Standing before the Senate chambers of the United States Congress, Senator J. C. Holmes paused to adjust his glasses. His owl-like eyes seemed enormous behind the thick lenses. Congress with dignitaries from various foreign allies and the President waited for him to continue...With this, the senator from North Carolina gives the stamp of approval to the Dionysus Mandate, mythologizing it into Satan's jurisdiction: that of state, pomp, and prestige.
“And I say to you, my fellow Amarcans, the passage of this historic Bill is a triumph for democracy! Never since the birth of civilization has such progress been made for mankind. Today is the dawn of a new era: the rebirth of order and civilization from the ashes and destruction of the old. Therefore, to symbolize the unprecedented unity between peace-lovin’ nations around the world, bonfires of the purest natural gas shall burn and be maintained at our nation’s monuments here in Washington beginning Midsummer’s Eve. Such lights blazed in the Parthenon of Athens and the Pantheon of Rome – our forbears of democracy and the power of the will. And, my fellow Amarcans, we are lightin’ the torch of order and grandeur once again!”
Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle rose to their feet. The Vice President, seated behind the respected senator, nodded her head and applauded with the rest. The president and his wife smiled and whispered to the Nobel laureates on either side. The hallowed chambers quieted as the Senator at the podium began speaking again.
“And I say – and I say – let anyone who tries to stand in the way of the Dionysus Mandate, beware! The will of the world’s people has been heard! The will of the people and the will of the Almighty are one! We shall never be defeated by terrorists again!”
The Dionysus Mandate.