THE ERASER #4

Chris R-0136 Image by Christine Renney

It is not the Eraser’s job to make accusations, to point the finger as it were. But it is the duty of each and every citizen to be vigilant and able to recognise subversive behaviour. To be able to tell when it is happening right there in front of their faces. In the houses just across the street or that room at the back of a public house or in a unit on an industrial estate.
Those who conspire against the System are devious and they hide in plain sight, making leaflets and pamphlets, distributing their lies. And most people are unaware or they choose not to believe, not to see it.
The people had become complacent over the years and this made Tanner angry. It seemed to him that they had reached a certain level of acceptance, not of the Subversives of course but of their material. It had been a constant for so long and, as soon as the System had removed a particular pamphlet or magazine, another would emerge. There were differences of course but they were subtle and really nothing changed. The Subversives’ message, their falsities, remained.

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2 thoughts on “THE ERASER #4

  1. chrisnelson61 December 30, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Will Tanner have a change if heart? Will he side with the subversives? Does je already harbour sympathies?
    All these questions may (or may not) be answered with future episodes!
    Great writing, Mark.
    All the best for the New Year.

    • markrenney2 December 31, 2017 / 11:42 am

      Thanks Chris. It’s good to hear that Tanner’s possible ambivalence is coming through. My very best to you for the new year. Regards Mark.

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