Those lights were bright on Broadway you know. Wonderful, colorful, beautiful lights. In a geological instant they were snuffed out, flooded, and destroyed. SONY (Sinking of New York), had cataclysmic effects across the world, though none as great as the immediate south of The United States of America. I’m talking about Mexico. Specifically, the sovereignty of Mexico. A couple hundred billion dollars of gold bullion is enough to buy pretty much any country. When you couple that gold with the organized crime families of NY, you get an offer you can’t refuse. The NY Crime families collapsed under a singular rule. The name of the family is not important, it actually changed to a combination of all the remaining names. While the mafia was well connected, the only way the could survive SONY was by joining together. Additionally, a common enemy in the US Federal government (which I guess was always an enemy, but now it was different), forged bonds which never existed before.
The mafia – under the control of Sidney, slowly moved anyone which wanted off the island out. They bought boats and submarines, tunnel boring machines and go-karts. Anything they could that would help them move forward. Scouts originally in Florida took in the general public from the north, and moved further South and West. The Government of Mexico was very welcoming to this influx of (mostly) legal wealth. Within months, the mafia was in total control of the country of Mexico.
Having spent quite a bit of money bribing the Mexican Government, the Mafia was now in possession of a legal money making machine, and a sovereign government to make themselves legitimate across the globe. The FBI supported this move, and it’s speculated that FBI moles within the NY Crime families secretly helped with the covert evacuation of Manhattan. The citizens of NYC didn’t really know what or how anything was happening, most of them were moved in darkness. The census of 2000 however showed a huge spike in the residents of Florida, an unnatural spike.
Now, 17 years later, people are still alive, but memories fade. Children remember tall tales of epic adventures, which were really normal car rides underground. It’s hard to tell what is fact and what is fiction. Most of the adults are keeping quiet because the Mafia did help them move, and you never tattle on the Mafia, especially now that they are a major trading partner of the United States. The older generation on the other hand, they are more open about the past, once you get a drink or two in them that is. But their tales are almost as far-fetched as the children’s. Media coverage of the time was lost in a global EMP event that happened 2 years later (the cause of that is still classified, and perhaps a story for next year). Since then the world has been on high alert. We like to think that it’s made us stronger as a species, but it’s still the same. Corrupt politicians in power, crazy programming preventing the robot apocalypse from rising.
One way or another though SONY effected everyone. Each year on the anniversary different parts of the world remember it in their own way. After all, New York City was the melting pot for so many different cultures, it’s no surprise that each culture would commemorate it some how. A full inquiry into the events was undertaken by Congress. Even through pressure from the media, the public, and the rest of the world, the President would not step down. His party lost handily in the election of 2000. In fact, it was credited with starting the Sinker party which pretty much swept the election. For the time being, The United States is back to a 3 party system. Though winners are being chosen now, and by the 2024 election, it’s speculated we’ll be back to a 2 party system. Still, SONY changed the world. Perhaps for the better.
Now, for one last time, take gander at the music while you listen to the tale: