The Last Enemy

The Last Enemy

A Story by Arly Parent
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There is a British miniseries called "The Last Enemy". In the first few seconds,it is explained that the story is about safety,giving up rights,and the existence of real privacy in the information age

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The Last Enemy...is ourselves.
In a world in which we've "won", become safe from the danger that at any moment we will be attacked, be it by wild animals or violent invaders, what do we fear? A change in the status quo? A falling from the pinnacle? When we reach the hegemon's seat...whom shall we fear? It becomes, when no outside force is our military equal, and our cities are generally free from outside danger, that the focus turns inward. The last enemy lies within. It is ourselves. It is our citizens. It is the non-conformist. It is the neighbor across the street or the odd-looking quiet man in the alcove of the apartments across the way. It is and always shall be...the pitfall of utopia and of humanity.

© 2013 Arly Parent


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Added on January 9, 2013
Last Updated on January 9, 2013
Tags: Life, utopia, enemy, last, final, scapegoat

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Arly Parent
Arly Parent

Lantana, FL



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There's nothing about me. I play with pauses as well as silence. I write words, assign meanings and junk, and play with a language that might be as much my own as another. I don't know. more..

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