Gathering information about this epoch gives me an opening to reflect upon other times when there was an underground. Of course, in recent memory there was allied resistance movements throughout occupied countries in World War Two. It appears that whenever an army of occupation sets up, by nature, it forces the opposition to borrow. Our country has always shown a bias for the oppressed who are forced to take the subterranean stance. It seems odd that at the present we are taking the role of oppressor and seeking to persecute those who are forced into hiding. Much like in Nero’s time, the opposition are regarded as terrorist and worthy of being hunted down and exterminated.
The story I am constructing is set in the first century BC and the times seem similar to present. Although today was mostly spent in research and reading, I am finding that part of the writing process. Maybe out of all this will come opportunity to learn the art of crafting a novel. In the meantime, I keep the juices flowing by posting this journal. I am considering removing the location from my title as a way of preventing Goggle ads to zero in on my present location. Out of respect for those underground, I will practice hiding from predator advertising.