We still are not sure who declared the war on our nation in this Age of peace. But all of this came as a big shock for many of us. Someone even compared it to a neutron bomb, in which all the structures, inanimate objects stay intact but all life slowly disappears. On that evening we saw millions of stars, which kept getting bigger by the minute. It took a while for the Guardians of the Ether to realize that these were humanoids, all photographers, who had been para-dropped from giant skyships, 20 kilometers above the surface. After floating in the upper atmosphere for an hour or so, these capsules started descending over our cities. I have been told that these capsules have the capacity to align with Earth’s rotation, fall exactly at a designated place, much like those laser-guided bombs from our savage days.
These humanoids did not spare anyone, took pictures of all the clandestine deals and embarrassing moments of the high and mighty and poorest of the foot-soldiers that held on to the idea of this state. These pictures had all the fodder to make one gigantic satirical film of our time -- from the most embarrassing pictures of politicians having an illicit affair, President of a Corporation and his hidden wealth to thousands of pictures of bureaucrats happily sleeping during their working hours. One of my friends was captured in urinating inside a neighbor’s garden. They immediately relayed these pictures to the rival nation’s broadcast channels. Everyone mocked this nation and its people who were somewhat complicit in its failure as a state. We tried a similar maneuver but by that time an asteroid was at our doorstep, and everyone panicked, including us thinking that we were going to be obliterated. Now there is no shaming, no nation, no control … absolute savagery and it is beautiful.