"The unity of a nation's spirit and will are worth far more than the freedom of the spirit and will of an individual; and that the higher interests involved in the life of the whole must here set the limits and lay down the duties of the interests of the individual."
-- Adolf Hitler
(1889-1945) German Nazi Dictator
"A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country."
-- Mary Louise Cecilia "Texas" Guinan
(1884-1933) American saloon keeper, actress, entrepreneur
I got those quotes from a quote-thing that I get emailed to me everyday. I thought they would set the mood for everything I've already said in the Analysis. These are the kind of things that a story about a society surviving after a global apocalypse should be based on. Highly political stuff that need to be thoroughly researched.
Anyway, why is it that I get all these comments on the same day I post a movella about just how much a popular teen-fiction doesn't makes sense and obviously plagiarises from other stories; but when I post a kickass story about a formidable female heroine with a plausible basis to the awesome plotline: I get almost nothing after a few couple of months? *cough* Maverick *cough*.
My grumbling aside, I thought it would be easier if I answered all your questions here, rather than one by one (which I don't have time for). Think of it as a Q&A portion after a lecture (which I basically gave). So, I'll get onto to it immediately: