Predecessor: Position Established
Name: Konrad Svoboda
Birth Place: Brno, Czechoslovakia
Birth Day: 11 September, 1933
~ Patron Konrad Svoboda
- Konrad "Maestro" Svoboda is the divinely-ordained Patron of the Surrealist Confederacy of Patagonia and a Mapuche warlord designated as "Caligula" where tribals utter his name in fear. Destined to seize power from the Patagonian government in the 20 May Revolution on 1967 and has personally ruled over it ever since. He follows an esoteric ideology called "Accelo-Maestroism".
An Italian futurist artist of Czech origins noted for his experiments on paintings, poetry, and even theater plays. Automobiles, industry, factories, nudism, and violence are prominent themes in his artistic works. His poetry are gibberish attempts at simulating real-life noises (like bang bang for gunshots) and discarding syntax while his "Theater of Cruelty" focused on making the audience immersed by exposing them to all sorts of physical and sensory pain.
His works failed to gain any traction in communist Czechoslovakia and Austria in the 50s. His works are even banned in the CSSR for not conforming to the ideals of socialist realism and he was forced to move to Patagonia to escape communist persecution together with fellow like-minded Czech futurists.
He slowly becomes a prominent figure among the diaspora and expatriate community for his works of art that is slowly getting acknowledged. He hijacked a populist revolution in 1967 against the unpopular democratic government. Replacing the call for bettering the economy through a series of compromises and reforms with greater personal expression and freedoms. He dismissed any attempts at peaceful protests or a settlement with the Patagonian government.
He becomes the largely ceremonial-spiritual head of the Futurist movement in Patagonia as the "Patron" or sometimes "Maestro" when he's feeling sane. Lacks any real political power but still holds a large sway over the populace opinion regarding a matter through sheer charisma and popular image he cultivated after the Revolution. Lords over an initially poor, backwater nation located in the uninhabitable regions of South America. Slowly turns the country around by promoting all sorts of unorthodox social policies, building industries on a largely agrarian nation, and expanding the militia force. He is also a man of grandiose displays of degeneracy like the one time he ejaculated all over Queen Lizzie's portrait and once riddled an abandoned church with incendiary bullets in order to celebrate New Year's Eve. It was a great feast for us Futurists in eating the rich!
The people of Patagonia, especially the Mapuche tribals, view the Patron as a divinely-ordained demi-God and views him as a heroic slayer of the cruel Demiurge for bringing and molding the universe to his own liking in the Surrealist Revolution. Giving other people the same power to do so in molding their own realities and becoming New Men. The Patron never commented on his newfound god status and the people only view their individuality as a mere part of the Patron's highly active imagination and owes the Patron for their existence.
"Horror... Horror has a face. Horror has a face and horror stares at me with its dead eyes. You must make a friend of horror as I have done. For man would default to moral terror and absolute horror when cornered like a wild animal - he loses all facade of civility."
~ Konrad Svoboda
Konrad was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 11 September 1933 to a noble family called the Lobkowicz. Son of Max and Adela Lobkowicz. His father was an industrialist while his mother is nurse. Lived comfortably in his family mansion as a young boy before the Munich Agreement and the start of WWII. But he had recently remembered that he was often neglected by his parents and abused by his housemaids; memories he tried to repress as a child.
Konrad in Traditional Clothing
His parents were gunned down by the Gestapo for refusing to collaborate with the Bohemia and Moravian puppet regime on 1942. He is forced to flee and live with a family friend in the outskirts of Pilsen. 10-year old Konrad grew interested with his childhood friend, Radomila, who was a Czech Jew and began courting her at a young age even though she was a commoner.
Her parents don't approve of their short fling and sent him away to an orphanage after the war in 1946 Czechoslovakia. Already, he was traumatized by the death of his parents at a young age and has to face with abandonment. He and the other kids faced torture in the orphanage. His royal title didn't help much at the face of abuse from the doctors. He devised a plan with his fellow inmates to rebel, inflict as much pain on his captors, and break out of the orphanage.
He was forced to live on the streets with all the other homeless people in Prague. Even though he lived in squalor and abject poverty, he developed a street cred and was the smartest kid in the block. He grew a penchant for drawing and made postal stamps or offered couples to draw them. He even wrote poetry and acted out scenes in his local theater.
By the time he was a teenager, his artistic skills caught the interest of a philosopher and artist by the name of Enzo Beneventi. He stayed at his house and he looked up to Enzo as his mentor and a father figure. He became a protege to Enzo and it was through Enzo that he learned the art of surrealism, cubism, and most importantly Italian futurism. Enzo funded his college endeavors in the Masaryk University in Brno but he stopped seeing him after learning that Enzo was arrested by the StB and executed for being a counter-revolutionary.
I AM SPEED, 1948
He is alone again in a cruel and uncaring world as a social outcast where he isn't taken seriously by the people around him that viewed him as a lunatic. Without Enzo to support his dreams, he resorted to taking odd jobs to finance his college tuition. He was a skilled artist but life would soon turn against him yet again when he is rejected by his dream art school because his surrealist and futurist works of art "reeks of Western and capitalist decadence". His dreams was crushed and he swore to take revenge on the society that failed men like him.
He frequently crossed the border into Austria to sell his works of art that has found a small niche following there. Selling his works to art collectors and promoting them in art galleries with all the other modern art pieces. When the Czechoslovak government caught wind of this, his house was raided and his marble busts, unreleased paintings, and film tapes were seized or destroyed by the police for counter-revolutionary activity and promotion of capitalist art.
As he ran away from Czechoslovakia, the communist government had planned a kangaroo court for him and publicly smeared his name on Czech media. He has his citizenship revoked and he is forbidden to return to Czechoslovakia.
"There's a moral juxtaposition in our society. Funny I might add. There are such things as war crimes where killing brothers is a crime in itself. Nations arbitrarily lay out the rules of war (chaotic in nature) and developed more humane ways to kill people. Mental institutions designed for treating the "mentally ill" are nothing more but beating grounds and prison. More care are given to endangered animals than the most vulnerable man of their society. Modern society perpetuates itself through these kinds of moral juxtaposition."
~ Konrad Svoboda, in the making of an anarchist
He moved to Patagonia together with his fellow Futurists because Patagonia was the central hub of political exiles, refugees, and dissidents. Its remote location and neutral government worked in spades for political dissidents attempting to hide from spies and assassins. He lived in Puerto Montt, a coastal city in Patagonia in the Chilean region. His residence was in a modest apartment in the center of the city where he could experiment with his futurist arts.
The democratic Patagonian government viewed him and his ilk with great suspicion. He is watched carefully by the government in fear that he would rebel against the democratic government. Ironically, the Patagonian military was making its move and had been mobilizing in the hopes of overthrowing the government. The military posed a much greater threat than Konrad, his gang of Futurists, nor the Kafka enthusiasts.
He builds his ties with the diaspora community composed of political exiles, dissidents, artists, poets, and play-writers from many backgrounds: Germans (Nazis escaping WWII), Russians (from the Second Great Purge), Poles, French, Armenians, and etc. Konrad didn't approached them to make himself well-known, they were attracted to him and was curious about the eccentric if violent gentleman. Exiled German aristocratic nobles struck conversations with him about their mutual home-sickness while estranged and failed artists could relate to the Konrad figure and viewed him as the second harbinger of the Renaissance or an artistic Messiah.
They grew closer to him but Konrad personally pushed them away and longed for an intimate relationship that was fueled by a common interest of the arts and literature and not financial self-interest. He assumed the hundreds of aristocratic noblewomen fawned over him because of his boyishly handsome looks and not much else..
Rising Up Against Society
Outside of diaspora circles, he was less-regarded by the plebeians of the country. The ordinary plebeian viewed him as a deranged lunatic due to his emotional outbursts of fury, sudden physical violence, and uncontrolled laughing. He was alienated from society like he experienced in Czechoslovakia and was regularly assaulted in the streets. He slowly grew erratic, evident in his more chaotic and convoluted paintings, and was once jailed for beating up a man who sharply criticized his work during an art exhibition. He was sex-craved and complained that women weren't interested in him nor did they lived to his standards.
Life would take a sharp turn for Konrad when at one fateful night during a military curfew after partying, he shot a military captain as he was fearing for his life when the military captain solicited him for bribe money and waved his rifle around his face. Turns out the military captain was the son of Colonel Ramon Argosti, an influential military figure in the country accused of corruption and human rights abuses. He ran away from the scene but not without the news publicizing the murder as an anarchist act of terrorism.
Colonel Ramon Argosti and his murdered son was responsible for a multitude of corruption charges, embezzlement, and abuses of power. They grew rich from corruption and misusing funds. The death of the unpopular Colonel's son lit the fires of discontent that the Patagonians had been hiding for so long against the corrupt establishment. Konrad became a prime suspect of the murder and he was thrown into a mental asylum by the democratic government in order to discredit him as a lunatic. Unbeknownst to them, it only heightened the flames of public discontent. The public was made out of social outcasts that were ridiculed for their weird quirks that went against societal expectation and felt that their voices weren't being heard.
The Night of the Surrealist Revolution
Konrad attempts suicide by banging his head into the metal door but was stopped by his caretakers and taken into solitary confinement. Later, a group of protesters broke into the mental asylum and killed his captors and broke him free. They carry his unconscious body and bloodied face to the center of town, laying on a throne of corpses, to herald him as the Jesus of radical Bohemian rejects. For the first time, he felt people acknowledge him as a revolutionary and he used his oratory skills to stoke flame into the public outrage against the system that failed them and revel in the chaos that he accidentally created.
The democratic government proved ineffective in containing the protests. The rich upper-elite of the diaspora community saw the revolution as a communist uprising against old conservative values and their economic dominance in spite of its chaotically anarchistic nature. The rich rallied behind the military and the military under Colonel Ramon Argosti launched a coup that failed to overthrow the government which exacerbated the situation.
Shops were looted, buildings were burned, cars hijacked, shootings left and right, women raped in broad daylight, and countless other acts of petty crimes and atrocities occurred during the chaotic Revolution. It would be inaccurate to say that Konrad is the leader of the Bohemian rejects since the country's outcasts lacked any leadership but Konrad was the image that followers aspire to and look up to during the 20 May Revolution. He indulged in mindless violence and carnal sex amidst the chaos. During the revolution, he once shot a family of nobles and bashed an officer's head into a wall several times before stabbing him in the eye with a fork. As a nihilist, he never strove for anything in this revolution that he accidentally incited. Only waiting for the government to collapse and to pick the pieces afterwards.
Man Being Dragged Down by Society
"What you would see is not the invisible hand of the state unleashing terror on its citizens but man acting out their primal, carnal senses. Sons murders father - daughter murders mother - brothers murder brothers. I will divide the family unit and shatter these pillars - religion, God, and community. They will walk aimlessly, grow frustrated, then a//c//c//e//l//e//r//a//t//e!"
~ Konrad Svoboda
Politicians, conservative military officers, the rich, etc flee from Patagonia, ironically, and the loss of the country's leadership spelt the end for the republic. The Tehuelche and Mapuches of the countryside that watched on the sideline could only look in horror and awe that a man of great insanity and dangerous charisma like Konrad can destroy a nation. Konrad is unofficially appointed as the "Patron" by popular vote (through intimidation in a tyranny of the masses) to fill the power vacuum left by the Patagonian Conservative Party. Those that remained either joined their cause or were killed by the angry mob that Konrad let loose in resentment.
Konrad "established" the Surrealist Confederacy of Patagonia overnight and created a "constitution" on a sheet of toilet paper using his own blood since paper and ink is becoming a short commodity. The constitution was to outline how will this society of bold avant-garde artists, poets, and thinkers would be like. Power was delegated to heavily-decentralized communes and syndicates that band together in the shared desire to cultivate a futurist society. The artists, craftsmen, warriors, and philosophers were regarded highly than the industrialists, politicians, and doctors.
What's fascinating is that Konrad holds a nihilist outlook on politics. His beliefs are a confused jumbled mess, his policies touches on the absurdist aspect of governance, and he doesn't consider himself as a leader. He only rules just to see how far will his Futurist experiment go and is indulged with the fast life of Patagonia and the great number of freedom he possesses from the policies that he has created. He considers Patagonia as a blank canvas that would be painted with experimental techniques (social policies, reforms, etc). The dynamism and motion of this Futurist work of art would represent the fast-paced and chaotic modern life in Surrealist Patagonia. Konrad had hoped that a person who conforms to his ideals of a Nietszchean "New Man" would arise and use their strength to seize power from him as he did in the Surrealist Revolution.
In his May Manifesto, he devised an ideology that he claims to transcend left and right nor could it be categorized as Third Position. He stresses that it's an ideology that transcends reality. This ideology is called Maestroism. It is a liberty-focused ideology that claims to oppose all kinds of authoritarianism that restricts man's free will. Maestroism believes that man can do whatever he wants as a means to enjoy his/her short yet hectic life. People shouldn't think twice about doing something and they should do it without the regards of other. It takes some aspects from Anarcho-Egoism which is the destruction of all stringent governmental, social, and economic contracts or concepts that he considers as "spooks" or "abstract imaginations". He advocated for an voluntary union of individuals that would participate solely for their own benefit and are inclined to do whatever they want using their own will. The use of violence comes to play in this society. If an individual wants something, they have to personally take it using their own sheer will and by force.
Patagonian Parliament of the Future
Maestroism shuns harmony, order, egalitarianism, and classical liberalism. Man isn't born equal but to dominate one another to be at the top. However it shares a similar aesthetic with Italian fascism with its blackshirts, paramilitary violence, and grandiose display of symbols. Unlike Fascism, it greatly values individualism instead of collectivism. They do have a system of democracy which is an ochlocracy or tyranny of the masses because parliamentary democracy promotes corruption and the erosion of political virtues. People are required to be vigilant of the spiritually plebeian and degenerates as well as to adapt their life to the fast life. Amidst the ongoing Cultural Revolution, the vigilant formed the Blackshirts acting in a similar manner to Mao's Red Guards - vandalizing historical sites and harassing the reactionary bourgeois.
Maestroism holds little regard towards national or ethnic identity. There is no merit in taking pride in other people's nor your past descendants' work in furthering the national cause. He considers nationalism to be divisive and a hindrance to the national cause of accelerating to a futuristic society. There is only one identity in Surrealist Patagonia and that is the spiritual nationalism of Futurism. When asked about irredentism, Konrad proclaimed that his conquest would be in the name of subjecting other nations into his own surreal reality (Surrealist Patagonia). A super-reality with the illogical, hectic, and daringly unorthodox aspects of its society greatly exaggerated which would blur the line between reality and fiction. The borders, Konrad considered, is like a Tupperware that contains the surreal reality and that the borders are the frontlines for the future Maestroist revolution. He glorifies violence, militarism, and toxic nationalism/patriotism in a constant state of war as the cure to complacency, laziness, and cowardly pacifism. The vitality of man is what is highly valued in Surrealist Patagonia.
Regarding economics, he loathes capitalism and the free market for subjecting people to economic slavery and consumerism that promotes laziness. He lashes against imitation and replication which translates to going against off-brands and mass production. He highly values originality and ingenuity which is why he told people to make their own products in factories using their own artistry and skill. When he/she creates, he/she will find pride in his/her work and would relish in his/her ingenuity. It is not expected to be paid if you're a doctor, civil servant or a cop as virtue trumps monetary gains and interest in this Futurist economy. Virtue which is the intent of saving a person's life or to protect the people instead of selfish monetary gain or job promotion. Konrad blames capitalism for replacing virtue with money.
In Patagonia, there are guilds of artisan and merchants that would barter their own personal produce to other people in the sketchy black market. He promoted industry in the largely backward agrarian nation and has achieved high levels of industrialization more than any of his predecessors combined. Patagonia became a leading manufacturer of cars and planes in Latin America that were regularly sold through the black market. Furthermore, it has a tacit disregard for the environment as Konrad's extolled human hubris and putting mother nature in her place below human desires for constant technological and scientific development on the face of the Earth. With science operating without restriction.
Syndicalism and Direct Action
Every day in Surrealist Patagonia is one big party night of orgies where people lived the fast life of waking up, going to work, party, and having sexual intercourse in one night-stands. Baquets, concerts, theater performances, and games were wholesome family activities that Patagonians can attend. The streets are filled with fist fights, bar brawls, and shootings which all came from the spontaneous outbursts of emotions (anger and the need to dominate). People have sex and let out their kink in public while public nudity is not only allowed but encouraged just to expose man in its bare naked flesh form. All in the name of rebelling against society and destroying norms. This hectic lifestyle has become the norm in this utopia of extravagant self-expression and intellectual subversiveness that Konrad is proudly building whether it be pissing on the streets, fornicating in front of kids, and smashing cultural pieces at museums. This is what it means to accelerate society and live the fast life - to break social boundaries and norms, to repudiate morals, and to blur the line between irony and post irony as well as reality and fiction in this Nietszchean Ubermensch's deconstruction of society.
Konrad can be loosely-described as a syndicalist. He dislikes philosophizing, questioning abstract ideas, and calling out injustices without doing anything meaningful and considers himself to be a man of direct action and an anti-statist. He absolutely loathes the bourgeois that has become complacent, greedy, and "spiritually degenerated" with their snobbish, elitist, and nouveau-riche ways. Konrad blamed the bourgeoise for hoarding the people's wealth and in-turn hated the society that capitalism has molded which values an innately worthless thing like money to control the lives of humans that could otherwise live their life freely without it as well as engineering people to think anxiously, conformists, and politically complacent as they struggle to get by in a capitalist society.
His views on syndicalism are based on Georges Sorel's but lacked Sorel's monarchist views. He believed in the importance of myths like the French Revolution, Paris Commune, and the October Revolution that would inspire men to act. He revered general strikes and revolutionary violence that he claims are necessary to shake the system to its core and to rise up against a complacent establishment in a class struggle between the working class and the bourgeois. He rejects any sorts of compromises and only desires unrelenting revolutionary change which could only be done through violent acts of rebellion rather than petty reforms from within.
Industrial Unison, 1966
As for his economic syndicalist views, his views are rather orthodox; trade unions were given a greater role and the economy was organized as along an organizational unit known as a syndicate that would engage in labor exchange with all the other syndicates through direct industrial action. The produces made in a syndicate would be freely shared and used free of charge as they are made by the hands of man - operating under the Marxist value of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs" so as to not alienate men from their produce. He ennobles the suffering of the working class. He uses the image of an oppressed working class to paint themselves as being wronged by society and would motivate them to rebel against an unjust establishment.
Konrad sought to abolish class distinctions through social and economic engineering. What is the masses were viewed as just "featherless bipeds" without bourgeois, proletarians, and intelligentsia labels pertaining them. The Surrealist regime distinguishes men based on their vitality or the Nietszchean "will to power". Those who accelerate and live the fast life are known as the "Woke Men", "the Enlightened Ones", and "the Based" who are deemed as men who live on a higher plane of existence. Figures like Diogenes and Jean Paul Sartre are highly valued than Jeff Bezos or an Elon Musk. Those who prefer a life of quiet, peace, safety, and predictability are deemed as the "Spiritually plebeian" or "cucks". The bourgeoise are synonymous with the spiritually plebeian and are ought to be destroyed.
A quasi brand of Athenian democracy was re-introduced in Patagonia where membership was open to all walks of life in Patagonia - even the children and criminals. This brand of democracy was known as Patagonian democracy. In Patagonian democracy, sortition was practiced and the common folk would introduce their bill and would debate between one another in person where there were no politicians. Citizens engaging in this system were called as "Citizen-initiators" where their personal beliefs and conducts would be scrutinized when they took the stand. All of the debating and discussions took place on the so called "New Acropolis". There were no courts and judgement was left on the masses and policies as well as changes in budget went through public referendum. The Patron envisioned it to be a revolutionary brand of democracy where a lively and inclusive political scene would exist in Patagonia in a democratic fashion. However, considering Patagonia's nature; this brand of democracy led to a ochlocracy, rule of the mob, and the rise of demagogues that stood to sway public opinion. Fist fights regularly broke out in Acropolis and so did profanity-laced petty arguments. For the Patron, these are all facts of life in Patagonia.
Thousands of Bohemian Youths
Now Engaged in Accelerationist Protest
In line with his Futurist views, Konrad holds a disregard with the past and its supposed glories. He loathe the aristocracy and conservatives that romantically longed for the good old days in their rose-tinted glasses and are resistant towards change. Yet he needed a myth to inspire the Futurists. Instead of primarily drawing a myth from the past, he rambled on and on about the Golden Age future that the futurist sought to create. He argued that Surrealist Patagonia would serve as a myth of a societal Futurist success. To breakaway from the tyranny of the past, Konrad advocated for the destruction of cultural institutions and museums. He wants to fight the "fanatical, senseless, and snobbish religion of the past" in the form of classical art to "elevate all attempts at originality whether it be daring or violent to support a world that would be continually and splendidly transformed by science". He dislikes anything that has been tainted by the passing of time which in turn motivates him to hate boomers or people of the silent generation who he accuses for all of society's ills.
Konrad embarked on a program of "deterritorialization" which means weakening the link between native culture and land. He replaced indigenous Mapuche culture with the Futurist technologies of automobiles and industry when he threw away tribal icons of worship. Not only did he promoted the Futurist lifestyle, he promoted the ideals of Nietszche's New Man and the heroic warrior that would replace meek Christianity. Ancestor worship and tribal religions were appropriated by the Surrealist regime with both religions emphasizing militarism, gaining spiritual powers from ancestors, and the warrior spirit. The Patagonian Confederacy would replace the good-for-nothing civil servants with war chiefs and warrior clerics of Futurism. The warrior that would fight to regain a sense of confidence and masculinity, preserve honor and self-worth, and would become a figure of direct action. Basically, civil servants that would fight in the militia and embrace the fast life. The Mapuche tribe has become a tribe of Mad Max-styled raiders that would launch skirmishes along the Chilean border in their pumped up cars and bikes. The warrior cleric would fight in a war that they would die as martyr's and be reborn to fight again for the cycle of perpetual warfare to continue in order to break the backs of the weak and create strong men.
A Patagonian Refugee Who is Beyond Salvation
She Drew the Insides of Her Mind
As Konrad continued to live and age, he experiences a self-existential crisis and inquired about his mortality, the meaning of life, and his place in the universe. He sought counsel from tribe elders, Buddhist monks, Hindu yogis, and kookly cult leaders but all of their answers did not satisfy his questions. That was until he experimented with "ego death" after a bad trip where he could feel his individuality erased and him feeling nothing as he is devoid of a sense of self for a moment. He pondered about it and thought that he was a mere mortal with a fragile sense of identity who is doomed to die like anybody else that was until he tried peyote from a Mapuche tribe elder. He had visions of meeting the "Supreme Vital Being" - an allegory to his soul - with the Vital Being telling him that the world is a mere figment of his imagination and told him to treat it as a sandbox. The Being told him that he was destined to seize mankind's fate from the cruel Demiurge and said that he was the chosen one to bring about the End Time in order to set everything to zero and for man to transcend their meekly body to complete their evolution of becoming the Angels of Futurism. Le Patron took this to heart and his spirit has become revitalized owing to this prophecy which encouraged him on a self-fatalistic path of bringing about WWIII.
Absurdist policies include: adopting the metric time, adopting "free-style roads" (roads with no lanes where people could freely drive or walk around with no speed limit", connected the nation by building Autobahns, state-enforced homosexuality of the Ancient Greek type to promote masculinity and manly bond between comrades, relegating women as maids and baby factories though they de facto hold same rights as men, burnt down churches and promoted Gnosticism and Occultism, legalized public nudity and indecency, replaced jailing with open acts of vigilantism, abolished marriage because it forced men into a servant - slave relationship with women, abolished schools and promoted homeschooling or self-learning, stigmatized art critics, legalized abortion and cannibalism, and glorifying political violence even if directed towards the regime in a weekly event called "Revolt Week".
The only reason Patagonia continues to function as a society is because of support from Ancap Chile and the CIA and the sheer popular image of the Patron. Le Patron attributes this success to a Futurist deity called the "Supreme Vital Being" - a subconscious spirit that lives within every man which gives him vitality and the urge to accelerate - as the Being sees fit to preserve the Surrealist Revolution in spite of many of its pitfalls.
Members of the DI Pseudo-Lodge
Warrior Clerics of Futurism
The Patron has been involved in a number of conspiracy theories related to him. From being called as the Anti-Christ among religious circles, the second coming of Hitler for his dangerous charisma, and a leader of the New World Order by conspiracy theorists. The pseudo-Masonic Lodge that he is involved with - Deus Irae - was believed by conspiracy theorists to be a secret organization that took in many world leaders and billionaires as members and even believed to be the ones controlling America as a deep state. Some believed in the opposite stating that the Patron is a puppet of the CIA and a victim of MKULTRA.
Accelerating society with technological and scientific progress to the point of technological singularity is his end goal... and to end the world with nuclear fire by playing both superpowers against each other in the Patagonian Missile Crisis in order to achieve "perfect death" whereby killing anybody who knows him - humanity in this case - would ensure that he and humanity would be forgotten and die in oblivion. As the Patron sees everybody he encounters as mere figments of his imaginary mind; he wants to bring them down along with him when he dies.
Neuquen Before Maestroism
is in Full Swing
"We don't live in a world where we could die for a higher cause and find meaning anymore. The Great War and the Great Depression that our forefathers fought and have died for such things as God and country. But now, our Great Depression is life itself and the Great War is a spiritual one where we are locked in an endless battle against ourselves and society."
~ Konrad Svoboda
We live in a technologically advanced society which is overly-complicated that we cannot make sense of as technology progresses. We are expected to fit in with societal rules and structure that may not align with our interests or passion. The salary man goes to work in an office with all the other miserable insects of the system and does paperwork for little pay with money being the only incentive. Money where most of it goes to paying expenses instead of leisure. The worker is alienated from his product . The salary man works in a regimented manner like the Japanese. At 6 he wakes up and prepares himself for work. By 7 he arrives at work and does his job as expected. Then he has break by 12 for a short time then finally comes back home at night while working full-time. With this dull, repetitive, and menial way of life; no wonder it has drained the soul and spirit of young men. Young men ripe for the taking by Le Patron.
Le Patron's words carry weight like Mao Tse-Tung's Little Red Book whom the students cite like verses from the Bible. His influence does not end in Patagonia - no, it expands to elsewhere. With Le Patron's spiritual authority being the sole source of power he derives from as leader of Patagonia. It is he who is the ideal Nietszchean Ubermensch of the ideal Futurist man. He does not care about worldly needs or material possessions. He does not let the dollar nor sentimental value to chain him. Le Patron is a liberated man who basks in speed and the true beauty of violence without moral restrictions. He pleases himself with everything to his hearts' content and he finds true beauty in chaos as well as destruction.
Throughout the world, there are so called "Fight Clubs" in which men fight in one-on-one like animals in order to let go off some steam and as a form of catharsis. Fighting is good for the soul as all men will toss away their comfort zones and fight for survival's sake and the need to dominate. No longer do men hide behind in facade of civility; now the strong will fight as predators and the weak as prey. Fight Clubs are often set up in basements away from prying eyes of authorities and the men who belong to these Fight Clubs are a part of an ordained order or fraternity as brothers in arm. The men will fight not for money like betting on a horse track but for the pleasure and joy of fighting!
Futurist "Project Mayhem"
Lone Wolf Accelerationist Terrorism
Fight Clubs started in Patagonian on 1969 where it had its origins as an orphanage for the children of the bourgeoise who had their families killed. Aimless as they are devoid of parents and God; there's a fury building up in the hearts of these children and teenagers in Patagonia. On the initiative of Paladin Brotherhood Director, Otto Skorzeny, as well as Le Patron - these children were rounded up as orphans by the Blackshirts and they were given shelter in derelict houses. For nefarious purposes: these children were groomed to become supersoldiers that would fit Aryan standards by subjecting them to harsh living conditions devoid of care and physical materials. Children are shaped by their environments like tabula rasa and Le Patron demanded that these children would be molded to fit his standards of the Futurist New Man.
The children aged from 12 to 16 were provoked to fight against one another by Le Patron. Much like the Monster's Experiment, Le Patron drilled a Darwinist mindset to the children and they became ruthless fighters over night. The children fought each other to death in basement cellars and the men bet on them for thousands of pesos. The Fight Clubs spread throughout the country and it involved adults of all ages. Adults who had nothing going for their life and are overburdened by the realities of modern life. These sweaty shirtless men fight each other in order to find meaning and pleasure in life. For community, God, religion, and family do not matter any more.
Le Patron even fought in one of these Fight Clubs as a regular beneath the cellar of a 50s diner bar in Puerto Soleil. Racking up a kill of 5 fighters using his own bare hands as a self-fatalistic man in his base natural state. He lets out his repressed urges and he doesn't need support groups to let go. Le Patron then becomes a sage-like figure in these Fight Clubs and the Fight Clubs then turned to decentralized, ordained-knighthoods and fraternity between men. All managed in anarcho-syndicalist lines with elected-leaders. All participants of the Fight Club have an on-and-off life between working and fighting in Fight Clubs. By fighting, the men will be exposed to pain and hardships that would make them stronger.
A Bombing Perpetrated by Project Mayhem
Leaving a Smiley Face in Its Wake
The idea of Fight Clubs have even spread to the western world, particularly in the United States as a part of Le Patron's idea of cultural warfare which aims to subvert tradition by infiltrating academia and seize the meaning of words. All the impotent, aimless workers of America now engage themselves in these Fight Clubs by joining them and forming groups. The non-conformists who joined them now have become another part of the Fight Club system echochamber. The men who joined have forsaken their names, adapt to the system, and call themselves as "Space Monkeys". Lone wolf terrorists have sprung up throughout the States from these Fight Clubs as they associate with the group name "Project Mayhem".
Project Mayhem as a decentralized moniker of lone wolf terrorists which came from lower-class workers or salary men who aim to destroy tradition and societal expectations which chains them by accelerating forward into a Futurist society through any means necessary. As well as bringing down capitalism itself to pave way for a Pol Pot society. Project Mayhem has wreaked havoc in black neighborhoods in order to incite a race war between white and black as well as bombing banks in order to create a financial chaos - setting everything back to year zero. The rich were assassinated by Project Mayhem such as the bombing of an opera show in 1971. They all wear clown masks and black suits to conceal themselves as a part of their identity as Futurists and Accelerationists. It was said that 30% of America's blue-collar workforce were a part of Fight Clubs and identified with Project Mayhem.
As Project Mayhem continues to wreak havoc across the country with more followers being inducted to Futurist thought as a part of Le Patron's cultural warfare; he only relishes in the chaos that he has created. For there is only one unwritten rule in Fight Club: "never talk about Fight Club".
Leaked Image of a Fight Club in Patagonia
"There's nothing more beautiful than the dialectical friction between two completely opposing ideals. With the beauty of futurism fused with the mystical powers of Korean Jucheism; our nations are now one of the same and we shall celebrate with a great feast upon the corpse of the bourgeois and promote love between comrades."
~ Konrad Svoboda
On 1970, the Patron decided to visit North Korea in order to establish relations with the hermit state under the leadership of Kim Il-Sung, then Supreme Leader of the DPRK. Even though both nations have radically opposing ideologies and views of "socialism" - Patagonia was both anarchist and syndicalist while the DPRK is hardcore "Stalinist". In spite of that, both countries were international pariah and they recognize the need to open to each other in order to gain access to other nation's diplomatic resources.
The Patron came to Pyongyang on his own volition after being invited by Supreme Leader Kim Il-Sung. The Patron brought Ambassador George HW Bush and Spymaster Otto Skorzeny in observing the politics and military of the DPRK. Bush became a bridge for the DPRK to interact with the US with him acting as an intermediary between two nations. Whereas Skorzeny helped refined North Korea's intelligence agency and their torture methods.
"Glory to the Patron of Patagonia!"
The Patron arrived in Pyongyang with great fanfare as North Korean citizens and pioneer youth waved the flags of Patagonia and the DPRK as well holding placard with the Patron face adorned on them. They cheered on as the Patron arrived on the airport and was greeted by Kim as the Patagonian anthem played. Afterwards, they traversed the street of Pyongyang on an open Cadillac with North Koreans throwing flowers at both leaders and sung songs of praises in celebration of the Patron's visit. It is said that interest in Futurist art and the volume of black market deals between both nations increased after Konrad's visit.
Both Konrad and Sung discussed about possibilities of expansion of diplomatic ties and economic trade treaties as well as discussed about philosophy and ideology. Both men became interested in what each other believed in. Konrad believed in Nietszchean philosophy whereas Sung believed in "Jucheism". They grew to respect each other both politically and personally as Sung later became a close friend of the Patron. Sung respected Konrad so much so that he had a threesome with him and his North Korean mistress to the tune of one of Sung's opera that he sang.
The Patron left North Korea after a three week trip around the North's industry and agricultural sites - leaving him impressed in what a little nation could achieve and this made him much more impressed about the North than the South (The DPRK was richer than the South at the time). Before he left, the Patron signed a Treaty of Friendship between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Confederacy of Patagonia. The Patron left with him inspired by the Jucheist thought...
"We Must Aim to Build a
Futurist Society in Korea by 1979!"
In a process of Hegelian Dialectics and Aufheben, both men experienced change in their ideology and adopted beneficial aspects of each other's ideologies while filtrating not-so beneficial ones as they overcome their ideological contradiction. For Konrad, he adopted Jucheism's belief that true political independence comes from economic self-sufficiency and later stressed that Patagonia ought to develop its agricultural industry on an equal level as its manufacturing industry. Konrad later saw fit to expand Patagonia's military and had planned to coalesce them into a single militia under the Blackshirts in accordance to the Songun idea. However, the Patron disagreed with Jucheist Korean Nationalism and sought to replace it with spiritual nationalism based on ideological allegiance to Futurism. Kim's cult of personality led to Konrad to think that the world that revolves around him is his own reality and that the people he sees are mere figments of his imaginative reality.
Kim incorporated Konrad's beliefs of a Nietszchean New Man to suit his own purposes. Instead of the common masses having the potential to become New Men, a sole figure could only become a man would live up to the standards of a Nietszchean New Man who would be known as a "Great Leader" - Kim Il-Sung himself. Others could only emulate the Great Leader's path by following His orders. He also subscribed to the ideals of Futurism and accelerationism. Sung took an interest in the spiritual aspect of Konrad's ideology and his talks about "vitality". Sung would later use the teachings of Korean shamanism, Buddhism, and Confucianism in order to achieve enlightenment in one self and emphasized that he himself is a sacred divine figure in the same manner as Konrad.
The visit would leave a distinctly marked impact on the politics of both states and particularly the philosophy of their leaders. Konrad would gravitate more towards communism and a grassroot cult of personality would later be developed under him whereas in North Korea, Marxist-Leninism was abandoned and a refined brand of Jucheism with incorporated parts of Futurism became the official state ideology and North Korea became a borderline theocratic regime with occultist characteristics.
LONG LIVE THE ETERNAL FRIENDSHIP
BETWEEN LE PATRON AND THE SUPREME LEADER
"In the Bhagavad Gita, it once said "I am become death, destroyer of worlds". How do I feel when I carry this power that only the lowliest of dalits could wish to have? I feel nothing. Death will come to us all, Yogi. There is no need for peace when life is only temporary and so hectic and meaningless... Sleep tight."
~ Konrad Svoboda, staring deep at the terrified Yogi before cracking his neck
Ever since becoming the Patron, Konrad has shown interest in delving deeper into the occult. Although he repudiates moral and religious values, he has conversed with many Buddhist monks and Hindu gurus in India as well as in Patagonia in order to achieve spiritual enlightenment and hidden powers in the human spirit.
Mahesh Yogi Was Konrad's
Guru Before Killing Him
The Patron's believes that the world is just a simulation and that the people that he sees and interacts with are just mere figments of his imagination. The Patagonian people are required to know this and they believe that the world revolves around the Patron. The Patron believes that the world is a sandbox to him and believes that other people have the potential to become an Ubermensch or New Man and mold the world as he sees fit just like what he did in the Surrealist Revolution.
The Patron once met a Hindu yogi called Guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi or just called Yogi in India on 1972. The Patron sought spiritual guidance and powers from him in the hopes of transcending humanity as well as paying lip service to creating world peace from Patagonia. The Yogi seemed skeptical of the Patron but he accepted to help the troubled young soul in achieving peace with himself.
The Patron meditated 24/7 in the wilderness of India under a tree with little food and drink while repeating a mantra. He abstained from worldly pleasures and resisted the temptations of masturbation during his stay in India. In emulating the Buddha, the Patron walked the slums of India along the Ganges river wearing only a robe and accepting gifts from the local populace as a walking monk in search of spiritual enlightenment. The Patron did yoga as well along with the Yogi's students. The Patron even studied the Baghavad Gita and it seemed like he was genuinely going to change for the better as a person and the Yogi admired the Patron's commitment to his teachings.
But his commitment was just a facade and he was only in it for the power and aura that the Yogi carries which he wanted for himself but he himself respected the Yogi as he was nice to the Patron for a change. The Yogi, who had psychic powers himself; taught him how to move objects, read people's minds, levitate, and so on. The Patron followed his teachings to a fault and soon developed low level psychic powers himself.
The Patron craved for more power - he desired to use psychic powers to lethally kill people so he had sex with the Yogi's fellow student and engaged in homosexual anal intercourse in which he absorbed the fellow student's psychic force to supplement his own. When the Yogi found about this dastardly act; it was too late as the Patron had become powerful with his psychic powers and used the force to crack the Yogi's neck and set his compound on fire before leaving India.
An Abandoned Church Now
Converted Into an Occultist Compound
Konrad has become a highly-powerful psychic user ever since having sex with one of the Yogi's student. He has developed the following powers: instant transmission, energy medicine, levitation, moving objects with his mind, mediumship with the spirits, psychometry, and telepathy. He once said that having gay sex to gain psychic powers once had him nearly killed from a heart attack.
After gaining his newfound psychic powers and killing the Yogi, he set up a makeshift academy in Puerto Soleil designed to train apprentices into becoming ESP users. He had Shoko Asahara, Jim Jones, Charles Manson, Apple White, and Ted Kacynzki approaching him for spiritual guidance and they developed medium levels of psychic powers in return. He calls his psychic power as the "Force" well before Star Wars and intends on turning the 5 five men or "disciples" to spread the Surrealist revolution and general chaos abroad as a way to accelerate society forward with plans of turning everyone into psychic users.
"And with this, I and the world have achieved perfect death and will vaporize into nothing but dusts. Better to relish in the end of everything than slave away in kali yuga."
~ Konrad Svoboda, upon starting WWIII
The US under President George Wallace adopted a hardline foreign policy stance in combating communism when it began installing nukes in West Germany, Italy, and Turkey to threaten the Soviets. Sensing that the Soviets are beginning to take a hold in the various breakaway states of Brazil, the US Navy sent a nuclear carrier to Patagonian territorial waters to act as a shield from Soviet subversion. This only heightened the tensions between the two country and the Cold War became a lot hotter.
Zephyrantes or MNC-01 Metal Gear
A Nuclear-Equipped, Psychic-Tuned Mech
The Patron begins to personally devise Operation Thanatos in order to achieve his aforementioned "Perfect Death" - plunging the world in nuclear fire to erase any trace of him and humanity existing in order to end the cruel Demiurge's divine rule over the world. Many in his circle were left out of the blue about what Operation Thanatos really is but many joined on his endeavor to hijack an American nuclear mech in order to bolster Patagonia's military arsenal.
Colonel Pierre/Big Boss and his MSF mercenaries were sent by the Patron to hijack the Zephyranthes or MNC-01 from the USAF hangar in Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The MNC-01 is an American Metal Gear mech capable of launching high yielding ICBMs from their missile launcher and was primarily fine tuned for psychic users. It was a weapon designed by the US with the clear intent of terrorizing Soviet Russia as well as weaponizing ESPers. They were unaware that the Patron intends to use the mech to bring about world chaos.
The MSF mercenaries tasked with intercepting the MNC-01 disguised themselves as Spetznas operatives and the Big Boss himself said in French "Non Anglais" to maintain the cover of a Soviet raid and they engaged in a heavy firefight with US personnel. A small elite team in the raiding party led by the Big Boss took advantage of the chaos of battle and the US personnel confusion and took over a hangar which contained the MNC-01 mech. The Big Boss took off with the mech and was pursued by US fighter jets before evading them off and safely landing in a remote airbase outside Santa Rosa.
The Patron briefly inspected the mech that Big Boss brought and began adding modifications from George HW Bush's wrecked Metal Gear to enhance its performance even further. They added a jet propulsion system, a series of integrated homing missile launchers, and a greatly improved stabilizer. The Patron took off on the MNC-01 mech not too long after and was headed for Leningrad, USSR for the next phase of Operation Thanatos - to nuke the USSR's second largest city Leningrad.
The MNC-01 was registered as an American weapon by Soviet Sukhoi interceptors and a brief dogfight ensued between the MNC-01 and a team of three high-performance Su-15 fighters piloted by the Soviet's finest aces. The pilots and Soviet radio heard the blaring of classical music from Konrad's Metal Gear which was playing the Ride of the Valkyries. The MNC-01 destroyed the three fighters owing to its mind-controlled missiles and the Metal Gear became dangerously close to Leningrad.
"And the Tormented Patron Rebelled
Against the Cruel Demiurge and Nearly Won."
The Soviet military was put on high alert - SAM missile units were pointed at the Metal Gear, fighter jets took off from their air bases, and ICBMs were pointed at American territory in response to the supposedly American MNC-01 going berserk in Soviet airspace. The MNC-01 broke through the Soviets' squadron of experimental MiG-23 and the Patron pointed the MNC's nuclear launcher at the center of Leningrad. The Patron uttered these famous words with pride "Leningrad, I have returned!" and launched a nuclear ICBM at Leningrad. It was said that the Metal Gear let out a little waltz as it evaded SAM missiles to the tune of Dmitri Shostakovich's Waltz No. 2. The nuclear explosion and fallout killed 10 million people and the MNC managed to survive from the nuclear blast thanks to the psychic shield bubble formed by Konrad. The last thing the people of Leningrad heard was classical music and the screams of their loved ones.
Konrad was greatly satisfied that Operation Thanatos has been set out in motion and is nearly completed where he accelerated the political upheaval of the world by causing WWIII. For Konrad intends to bring an end to this dialectical conflict between communism and capitalism that leads to nowhere, end the old world order ruled by old bitter men, end the pretense of "peace" between superpowers in the Cold War, and to render humanity extinct for their complacency and degeneracy as they evolve and refuse to accelerate. Hoping that another species would take over that would conform to his futurist ideals in the future.
"The Only Thing Everybody is Equal in
is in Death Itself."
Konrad had hoped that the Soviets would retaliate and launch nuclear missiles against the US for the incident in Leningrad and a disastrous chain of reaction would ensue that would bring the world closer to WWIII. Before Konrad is about to go back to Patagonia to see nuclear fire from his porch, he is intercepted by George W. Bush in his Metal Wolf mech (a smaller and agile version of Metal Gear) and a brief saber beam fight ensued between the two men. Bush intends to bring down Konrad and prevent anymore casualties from happening.
What happens afterward is for you to decide
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"Forgive me mother for I have killed and sinned."
~ Konrad Svoboda
A deranged man, mad artist, a bold thinker - Konrad has been called many nicknames due to his extremely unorthodox lifestyle and beliefs. Yet he expects them not to understand his mental state or what he goes through in his mind. He is a nonconformist above all and a nihilist second. Refusing to adapt to society after realizing how toxic it was and a nihilist in that he rejects religious and moral principles. He thinks that life is absurdist and meaningless. Konrad only longs for the sweet release of death to free him from the prison known as his physical human body.
Maestro as the Avatar to Bring
About Satya Yuga
On the exterior, Konrad seems to be a young gentlemanly chap who invokes an aura of nobility which he inherited from his time being an aristocrat back in his childhood in Brno. He masks himself as an aristocrat to the upper-class nobles within the diaspora community that he is forced to surround himself with. An old German noble from Saxony described him as a polite, outgoing, if awkward man. The old noble also reckoned that he had suspicions of Konrad and sensed that there was something "wrong" with him deep in his heart. Konrad was exposed to the cultures of the bourgeois which he held contempt for its elitism and looked at the rowdy lifestyle of the blue-collar working class and the banditry of the Patagonian countryside as the ideal lifestyle of both industrialism and violence. He disliked the nobles who shunned him as a "weird man" but showed mercy to them by allowing them a safe exit from Patagonia amidst the revolution.
He has seen his fair share of pain and torment when he was growing up. In his childhood, he remembered being raised in a strict family that expected him to grow up as a high-ranking bureaucrat and administrator. His father belted him for the slightest misdemeanor while his mother neglected him so she can go to socialite parties. He had an inferiority complex when he's around with his tall and slender-built father and was abused by the maids when his parents were away. Looking back when his parents were killed, he thought of "good riddance" but had some regret for not saving them and blamed himself for being too weak and hated not being in control.
He developed fears of abandonment when his family friend/foster mother sent him away to an orphanage and faced mental and physical torment there. His leadership skill was shown when he led a rebellion consisting of a group of orphans against the orphanage's caretakers. No parent want to take him in as they were struggling to survive post-war life in Czechoslovakia as well which degraded his sense of self worth. He then grew up peniless without money as a teenager and young adult. Barely able to scrape by, struggled to pay his rent, and find a decent steady job as he tried to live a normal while attempting to fit in with society before the 1948 coup in Czechoslovakia. The financial burden and high social expectations of him were proven to be too much for the young Konrad. This led to amounting stress and degradation of his mental state.
He found interest in Futurism taught by his legal guardian, father figure, and teacher Enzo Beneventi. He found an interest in the violence, machine, and industrial aspects of Futurism that he associated with WWII. He could also relate to the manic facet of Futurist painting. It was Enzo that fostered his appreciation of the arts and he longed for something new. Getting rejected in the arts only strengthened his resolve that society was against him as he didn't took kindly to criticism and rejection. When the communists denigrated him as a madman and had him kicked out of the country due to his ideological beliefs; it only made him more indignant of authority and dogmatism.
Anguish in Motion, 1968
Konrad is a mentally ill man yet he embraces his insanity as the quality that makes him unique and standout from the rest. Being the mad artist gives him a slight sense of identity. He rejects psychiatric treatment, seeing it as a form of torture and an attempt to brainwash his mind. He displays aspects of paranoia when he's always on the look out for assassins and thinks that getting treatment would make him docile like all the rest that did not share his mindset as part of a governmental plot. He admittedly looks back at the ancient times of the Renaissance with fondness where the mentally ill are seen as bold thinkers and aren't condescendingly seen as "people who need help". During his time in a Patagonian mental asylum, he faced the harsh realities of psychiatric treatment involving electric shock therapy.
Konrad thought of himself as a man "who doesn't exist" as he was a loner and an outcast where people turned a blind eye to his plight and for this, he held low self-esteem and thought that he was a burden. He ocassionally faced harassment during his time in Czechoslovakia and Patagonia as street thugs thought of him as a pushover. His rise to fame was in murdering a Patagonian army captain in self defense and unwillingly became the face of a lower-class revolt against the Patagonian establishment in spite of having little care for their populist political messages. Now he embraces his identity of a Bohemian mad artist and among losers and outcasts, he is their messiah and idol they can look up to.
In line with his obsession with violence and blood, he is a violent and erratic man. During the Revolution, he personally committed some acts of murder although his followers did most of the killings for him. He is armed with a Luger and is jumpy. Surprise him for his birthday then it's guaranteed that he'll shoot you without second thoughts. Konrad had fantasies of killing and was a fan of the true crime genre. He was fascinated by serial killers but hasn't gone out and killed someone in public after the Revolution. He is now into BDSM to substitute his murder lust with inflicting pain and being in control over someone during sex. Furthermore, he is described to be an absolute savage in bed and once bit off the foreskin of his male partner's genitals during sex.
The Calm, Stoic Yet Erratic Patron
Much of his mental anguish came from him trying to repress his homosexual thoughts. He tried to become a macho, straight man but others regarded him as a pretty boy. He has had little success with women because he found himself too awkward to ask them out. He tried to be a nice guy in the hopes of flattering women with his feminist sympathies but that didn't turn out so well. When Princess Beatrice's father tried to arrange a date between her and Konrad, his relationship with her grew steady and they went out together in numerous occasions. But after realizing that her father arranged her with him just to continue the family line, he felt disrespected. Still, he was still close with Princess Beatrice and she stayed with him in Patagonia after the revolution even after knowing that he was homosexual. Now they live together in Puerto Madryn in a modest villa. He is still conflicted about his homosexuality and has swore celibacy but admitted to have a desire of acting and dressing up like a woman and even wanted to become a woman as a conflicted transvestites.
He has had unhealthy fantasies in the past and present but not as notorious as his obsession with Italian actress Rossana Podesta in the 50s. He invited her to come to one of his art galleries when she was at the height of her popularity. She declined because she had no interest in visiting a modern art gallery nor in dreamers like him. He was heart-broken when her agents told him that she won't visit him so he began to fantasize about her - sexual fantasies and the dream of getting her as his woman and hero. That fantasy slowly grew violent and he had plans to impress her by murdering the Italian Prime Minister. When that seemed unrealistic to Konrad, he planned to send a mail bomb so she would die from the ensuing explosion before killing himself as he believed that he would go to either heaven or hell with her. As he had already prepared an elaborate mail bomb, he changed his mind because he was afraid that his gunshot suicide would be painful and dreaded to think there would be no life after death. He looked back at the event said, "this is where I grew to distrust women".
After becoming the Patron, he has broken the chains of societal norms and expectations that has once shackled him. The Revolution is a spiritual self-realization that he matters and he is now free to do whatever he wants as his heart desires. Now he is rejuvenated and has become the Futurist New Man.