Once upon a time, in a land that was the mightiest throughout the world, the people in charge known as “Boomers” became very disgruntled and returned to their roots of activism; well, actually, only a small number of them did, but the media made it seem like it was lots & lots of them…
Yes, the protestors, on the extreme of both sides of the political divide, became very ugly…ooops, uh, vocal… about their unhappiness with many things the rulers of the land were doing, things like:
- Passing “health care reform” where the peoples’ money was to be used to keep lots & lots of loyal subjects from, well, dying because they couldn’t afford care
- Or not passing the part of health care reform called the “public option” whereby all subjects get government backed insurance no matter what
- Or being too hard…or too soft… on a problem called “illegal immigration” whereby millions of people from another land called “Mexico” sneak in without permission to get work that no one else wants, but also get publicly funded healthcare and education…
These protestors were portrayed by the mainstream media as representing what most people of the land believed.
But low and behold, they were actually:
- only 24% of all Republican voters, and only 20% of all Democratic voters
- Boomers who were overwhelmingly White & male
- Boomers who were retired or semi-retired so they had lots of time on their hands
- or Boomers who were unemployed so they had lots of time on their hands and they were really cranky…
The most widely publicized complaint made by a group of these protesting subjects was that government money spent on programs called “entitlements,” designed to help the people of the land, are bad…except the ones they use (like a thing called “Social Security,” a government program designed to help the aging people of the land…or something called “unemployment compensation,” a government program to help people pay their bills while they’re out of work…).
And they vowed to take their revenge on any of the land’s leaders who voted for any such programs like health care reform without a public option, or health care reform of any sort which some protestors believed wasn’t needed at all, since most of them would soon be eligible for a thing called “Medicare” – another government program providing medical coverage for older subjects…
Thus, over a short period of time, and with help from the entire range of main stream media, it appeared that a minority of the land’s subjects would be able to dictate what the majority would get & what they “should” believe.
But alack, what about the other 56%? Where did they stand? What did they want? Why were their voices not resounding out across the land?
We don’t as yet know the answer, but the moral of the story is:
In a land where the majority rules, and that majority is a “silent” one, the many will see their fate sealed by the will of the few…and in any other land, that is called a “dictatorship.”
We want to know what you think of our fairy tale.