Value Judgement

Value Judgement

Enough has been written about humanity’s decision to make monsters or weapons in their likeness. Our media is saturated with such commentaries. Most popular culture at some point asks this question. And yet our weaponsmiths, those assigned to protect us, and the people who develop policies regarding warfare seem purposely ignorant of those very lessons.

It is with that in mind that I am reporting from an undisclosed location. Though I do so with full permission of the authorities that operate this facility.  It’s an endeavor best described as - stupefying.

The sheer audacity, the scale of it, and the fact it’s been kept secret to the degree it has is hard to put into words. Even now, in reviewing the outlay for the research and development alone, I am astounded at the capabilities of this organization. Of course, I could not get any intelligence agencies to confirm nor deny any knowledge of the program before the release on this report. But that is pretty standard operating procedure for such services.

The head honcho of this program, and I can think of no better description for all that it encompasses, goes only by Ansel. An affable person for the little I saw them and was able to watch them interact with the other staff on the project. But one whom I never got to pose the real important question - why?

Others, not necessarily lackeys, but those assigned some very specific tasks, like Dr. Monteaux passed it off as the burden of command. “Priorities being what they are, indulging in your questions is not something Ansel has time for,” she said.”

My response to that was if anyone had asked these questions. The good doctor couldn’t confirm one way or another, but only assumed. “Would we be here if someone hadn’t?”


Today’s art is courtesy of Stephen Zavala from San Francisco, USA.

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