We live in a society that is always claiming to want to do right by it, but aren't we just looking out for the interests of a select few or those who represent our individual interests? To cannibalize itself, society forgets that from top to bottom, left to right, we are constantly destroying ourselves by laying people in our wake. Do I believe in Darwinism? Absolutely. But we tend to have so many who do unjust, immoral, or flat out evil things and claim it to be "in the best interests of..." when its plain narcissism. DNA discusses that scope of behavior through analogy.
Now more than ever the elite, nepotist, and wealthy worldwide are getting their own gold dusted sandboxes and plotting out how to have it all to themselves. Don't believe me? Read your hospital or medical bills lately? How's insurance? They punish people who work with higher rates, huh??? How about gas prices? How about the costs of education? The new system is designed to eliminate any and all who don't sit at the table of the golden geese. Our history has shown this time and time again and now sadly with the world becoming smaller it is easier for a collaboration. DNA hopes to entertain and enlighten because change is needed from one side of the globe to the other.
About a decade ago, I began seeing more and more of what was going wrong in our world. Being both a journalism and history major, I tend to wax nostalgic and read a lot about past civilizations and dynasties. It is scary how similar the demise of our nation parallels those of other empires past – think Greece, Rome, Persia, etc. The difference is, that with the world becoming so much smaller and compact due to technological advancements, the so-called ‘elite’ have decided to become buddies.
It is a known fact that when a population’s decision makers and governmental leaders come from means (you know, Silver Spoon kids), ultimately its nation and infrastructure fails. Why? Well how can the 1 percent who have no semblance of what struggle and day-to-day survival is, relate to the 99 percent? They can’t. Historically, they tend to be greedy and want the whole playground to themselves. The problem is now all of those kids have grown up and can Skype with those of their ilk in Japan, Russia, Germany, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, and of course the United States. This does not bode well for the people. Thus, DNA was written as a way to first, entertain, second, educate, and third, predict and show where we are headed if we do not stop this from happening. I mean c’mon? Really? The insurance rates? The medical billings? The gas prices? Grocery prices? Etc. Etc.
It’s not just us. It’s everywhere. But, sadly, if we don’t fix it, we are in trouble. “DNA” basically explores what will happen and what we ultimately deserve when things don’t get properly dealt with. If I may offer a teaser…it’s the first zombie-horror story with a totally ‘happy’ ending….but, be careful what we wish for.
For years the planet was run by the New World Order, but not to its liking. After mandating the use of death row and life sentenced inmates as subjects in scientific experiments, the NWO has decided to tighten its grip through its greatest political decision. However, the experiment backfires, leaving the world in the middle of a war stuck in the middle of another war.
Two of those combatants, Bridjett and Shad Alexi, siblings, torn apart by different allegiances both work to find the common ground amidst a war that will soon grow beyond the parameters anyone would have ever imagined.
Having contaminated the "cocktail" used to keep prisoner test subjects, or SCRATS, alive, the NWO hoped to create an army purely under its command. Little did they know the "cocktail" would turn thousands of SCRATS into zombies and lead to a worldwide epidemic of undead walking the earth.
About the Author:
Alan Dale has been a sports and news journalist for on and off for the last 25 years. He has won national awards for sports writing and received numerous accolades for his work. Recently he completed "The Enternet: Trapped Inside A WEB" and the “DNA: Code Flesh (Part One)” teaser novella as part of his “Dead Nations’ Army” trilogy.
Currently, he lives in Portland, Oregon and enjoys time with his girlfriend Thia, cat Kid, and two dog friends, Qi and Puck.
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