Paul McKenzie takes the present and wraps it up as a thriller to draw us into his dark vision of the very near future. But instead of proselytising and preaching, he’s created a 21st century parable: an apocalyptic vision that’s way too close for comfort, and which is beginning to look inevitable unless the people, and more particularly the governments, of the world wake up and take radical action.
In “Desecration”, mankind’s rape and pillage of Planet Earth are all but complete, so ‘green’ activism of the traditional and relatively tame kind has become redundant. Instead, the new radicals are bent on eradicating the planet’s plague - the virulent disease known as humans. Some of the scientists behind the project balk when it comes to genocide while others collaborate with the ruthless global power brokers who are hungry for power and wealth from the coming new world order. Which faction will win is anyone’s guess - but whatever the outcome, mankind’s prospects look very bleak indeed. Taut and tortuous, both exciting and coldly forbidding, Paul McKenzie’s terrifying tale takes the green agenda to an extreme conclusion to chilling effect.