The Philosopher Between the Capitalist and the Communist
Chapter 7 : Leave Behind Civilization
"I despise the Communists!" ~ "I loathe the Capitalists!" ~ "I hate the Commies!" ~ "I detest the Cappies!" The opinions of Greek and Babylonian kings had never matched up, but they were each increasingly making reference to the other in their speeches -- they were each increasingly talking about the other when making war preparations with generals. The animosity had reached a seething point of intensity when Solon told his people, "It is better to hate the Capitalists than it is to be a Communist!" with Hammurabi reiterating a similar statement at Babylon.
It was at this point that Emma and Benjamin both made up their own minds by themselves to leave behind their homes. The Anarcho-Communist left the home of the Communists; and the Anarcho-Capitalist left the home of the Capitalists. Emma left traveling east, Benjamin left traveling north, her following a random impulse, him listening spontaneously to instinct. Like scarab beetles following starlight, they each followed their own inner light.
Emma was only a few miles south of Ankara and Benjamin only a few miles north of Lake Tuz. One breaking through the brush, the other walk over the tall grasses in their way. Then her walking was within distance of his hearing, just as he soon was within distance of her sight.