The Tunnel and the Cave

The Tunnel and the Cave

John Schou

John Schou

A number of mostly humorous short -stories but also some reflecting events of the beginning of the Third MillenniumThe book contains 37 short-stories:A B-Mans Nightmare How the English Language got its strange Tune The New Earl of Balmore How Are You, Today? A Matter of Concentration Nightly Departure The Emperor’s New Rules Called to the Boss Nevaljashka My World-Famous Modesty Promotion Is there a Doctor on Board? Tale of the Tie Explosive Departure A Strange Reward Dysthanasia Rudolph Rednose Justice in Lawainia Jack the Ripper’s last notes Hannah’s Sudden Death An Uninvited Visitor The Research Victim Modern Christmas Good Old Days The Wall Behind Visit from Cassandra Axis of the Devil Liberating the Free A Long Way Home The Last Container Sporty events Alert for Copnick Resurrection The Beauty and Me, the Beast The Obituary Projecting 9/11 Schou’s Evolution Theory
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When Civil Servants Fail

When Civil Servants Fail

John Schou

John Schou

In a society, where every citizen is a suspected terrorist, where the secret services instrument terror scenarios to emphasize their importance, and where some leading politicians use any means to enrich themselves, we find Mr. Smith and his assistant Eric Gusto. Their efforts are described in 5 stories, in which they for non-idealistic purposes incidentally oppose this trend among civil servantsIn this book, we are concerned with our security agents, and if the tenor of this description is right, we are then dealing with the greatest terrorists, according to their accomplishments. In contrast, normal citizens are treated as their enemies, so far without justification since we tolerate their actions without noteworthy resistance. Ironically, if you redefine a terrorist from their destruction of civil rights, the biggest terrorists of our time will be found in various governments. But when the ministers of the interior (home secretaries) actually (and exceptionally) defend human rights, I excuse this comparison. May he or she be successful with this task; be sure there is a lot to do after the grave setbacks experienced in the first part of the Third Millennium.The five stories are dealing with different aspects of this conflict: In ‘Crime Does Pay,’ the biggest false-flag attack of modern time (9/11) is the topic. ‘Honour the Liars’ is dealing with whistleblowers and their fight for truth – in vain – as the “weapons of mass destruction” lead to war against Iraq. The murder of Dr. David Kelly is given particular attention in this connection. In ‘Civil Servants,’ various so-called security organizations plan a large false-flag attack. In 'What a Waste,' toxic and radioactive waste is scheduled for transport to the Third World, disguised as relief-aid. Finally, the subway-attack in London in 2005 is given attention in the last story, ‘Dark Shadows’.But rather than disclosing these crimes here (I have done so in various essays on my homepage), the stories are fictionally packed as detective stories, unmistakably inspired by Rex Stout’s main characters, Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin, here in a local Danish version.
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