Lord of Columbia Series

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243 Years Later: 13 American Colonies that Sparked Lord of Columbia

Freedom Flames, I hope you all read and enjoyed my articles regarding American foreign policy over the last 100 years with one more article to go in the series before I branch off to other influences behind Lord of Columbia. However, since it is early July, we in the states are celebrating the courage of 13 American Colonies and their allies for breaking away from the world’s most dangerous empire of the age, the former British Empire.

Ain’t that ironic?

To be honest, I feel America’s Founders would be flipping in their graves if they saw that the country they founded has been on a psychopathic quest to do to the world exactly what the British did to them. However, myself and many other like-minded people including those at the Ron Paul Liberty Report, the Mises Institute, Blackstone Intelligence, the Corbett Report, the Anti-Media, Reason, the Libertarian Party and other hot spots both on and offline are looking to do our part to spread a message the Sons of Liberty successfully spread and implemented back in the 18th century.

To end this needless quest for empire that has killed millions, displaced millions more, and has driven up the national debt to the point to where nations worldwide are looking to trade the US Dollar in for gold and rightfully so, which is all leading up to the next financial crisis said to make the 2008-2009 stock market crash look tame.

Okay, so enough negativity.

 

The Birth of Civil Liberties

The British Empire served as the basis for the Southpoint Empire in Lord of Columbia.

Before America’s foreign policy became so out of hand due to several factors which I’ll explain in other articles, it was that area of land occupied by opposing forces.

And we didn’t like it or else war wouldn’t have been fought, said by Libertarian economist Murray Rothbard to have been the only American war that helped, and didn’t usurp, civil liberties at home.

This can be summed up from a quote in the Declaration of Independence:

Prudence indeed will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations … evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government. …

And of course, the birth of civil liberties would come with the Declaration of Independence, something I wish politicians on both ends of the spectrum in America would take a hard, long look at.

 

The American Revolution and Lord of Columbia, Trilogy I

America was founded on rebellion and resistance from British Imperialism.

As those of you following have been told time and again, Trilogy II deals with an allegory of American foreign policy, especially in modern times, however, Trilogy I is its own separate entity, dealing with a modernized urban fantasy tale of the American Revolution.

While you won’t find muskets in the work, you’ll find a modern-day society, much like the one we’re living in today, fighting an oppressive regime from outside their land’s borders, and conducting a revolution, in the same manner, America’s real-life counterparts did two and a half centuries ago.

This is especially true in Book I, Northern Knights, where the reader will find allegories of the following, with the fictional counterparts in parentheses:

1. Violent protest and clashes with the Southpoint military (Ironton)

2. Boston Tea Party (Atlantis Shores Incident)

3. First and Second Continental Congress (Forest City, North Columbia)

4. Battles of Lexington and Concord (Hallsburg and Richfield)

5. Siege of Boston (Nightford)

A few deleted scenes that didn’t make the final cut into the text included an allegory of Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride, the Boston Massacre (this one was a hard cut), and scenes that left the point of view of Cain Riscattare which cut over to Southpoint Parliament’s passing of the Intolerable Acts.

Throughout Trilogy I, the reader will also see continued references to the American Revolutionary War, including a few references to The Patriot (2000 film), and the History Channel’s Miniseries, Sons of Liberty.

 

Coming Up

So, I’m looking to continue my real-life influences behind Lord of Columbia by first talking about Syria before heading onto exposing a few CIA projects like MKUltra and Operation Northwoods, among others. Later, it’ll be more American and world history topics that influenced the series and why they did so. Finally, I also want to provide some reviews and links to other works, such as The Patriot in terms of movies and Revolution: A Manifesto by Ron Paul, and other awesome Libertarian works that display prevalence in Lord of Columbia. Things at the blog here are just now heating up!

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14 Comments

  1. Very interesting article, but I am a little confused. Is Colombia as America based on real facts or is it a fiction based on the history? Where does it all start? I have read about sinking the Lusitania. Was that the first article in the Columbia series? Are the articles connected?

    • Todd Matthews

      July 3, 2019 at 8:10 pm

      Hi, Sandy, Columbia as America is an allegory, so it’s based on real facts, or I should say, inspired by real facts. However, there’s still a lot of fiction to it as well. For instance, there are fictional coalitions, as well as fictionalized antagonists along with other elements. One that will jump out at many is that there are no Presidents, but just Monarchs, in all these nations. So, in other words the work is entirely fictional, however true events inspired the plot.

      The Lusitania sinking was the first article in my War Lies Series, many of which you’ll see fictionalized versions of in Trilogy II of the Series. And yes, each article in the War Lies Series are connected. I have one more part to go, Part VII, which will involve Syria. The Syrian connection can be made in Trilogy II more than any other, since I started writing the entire series when the Syrian Civil War was heating up. 

  2. Shashwat .Prakash

    July 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    “I feel America’s Founders would be flipping in their graves if they saw that the country they founded has been on a psychopathic quest to do to the world exactly what the British did to them.” – Haha!

    I appreciate you taking the pains and explaining all about the American Civil liberties. Lords of Columbia seem to be an interesting read. I’m looking forward to it.

    Thanks for sharing 

    • Todd Matthews

      July 4, 2019 at 4:06 pm

      I thought that line would evoke a few laughs, Shashwat! Trilogy I is out now, with Trilogy II on the way, starting with Raven’s Flock. It all depends if you like action, a good deal of violence (it is a revolution, after all), and some drama, LoC is for you. 

  3. I can see you have been very productive with writing fiction. Another trilogy coming up already! I´d like to ask is the second trilogy urban fantasy too, like the first one? If not, which genre of literature would best describe the new trilogy?

    Are the stories of the two trilogies connected at all, or are they independent stories? How about the characters? Are the same characters in both trilogies, or are new characters introduced in trilogy II?

    • Todd Matthews

      July 4, 2019 at 4:07 pm

      Hi, Kirsti, since Trilogy II takes place a couple centuries later, I thought it’d be appropriate to insert some science fiction as well, but yes, it’s mainly urban fantasy with a healthy dose of science fiction. These stories will be connected, which the reader will find out in Chapter One of Raven’s Flock, perhaps giving a sense of relief. New characters will be introduced in Trilogy II….um….in a manner of speaking. That’s the only hint I can leave. 

  4. Hi, Todd.
    Thanks for your conscious efforts to illustrate American Foreign Policy and the Libyan connection to us. I hope it would be a fantastic read. As the plots are taken from the real-time stories and events and one can synchronize the tale with what happened actually takes him to the memory lane. Your efforts are tremendous.
    Warm Regards,
    Gaurav Gaur

    • Todd Matthews

      July 4, 2019 at 4:08 pm

      Thanks, Gaurav, I’m definitely making as much of an effort as I can to synchronize these stories into one, especially taking as much inspiration from real-life historical events as I can. I can’t wait to see the final product that Trilogy II brings. 

  5. Hello Todd,

    as a regular reader of yours, it was interesting for me to hear your perspective on Independence Day. In today’s political world, libertarians must be feeling quite lonely, since they are hardly represented at all, both in the Senate and Congress.

    As you remind us, things used to be very different back in the times of the founders. It’s interesting how you envision the future with your metaphor between Columbia and America. 

    well, bye for now, Phil

    • Todd Matthews

      July 5, 2019 at 9:16 pm

      I think we are, since we’re often more ridiculed than any other Party for our positions. We’re the critical thinkers, however, always questioning mainstream thought and asking for both sides of any story to leave the darkness and come out into the light, even if such stories contradict and even disprove mainstream thought. 

  6. I appreciate your dedication to carrying out these Libertarian ideals such as reference to creating wars that will help and not do damage. I can’t agree more with the Declaration of Independence and great reference here. It is not only the American’s right it is his/her duty to overthrow despotism. Unfortunately, despotism has many faces. Your analogies are fascinating and I look forward to continue reading Lord of Columbia, well done!

    • Todd Matthews

      July 5, 2019 at 9:17 pm

      The Declaration is, and I’ll soon be writing an article series breaking down the entire document, and interpreting many of the grievances written by Thomas Jefferson as well as making connections to how they can relate in today’s terms. 

  7. Hi Todd! This background you’re describing here sure spices up your books. I’m intrigued how all these event’s are depicted in the pages of Trilogy I.

    As we read the books we can’t avoid establishing the correlation. And every time we stumble upon a major event we’ll try to identify what it’s trying to foreshadow. In deed an interesting read!

    • Todd Matthews

      July 12, 2019 at 9:43 pm

      Thanks, man! I’m looking to foreshadow as much as possible on this site, with both my light and dark articles. I can’t wait to dish out more, and trust me, more darkness is coming up…..this weekend, 7/13-14/2019. 

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