the Tleilaxu vats. No! We argue that
    the myths, the Oral History, the Guard Bible, and even the Holy Books of the
    Divided God must be compared with the journals from Dar-es-Balat. Every
    historical reference
    to the Scattering and the Famine Times has to be taken out and reexamined! What
    have we to fear? No Ixian machine can do what we, the descendants of Duncan
    Idaho and Siona, have done. How many universes have we populated? None can
    guess. No one person will ever know. Does the Church fear the occasional
    prophet? We know that the visionaries cannot see us nor predict our decisions.

    No death can find all of humankind. Must we of the Minority join our fellows of
    the Scattering before we can be heard? Must we leave the original core of
    humankind ignorant and uninformed? If the Majority drives us out, you know we
    never again can be found!
    We do not want to leave. We are held here by those pearls in the sand. We are
    fascinated by the Church's use of the pearl as "the sun of understanding."
    Surely, no reasoning human can escape the journals' revelations in this regard.
    The admittedly fugitive but vital uses of archeology must have their day! Just
    as the primitive machine with which Leto I concealed his journals can only teach
    us about the evolution of our machines, just so, that ancient awareness must be
    allowed to speak to us. It would be a crime against both historical accuracy and
    science for us to abandon our attempts at communication with those "pearls of
    awareness" which the journals have located. Is Leto II lost in his endless dream
    or could he be reawakened to our times, brought to full consciousness as a
    storehouse of historical accuracy? How can Holy Church fear this truth?
    For the Minority, we have no doubt that historians must listen to that voice
    from our beginnings. If it is only the journals, we must listen. We must listen
    across at least as many years into our future as those journals lay hidden in
    our past. We will not try to predict the discoveries yet to be made within those
    pages. We say only that they must be made. How can we turn our backs on our most
    important inheritance? As the poet, Lon Bramlis, has said: "We are the fountain
    of surprises!"


    The End
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18068
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Postby Omphalos » 23 Jul 2008 20:31

    Yea! Congratulations! Your employer will be so glad you're finishing this! :wink:
    User avatar
    Omphalos
    Inglorious Bastard
     
    Posts: 6581
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 11:07
    Location: The Mighty Central Valley of California

    Postby Freakzilla » 23 Jul 2008 21:27

    Omphalos wrote:Yea! Congratulations! Your employer will be so glad you're finishing this! :wink:


    Yeah, our customers too!

    I still have a couple chapters left in CoD to go and I'll have read all six books at once.

    :shock:
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18068
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

    Re: Chapter 54

    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Aug 2012 15:46

    Gets better every time. :D
    Image
    Paul of Dune was so bad it gave me a seizure that dislocated both of my shoulders and prolapsed my anus.
    ~Pink Snowman
    User avatar
    Freakzilla
    Lead Singer and Driver of the Winnebego
     
    Posts: 18068
    Joined: 05 Feb 2008 01:27
    Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA


    Return to ˱

    Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests