Rosella Tolfree's World
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Rosella Tolfree's World is a fictional world.
The American political community declared summer as a time of hedonism to counteract the negative effects of the Great Melt. It replaced previous celebrations like LGBT+ celebrations. They did not label human sexuality in Rosella's time, and people could do what they wanted without judgement. Only certain Christian groups still clung to labels.
Success was found in various economic areas during the summers, which the wealthy in America embraced for spending on housing, entertainment, and leisure. Typically, adding nearly a full 1% to the GDP to the nation during that period.
Local hedonism parties and parades drew protests from Christian groups.
The 4th of July fell in the middle of the summer celebrations that had turned from patriotism to a violent protest, which was a major issue.
The Summers of Hedonism tested the USRM and Rosella's ability to protect Americans' right to assemble while stopping property destruction and other crimes.
While today we depend upon the use of chemical rockets to move materials and people into space. This is very expensive per ounce. To reduce this cost to a more reasonable point, we either need to control gravity or use what’s called a space elevator.
For Rosella’s world, the control of gravity became a reality but before this point, humanity only had one choice which was the construction of a space elevator. Without this step, humanity wouldn’t have been able to make that initial push into space in a way that made economic sense. Exploring ideas such as harvesting materials from asteroids or establishing a base on the moon.
The space debris accumulated during construction is a bigger hurdle for the elevator than the scientific challenge of finding ribbon materials. For this reason, prior to this project, we did a global initiative to clean up this debris from the orbital areas.
Part of this global initiative was rethinking how orbital materials ended up in orbit and lowering the debris footprint they created. Other than that, the bigger problem was gathering up all the particles, ranging from nanoparticles to whole spacecraft.
No one solution would solve the problem. Instead, variations of the following earlier ideas were implemented:
Over several years, we removed enough space debris to allow the beginning of construction of the first space elevators. After controlling gravity, we dismantled the space elevators.
A disagreement of the term “sexual embrace” from St. Thomas Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae dealing with sexual issues leads to the pastor of the Church of Eternal Love to separate from the Roman Catholic Church during Rosella’s time.
Pastor Richmond Shaw saw the term only to refer to the physical act of sex. Whereas the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome had ruled that “touches and kisses” would also apply as per the Summa Theologiae II-II, 154, 4 assuming the couple is married, is in a state of grace, and being romantically frisky.
The Pastor kept the bi-monthly confessional and Eucharistic services. He followed this by a marriage retreat where couples then went to private rooms to have sex. The purpose was to be fruitful in their sexual acts. He billed the whole thing to counter the cloning culture that was gripping America and a way to return to being truly human.
The Pastor's adoption of denounced Romanian spiritualist Lina Macek's writings caused problems for the Midwest church. Lina Macek professed the risen Jesus was a zombie in her visions. This was representing to her the corruption of the Vatican and Papacy. Pastor Shaw tied this message back to his own parish’s struggle with Rome.
The pastor also sold “Jesus in a Can” (consecrated Eucharists stored in sealed cans) to Christian preppers to raise money which raised the ire of the local Catholic bishop who threatened excommunication for Pastor Shaw and his flock.
Eventually, the Church of Eternal Love grew enough to legally support several local and state politicians, which provided it with both oversight protections and community creditability.
There were rumors that some of its members belonged to both John Elliot’s Democratic National Militia and the Unit of Civil Enforcement. The Pastor denied such knowledge though public records showed large contributions.
Improvements in IVF and cloning enabled genetic modifications during the Second Age of Humanity.
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Seth Underwood writes adult science fiction and political dystopian science fiction. His future political dystopian U.S. world features decades of despot presidents, a flooded world, and new para-military force known as the Ranger Marshals. He has freemium stories at www. sethunderwoodstories.com