Adventures in Late Phase American Democracy

A Technological Breakthrough in
Neural Chips and Cognitive Cybernetic Enhancement
Leads to the Horrifying Coup of
American Democracy

There are four things you need to know before beginning DEMOCRACY JONES Podcast.

1) This is a SERIAL podcast, which means you should listen to the episodes in order by date. Teaser first, Opening Crawl second.
2) It is speculative fiction that compares near-future American politics to the Late Republic period of ancient Rome, and how the rise of rhetoric in a culture is directly related to political binary opposites escalating to violence
3) It is a warning
4) It is a satire of Rhetoric

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In the year 2040, a cult-like military general rises out of the Republican Party and spearheads a violent coup against a repressive Democratic administration. In the suburbs, General Schenk’s loyal followers brutalize Black and Hispanic neighborhoods while looting the liberal elite. Millions are killed or uprooted.

`Survivors run to the mountains, national parks and major cities, leaving everything behind. And it is there where Haisley Jones, a pregnant former Marine, must begin the fight to revive democracy, per the commands from the perfectly simulated voice of Maya Angelou via the vocoder system in her neural chip.

Published by Eamon

Eamon Loingsigh is a shortlisted author of historical novels, YA, poetry, speculative fiction and the Science Fiction-Horror podcast DEMOCRACY JONES: 7/13. He earned a degree in Journalism and has written for the Associated Press, The Guardian, Tampa Bay Times and many other publications.

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