"Syria, Russia and Iran all condemned the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military base. Russia has suspended the "deconfliction agreement," which prevents U.S. fighter jets from coming into conflict with Russian jets in the area." - USA today April 7th 2017. We (The United States of America) currently are entering into a odd place between the worlds superpowers. The USA is currently the strongest force on this planet as of military power and technology but that can only go so far. With the invention of nuclear weapons a equal playing ground has been established and if we do not act accordingly and with swift maneuver our world could easily be obliterated... at the push of a few buttons. Politics plays a large part in this novel as the world's leading countries become obliterated leaving behind remnants of the world. New governments begin to form, first tribes, then towns, then cities, then countries, than empires, And with advancement comes war, disease, famine, death, or as we would call it politics. The Canticles contains and questions many form of government and there edicts of biased and unbiased persuasion, Whether it be the monastery itself or the superpower country Texarkana.
This video captures essentially the main points of this novel. Quotes throughout the video summarize the reasoning behind men's fallibility. Essentially that though we strive for a betterment in our lives and future generations we inevitably will create our own downfall, for whom shall control such power fairly and justly among us? the conclusion comes to that no one that is capable of doing so , (being in power) will ever be in such a position unfortunately. Religion is probably the most important aspect of this novel I would say, It dictates how the characters act, live, and think. Christianity is essentially the same as it is today, it is still the same monotheistic religion believing in a tripartite "Godhead" , but with new forms of demons and saints to pray to. Throughout the novel we encounter new Abbotts and Brothers all whom express their own ideological reasonings for man's downfall and behavior.
"It's been decades since the United States dropped the first atomic bomb. Since then, the exponential increase of the destructive power of nuclear weapons is ... " This video shows the power and increasing capabilities of destruction this world is capable of. How easily it is to destroy a world versus how long it takes to build it back. The novel talks adamantly about how much struggle and increasing technology must be taken carefully. That we not be to hasty with our decisions and our actions without thinking of the consequences first.