The First Testament of the Altruist
Stacy, a quirky, crazy fourteen year old girl and her two friends meet a magical being, and are each transformed into witches in exchange for their promise to use this power to do good and fight evil. The problem is that Stacy can’t do any magic, and the girls know that they will die if they don’t keep their promise! More
Stacy, a quirky, crazy fourteen year old girl and her two friends meet a magical being, and are each transformed into witches in exchange for their promise to use this power to do good and fight evil. The problem is that Stacy can’t do any magic, and the girls know that they will die if they don’t keep their promise!
This is a psychological drama that follows girls who are pushed to their limits in order to keep a promise, who learn the importance of friendship, love, faith, family, and compassion along the way.
This is a very long book, over 980,000 words. Part 1 is a narrative, part 2 is a discussion of political and social theory, part 3 is the conclusion of the narrative. Though I have no real interest in describing it, as I am rather confident that nobody will read it, due to length alone despite any other countless factors, but I will give a short, honest description.
The book is largely dialogue with very little deviation from this format of conversation.
Part one is a story of rather normal people, even the abnormality of the protagonist is still understandable and forgivable.
Part 2 is an philosophical debate, the protagonist has developed into a mixture of some parts Louis-Ferdinand Céline, many parts haughty teenager, some parts Hitler, but far more than any of these a staunch advocate of Huxleyan dystopia, if Huxley's dystopia had far more of a religious theme and lacked any of the technological advancements, without changing many of the principles. Though not a Nazi, a firm advocate of totalitarianism and utilitarian fascism with a complete disregard for human rights, civil rights, and civil liberties, solely for practical reasons. The protagonist defends this stance due to allegedly valid physical, psychological, and economical reasons, despite the constant criticism of her friends. Part 2 is divided into subsections, each loosely devoted to a particular topic or two. Though the plot is referenced in part two, it is not particularly relevant, so Part 2 can be read independently, and even the subsections themselves can stand on their own more or less.
Described as an altruist, because allegedly that which actually in the best interest of the human race is usually something they are very opposed to, much like how a drug addict would be incredibly opposed to you stripping him of his right to consume drugs.
The protagonist is an almost farcical representation of a high degree of contemporary American philosophy:
-An advocate of plutocracy and the disenfranchisement, oppression, enslavement of the poor;
-Wielding disdain for democracy, the rights of women, domestic law, and international law;
-Willing to disregard all degrees of civil and human rights of men, women, and children in order to strengthen the economy;
-A disdain for international law; an advocate of endless war, global martial law, and brutal economic imperialism;
-A proponent of exploiting the faith and ignorance of the people
The protagonist represents American philosophy in a world where the common capitalists and conservatives do not need to tread lightly in order to avoid association with the actions of Hitler or separate church and state. The protagonist justifies this stance with both secular and theistic reasoning, as well as argues in favor of attributing secular science to the theistic forces.
The protagonist is not a bad person, and does not argue these points for any sadistic or otherwise irrational reasons. These points are argued solely due to their necessity as well as their allegedly scientific validity.
There are 5 principle foil characters to the protagonist, loosely described as such, as truly none of these people would tolerate the protagonist, but in the story they treat her as such.
Sister - Realist
Friend 1- Religious
Friend 2- Moderate
Friend 3 -Progressive Liberal
Friend 4 -Conservative
Part 3 is the conclusion of the narrative.