Sovereignty died with the introduction of the internet.
Actually, he started to get sick a little further back, somewhere around the invention of computers, and eventually became extremely ill. He is now quite dead.
Of course, Sovereignty's death has had little effect on the rest of Geo-Political Organization, which is still catching up with the matter. You know how when a person dies, various organizations and government bodies continue to send mail and coupons and bills and surveys addressed to that person, as if he wasn't dead yet? This is quite a lot like that. Sovereignty is dead, but he died alone at home when he tripped over the toaster cord, which was in a new spot because he was re-arranging his kitchen, throwing out the deep fryer and installing a new oven, and banged his head on the table. His sister, Socialism, a transvestite who used to date Communism (before he died too), was around, but they had had a falling out, and she was caught up in her own assortment of problems. She was also well established in the LGBTQIA crowd, which has gained tremondous steam, and is doing quite well now.
Sovereignty's cousin, Anarchy, and his cousin's boyfriend, Dont-Give-A-Fuck, might have come, as Sovereignty and Don't-Give-A-Fuck actually made quite good friends, but they were on vacation in Africa. And since his sister Self-Emergence and their half-brother Locally-Organized-Ever-Changing-Flows were playing with dolphins in Brazil, nobody was around to report on Sovereignty's death. So everyone kept hollering on him, and sending him mail, and addressing him, and looking to him for answers, as if he were still alive, completely oblivious to the fact that he was actually dead, on his kitchen floor, being eaten away at by rats.
At this point, Sovereignty has been eroded to his skeleton. There is basically nothing left but the bare bones. The muscle is gone, the intellect is gone, the action is gone It is quite gruesome, and it has actually started to stink up the apartment quite terribly, if not the whole hallway.
The hallway was actually empty, unoccupied, vacant. Aside from Sovereignty (who is now dead), and the myriad buggers chewing away at whatever is left of his flesh and blood, all the other tenants either died sometime ago, or moved on to bigger and better things. Most likely they got caught up in the cult that Finance started before he got married (to himself), or else just retired to small islands to play with the waves and marvel at the stars. God how Sovereignty used to wish he could just retire to small islands to play with the waves and marvel at the stars.
The biochemical-blizzard-zoo of microbial-metabo-symbiosys meticulously morphing Sovereignty's body into fizzle-heavy-decompost more or less became an entity unto itself. I'd hardly have been able to justify so many adjectives if it hadn't. Naturally, it made it's way into the apartment vents and airway routing systems, establishing a steady flow towards the main level apartments and downspouts, eventually oozing out onto the streets.
The people have begun to notice. The news, especially, has begun to notice. "Face-for-Station here at one million Orion street, where a bizarre ooze has begun to, well Ooze! out from this apartment building, which only a week ago was promised to be taken care of personally by Local-Big-Blockhead. Local-Big-Blockhead is planning a benefit dinner in order to raise the necessary funds for care-taking-ofness of the building. Many Financites are expected to attend."
Of course, Finance and Local-Big-Blockhead don't give a hoot's hollow hailstorm about such-and-such a building. But since they're supposedly on the case, everyone else is off it, and so no one has bothered to go upstairs.
Now, Anarchy, and her boyfriend Dont-Give-A-Fuck, who if you remember were in Africa, playing with children and teaching them how to read and write, had returned, and Dont-Give-A-Fuck, who, though he was known to certainly not give a fuck, missed his old buddy Sovereignty, and thus intended to pay him a visit, if not at least to hit with a hassle for spending all his time among adults. Actually, they also had special news for Sovereignty.
It hardly took a second for Anarchy to figure out what was going on when they got to Sovereignty's building. There was a huge crowd outside, behind a short metal fence, just observing; mesmerized, perhaps, by the steady oozing flow. Anarchy had seen enough shit in her life to recognize that particular style of ooze. She also caught the stench.
When they went upstairs, Anarchy didn't hesitate to break down the door. She was certainly a pretty sort of lady, but built as fuck and ready to take you out. And I must say, when She and her boyfriend walked into the room, Dont-Give-A-Fuck might have given a fuck.
Giving a fuck though he might have been about the tragic death of a friend, the couple had some reason for celebration. Anarchy was, in fact, pregnant (the news they wanted to share with Sovereignty), and if one light in the family went out, at least a new one was turning on.
Around this time, too, Self-Emergence (Sovereignty's sister), and Locally-Organized-Ever-Changing-Flows (Sovereignty and Self-Emergence's half brother) returned from Brazil, just lit with excitement about the joy of living and the free exchange of ideas and information that they witnessed among dolphin communities. Raunchy! Riveting! Rapturous! What fantastic possibilities for Humanity!
Of course, meeting up with Anarchy and Dont-Give-A-Fuck, and hearing the news about Sovereignty wasn't particularly delighting, but it did occur to all parties involved that this was something of an opportunity. It was something of a chance for creative innovation in the name of their cousin/brother/friend. A chance to band together and embark on something fresh and exciting, encapsulating everything they had worked upon as individuals their entire life. A chance to bring it all together to do good for Humanity.
At least that's what Sovereignty tried to do. At least, that's how it was in the beginning, when Finance was still young, a sharp witted bulls-eye shooter, rocking slam-dunks and alley-oops, yet to be phased by the colossal failures and flaming-tire-pile of suppressed embarrassment and mis-allocation of energy that became the twentieth century.
No matter that. This is twenty one. Perhaps, like for American youth, our Civilization (considered in the totally arbitrary but curious aging system which began with the a man called Jesus (who was more probably a mushroom) and continues HERE, with us, today, a little over a month into our twenty first birthday) has finally become of age, and may officially, on a socially accepted and non-interfered with basis, get fuckin' shit-faced.
Dont-Give-A-Fuck loves to get shitfaced. He does it quite frequently. However, he is highly conscious about the matter, and will absolutely do no such thing as lose-his-freakin-mind-in-a-bowl-of-Yager-drenched-titties around the children. And this is a respectable attitude. Anarchy, on the hand, shitfaced though she might like to get, finds herself so revolted by Dont-Give-A-Fucks shit-dripping face that she hasn't had all that much interest in pursuing the matter for herself.
Self-Emergence and Locally-Organized-Ever-Changing-Flows weren't particularly interested in booze. Sure, they indulged, but the stuff was more often a hindrance then it was a helper. Besides, they were always drunk on each-others capacity for playful innovation and comic-cosmic-consciousness anyway, so booze didn't particularly oftenly occur to them.
So, the four of them decided to clean up the mess. While everyone else stood around outside, they took up their mop baskets and rubber gloves, and set to disinfecting Sovereignty's apartment, and giving his body a proper burial.
We don't have to go particularly into the details of this chore. Suffice it to say that it is just awful.
But what will happen when the job is complete, when Sovereignty's death is made apparent, and the mess cleaned up? What Geo-Political landscape will arise in his Wake?
Dont-Give-A-Fuck won't give a fuck what landscapes will arise in Sovereignty's wake. And this is a respectable attitude.
But among Anarchy, Self-Emergence, and Locally-Organized-Ever-Changing flows, something of an extraordinary beauty is stirring. It is something which has repeated itself many times over in the myriad-mayhem of universes past and future. Something which defines the very mechanism
by which time unravels
by which information accumulates
by which the Whole-She-Bang comes eye to eye with herself
day-dreaming stars to infinite.
And that something, dear people, is us, in our universal essence, in our capacity for the exhibition of complete and utter novelty through fantastic innovation and furious design right up against the very fringe of the thing. And this is not just us. This is the way of the very universe, which we are so deeply embedded as that it becomes practically annoying to even bother with the concept. But that infinite capacity for meta-material creation and accelerated novelty, which lies within us all, is precisely what will raise us to our highest heights as we rise out of the ashes of the death of our most beloved Sovereignty.
Long live Self-Emergence and Locally-Organized-Ever-Changing-Flows.
(nobody gives a fuck about Don't-Give-A-Fuck)