New excerpt from “The Corporate Whore of Babylon”


Looking out of his window at the clear starry sky, Warren Babble was beginning to wonder what his father had gotten him and his brothers into. The “Temple of Inanna” was starting to sound like some sort of lunatic cult. He picked up the pamphlet that he had found on his pillow, went to the desk in his room and sat down. Passing the small list of contents, he started to read about the history of the temple. It was constructed in 1890 by money contributed by Jay Gould and a conglomerate of banker and political friends. Over several years they continued to buy land in the area until 1926, when a large fence was put into place around the property. Originally proposed as a site for Gould and his associates to come on vacation, at a meeting in 1893 it was decided that meetings would be held once a year to decide on issues that were important to those involved. The site of the Temple was decided at this meeting and money was approved for its construction which took two years. Some of the decisions that were made at these early meetings were 1) replacement of the gold standard, 2.) the election of William McKinley, and 3) the hysteria drummed up which led to the Spanish-American War. The influence of the Temple eventually grew to the point where it was decided to create a governing board. The pamphlet then listed Board Presidents from 1900 until the present where it showed that Aaron Levitsky was elected President in 1995. The next section of the pamphlet gave details about the ceremony that everyone would be undergoing tomorrow night. The fact that he would have to wear a black robe seemed a bit ridiculous to Warren Babble, but, like a good leader, he decided that he would go through with it if it meant more money and power for him. He also knew that his brothers would do what he told them to do. It had been like that all of his life. No one fucked with Warren Babble if they wanted to get anywhere in this world. After reading about the ritual and responses that he would undergo, Warren Babble went to the bathroom and got ready for bed. The only thing that preyed on his mind was, what did Van Hesse really have to do with all of this and since he was a major player in the organization, would he hold it over his head? Warren Babble decided that first thing in the morning, he would have a talk with Van Hesse. He turned out the light.

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