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As many of you following my blog have already seen, Lord of Columbia is an allegory covering the entire history of the United States where Columbia (allegory for America) plays a key role in Trilogy II, which many will be able to relate to American foreign policy from 1898 to present day.

As a brief hint in Lord of Columbia Episode IV, entitled Raven’s Flock, I write about Columbia’s and the Western Powers of Gaia consisting mainly of Southland, Hessia, and Lourdes (England, Germany, and France) intervention in the Middle East. In the work, the nations of Dari (Afghanistan), Mestamia (Iraq), Damasca (Syria), Libia (Libya), Haman (Lebanon), and finally, Persia (Iran).

Columbia and the Military-Industrial Complex

Lockheed Martin’s Headquarters. Per the USA Today, Lockheed is the leading weapons seller in America as of 2018. Photo by Coolcaesar.

Columbia is leading the charge against the Eastern, or Old World. However, civil liberties in the nation have been usurped. Columbia has become a place where mass surveillance monitors residents’ electronic usage, uses facial recognition on the streets, as well as surveillance cameras, traffic cameras are in use.

Further, under such acts passed by the Columbian Senate, Columbian law enforcement, which had long wished for such powers, also possesses the power to secretly search a citizens’ private property without warrant, as well as enacting ‘trap and trace searches.’

As for the supernatural ability Lord of Columbia is known for, only those in the power elite own the right to possess and use such ability while others possessing Stoicheion ability are either slaughtered or confined to insane asylums. People in such ability-legal status refer to industrial entrepreneurs whose weapons manufacturing companies make billions on weapons ordered to build and are bought by the Columbian Government, only to be sold to allied nations helping the West’s cause such as Makkah (Saudi Arabia), Dawlat (Qatar), and Muttahidah (United Arab Emirates).

As a result, the Columbian government makes billions, which of course the weapons ordered all comes at the expense of either the Columbian taxpayer, or money created out of thin air, which replaced Columbia’s Diamond Standard it held for nearly two-hundred years, artificially inflating and devaluing the Columbian dollar in the process.

At the end of the day the Columbian working and middle classes lose out as they’re forced into taxation on just about everything either at gunpoint or under the threat of jail while the prices of goods and services continually increase due to endless printing of money, which has left the nation over $20 trillion in debt.

Now that Columbia’s working and middle classes are continually paying the bill in order for Columbia to fight a perpetual war overseas for supposed liberation of the Mestamians, the Damascans, the Darians, the Libians, and on a collusion course for the Persians, the standard of living in Middle and Working Class Columbia is on a continual downward spiral.


Columbia’s Mainstream Media

CNN Headquarters.

However, due to mass inflation, the number of dollars made by Columbia’s working and middle classes have skyrocketed to record levels, as the mainstream media continually pushes, leading some in Columbia to believe they’re better off at the time than ever before in the nation’s history.

However, mass inflation has led to the mass devaluing of the dollar since King Woodrow Baltimore and a select number of bankers colluded to take Columbia off the Diamond Standard and onto a trust-based paper currency one-hundred years before the events of Raven’s Flock.

Since then, while income has risen, the overall living standard across the nation had fallen.

But the mainstream media touts more than this.

They justify war, and the few within mainstream circles who question Columbia’s role in the world are demonized and ridiculed as anti-Patriotic, anti-Columbian, and for the corrupt and dangerous governments Columbia and its allies wish to free the people from.

However, Columbia has allied with nations that have questionable human rights records themselves, such as Makkah, where women’s rights are suppressed, as well as the suppression of free speech, freedom of expression, assembly, and religious freedom.

Or in both Dawlat and Muttahidah, where flogging and stoning are legal punishments. This is especially seen in expatriates from various lands throughout the World of Gaia, who often must submit to involuntary servitude, and other forms of abuses.

And yet, the mainstream media in Columbia proceeds to praise its nation’s alliance with such regimes while continually spreading the propaganda machine regarding brutal dictatorships in the so-called enemy nations.


A Real Life Example

Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard meeting with veterans at the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. Photo by Waikiki Natatorium.

I picked up a nice five-minute clip between Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard and Fox News Correspondent Tucker Carlson from Gabbard’s official Facebook page following the first night of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates. Now, while I don’t agree with Congresswoman Gabbard on the domestic front, she and I share not only identical views regarding foreign policy, but we also cite foreign policy as one of the most important if not the most important issue facing politics today.

Anyway, Gabbard’s Facebook post stated ‘too many politicians think the only way the US can be “engaged” with other countries is by blowing them up and strangling them with economic sanctions. I will end long-standing regime change policy and lead with a foreign policy based on negotiations, diplomacy, and cooperation.”

Carlson, a non-interventionist himself, almost regularly has Gabbard on his show these days when the two are mainly in agreement, which is a stark difference between the liberal-leaning Left and the conservative-leaning Fox News where two individuals from completely different ideologies can come together for a common interest. And as I stated, most of my Libertarian-leaning views tend to contrast drastically from Gabbard’s domestic views to an extent, however, something both Libertarians and most Progressives can agree on are two variables:

1) to end regime-change wars, and

2) to challenge cronyism that often erupts between corporations and Washington. The Left often calls this ‘capitalism,’ but us Libertarians like using the terms ‘corporatism’ or ‘cronyism.’

Anyway, to sum up the interview, Carlson states, “During last night’s debate, Congressman Tim Ryan from Ohio said it’s America’s duty to keep fighting in Afghanistan for some reason, eighteen years after we toppled the Taliban, that turned out to be a mistake.

“Tulsi Gabbard, the only veteran on stage, corrected him, watch this.”

Note, that before making this statement, Carlson also stated that this is the first election where Americans born on or after 9/11 will be allowed to vote. I can also imply that Americans born on or after 9/11 will soon be getting deployed to Afghanistan to fight and perhaps die in a nearly two-decade long war which had absolutely nothing to do with them.

In response to Ryan’s remarks quoted by Carlson, Gabbard responds in the debate with, “Is that what you will tell the parents of those two soldiers who were just killed in Afghanistan? Well we just have to be engaged. As a soldier I will tell you, that answer is unacceptable. We have to bring our troops home from Afghanistan.

“We are in a place in Afghanistan where we have lost so many lives. We’ve spent so much money. Money that’s coming out of everyone of our pockets.” She goes on to say that, “We are no better off in Afghanistan today than we were when this war began.”

The full excerpt from the interview can be viewed here.

Many have called Gabbard’s performance in the debate to be ‘breakout’ and 42.3% of the Washington Examiner’s readers even stated Gabbard won the first night of the Democratic debates, with much of her focus on foreign policy.


Coming Up

As stated in my previous article, I’ll be talking about the US’ interventions in both Libya and Syria while very soon, will be introducing you all to some secret CIA operatives during the Cold War, starting with the infamous Operation Northwoods before moving to subjects like its MKUltra program.

I started really getting into CIA clandestine programs in mid-2018, and you’ll soon see how such programs have influenced global elections since its founding in 1947.

Related Article: Influences Behind Lord of Columbia: From the American Revolution to the War on Terror

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18 Replies to “An Allegory Regarding American Foreign Policy”

  1. America’s history, specially during the last 100 years has been very interesting. The role they have been playing in the World and the debates concerning the decisions they have taken in their foreign policy is a subject all of us should carefully study to understand most of the political and economical global activity.

    It would be interesting to read this allegory and see how Southland, Hessia, and Lourdes interact with Dari, Mestamia, Damasca, Libia, Haman, and Persia. Thank you for helping us to establish the link between this allegory and World history.

    1. Hi, Henry, in my own research, I’ve come to find that only very few of us really know the finer points, and even fewer care to do so. This was my main motivator in creating Trilogy II, after what I kind of intended to be a single trilogy work. After watching countless episodes of the Ron Paul Liberty Report and other alternative outlets, I wanted to do my part in helping to get the word out. However, I knew people would much rather be entertained than informed, and many readers love researching where the influence came from. Knowing this, it’s practically why I decided to create a blog about my own series while providing some real-life information along with the entertaining purpose I look to relay. 

  2. Did you loosely base your fan-fiction on the US and tits relationship with the Middle East? I love how you merged a medieval backdrop with the modern world. It was easy to relate to your stories. 

    I likes how you interspersed fantasy pictures with current day pictures of Lockheed Martin and CNN. I used to work for Northrop Grumman who are probably the second largest defense contractor. 

    The names you coined for the various countries was inventive. 

    All in all a very good story.


    1. Hi, Edwin, that’s exactly what I did in Trilogy II. I wouldn’t necessarily call it fan fiction, though; it’s all original work, though influences from works are present. And yes, my hope is that both readers of urban fantasy/sci-fi and even alternative history buffs make up my main source of readers. As for the names, I did some research on how some of the natives state it and kind of added a root, or my own spin on them. It was a fun challenge. 

  3. Hey Todd,

    This is like the first time I ever come to across a post of yours that’s not about the book and I love it! I realised the world outside fiction is just as interesting and rocky as the ones in books. Can’t wait for your next write up, I am pretty curious about Operation Northwoods and the MKUltra program!

    1. Hi, Riaz, I knew sooner or later I’d have to deviate from the books themselves. While it makes for great content on the site, there’s only so much I can really talk about before content gets old and repetitive. That’s when I decided to really hone in on real-life influences. Initially, I thought of creating a second niche site separate from the books, but I thought as long as I can tie the influences in and relate them, they fit in with the entire site. 

  4. Wow… what a project you have undertaken.   I saw your comment about how people would rather be entertained rather than informed.  Sadly that is true.   

    In today’s world of political correctness, I find myself feeling like I need to be very careful with what I say or comment.  Even a comment in a post like this could come back and haunt me in the future.  You never know….

    When I read for pleasure, I tend to not want to have to think so much.  So, I appreciate you taking the time to discuss the allegory.  Otherwise, I would have found myself simply thinking about similarities between your story and history.    

    I look forward to reading your trilogy to see how you handled some of the issues.    

    1. Hi, Sondra, and this is one reason why I decided to talk about the real-life historical events on the blog. I feel the reader might make the connections in the books, but for more information, I place my web URL in the front and back matter of the e-book, and I’ll end up doing the same for paperbacks. Trilogy I focuses more on an urban fantasy-sci-fi allegory of the American Revolutionary War against England while Trilogy II, the first of which will be released in 2020, will focus on the US and the West’s relationship with the Middle East. 

  5. I love how you have created a very unique, creative allegory of both current and past world history with your books while displaying your personal political views in the process. Those who are not necessarily interested in history or politics can learn quite a bit through the world of Columbia and their rival nations. 

    I agree that foreign policy has got to be one of the most important issues we have as a nation as we move forward. With the continuous threat of more powerful weapons available and our world’s ever increasing tumultuous natural environment, we all need to be more aware and educated as to what is happening in the world beyond our small corner. 

    Thank you, I commend you for creating an alternative and interesting way to display these difficult topics!

    1. Hi, Shannon, one reason why I wanted to create a fictional allegory is simply for this reason. So many people neither know nor care about history and (or) politics, which is sad because our lives are affected by our history and of course, by political decision-making. 

      I think, especially in Book I, Northern Knights, that readers on both the conservative and liberal spectrum will be able to relate to when it comes to the society in the book’s setting. The main setting, which begins in Chapter Six, shows a Libertarian society called North Columbia, along with what Libertarian values bring to the table. 

      Foreign policy is one of the most, if not the most important issues in the world. One reason I’m a big fan of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is due to her campaign’s primary focus on foreign policy, which is very Ron Paul-like in nature. She’s no Libertarian and I’m not in line with her domestic views, but the fact that she realizes just how important foreign policy is and how it affects us puts her high on my list. 

  6. I agree foreign policy is one of the most crucial political aspects of our time. From the Middle East to China it appears that we are walking on eggshells. Diplomacy rather than aggression is indeed key. It’s good to see opposite parties partaking in civil and logical conversations. It’s almost like they’ve been benefiting from strife while the middle class suffers. I like how you tie current and historical events into your writing in Lord of Columbia. It’s important to uphold Orwell’s message in 1984 and to shed light on the perils of mass surveillance. Another excellent post here and I hope you continue to do what you’re doing in upholding free speech and shedding light on the detriments of dystopia, well done!

    1. Foreign policy is beyond important, as one small maneuver by any world power can inadvertently result in a nuclear war, especially in today’s atmosphere, which many are referring to as Cold War II. We’re walking on cracked eggshells, and while it’s encouraging to see Donald Trump meet with Kim Jong-un, I’m dumbfounded as to why he’s not doing the same with Hassan Rouhani of Iran, especially since it seems the US is actively trying to provoke Iran. 

      If you look at some of the most active weapons manufacturers like Boeing, Lockheed, and others, they’re benefitting tremendously at the expense of hardworking, taxpaying Americans. I think, especially as I re-read 1984, that we’re headed closer and closer to the society Orwell coined as Oceania. That’s a scary thought to anyone who’s ever read 1984. 

  7. Hello Todd. An interesting allegory and a very good story. Unfortunately, it’s not just a story, it’s a cruel reality. I am from a NATO member country and have never understood the war in Afghanistan. And my country lost young people there. Neither the Vietnam War did not understand it. Beyond the money. But I’m asking for money justifying the loss of life. Policy should be a good thing to work for people. But I tend to think that the pool is full of hypocrisy.

    best regards


    1. Hi, Carmen, something I never understood about the US leading coalitions into Iraq and Afghanistan is the fact fifteen of the nineteen terrorists from 9/11 were from Saudi Arabia. But of course, we’ll never dream of going to war with them, as we find their black gold to be far too valuable; that and they are by far our biggest customer in weapons sales. 

  8. My husband is a vociferous reader, his birthday is coming up and I was looking for ideas on what to get him for his birthday.  It was pure luck to find the review on the “Northern Knights.”  I don’t think my husband has read this yet, this means I will have to get him his own copy.  It sounds like a powerful gripping story of survival and that has piqued my interest…now, I’m going to have to read it for myself too!

    1. Thanks, Christie. If you like urban fantasy allegories with revolution, it’ll definitely be up your alley. The arrogant college athlete, Cain, and his crew really undergo quite an arc from the first page to the last. 

  9. Hi Todd,
    There is so much we don’t know about the government going’s-on. And I love how you unearth them and tie them into your fiction.
    This is especially great for people who never have a desire to learn their history lol. They’re getting it anyway!!
    I looking forward to hearing what you’ve learned regarding CIA operatives and different operations.

    1. Thanks, Susan! And yes, history is that strange, two-way street; people either loved it or hated it. I loved it and once upon a time thought that America and the West really were doing good in the world; but that was before I had my dose of the red pill. My articles regarding Syria is kind of that opening the door talking about CIA operatives in the Middle East, and later, we’ll take a look at what happened at home. There’s lots to cover; literally thousands upon thousands of pieces of material; and they all tie into the Lord of Columbia Series.

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