The Man Who Became King of The United States
Once upon a time, far away from the governments of other countries, sat a land of promise. The first promise was freedom of religion, and that included freedom from religion. When word got back to other civilizations that there was this land untouched by greed and tyrant rule, others came.
People could live off the land. But soon, they thought how great it would be to grow enough crops to sell to other lands. They did not want to join together as a corporation or commune because each one wanted to make and keep money for themselves. They competed with each other. The larger the family with more hands in the fields, the more crops they could grow and sell. This competition made a demand for labor, so they went to another continent far, far away, and put people in chains and brought them to the new land and made them work for free.
As time went on, things changed. The new land established rules and appointed rulers. The country went to war, and the winner said that people could not be held against their will and made to work for free. The people whose families were once rich became very unhappy. They set to plot on how to return the country into the great wealth of a few.
The people decided that whoever had the most money had the most influence so they wanted a rich king. They were among those from families who were once rich (by that time’s standards), and believed that the rich king would see them as equals.
A man came along and told the people that he had the answer but he would not tell them unless they made him king of the country. The people asked, “Why should we make you king?” The man answered, “Because I am rich. I know how to get labor and goods for nothing. I know how to negotiate and make deals. Trust me. We can make this country great again by putting wealth into your hands.”
In 2016, the people made that man king of the land. It was a man who had lived like a king. He loved gold and the color gold and surrounded his palace with gold.
The people soon learned that the king only met with rich people. He only hired rich people to work in his palace, and he gave positions to family members.
The new king disregarded civil rights advocates. Instead, he met with entertainers and athletes to ask them about problems in minority communities. This caused some fans to question the entertainers and athletes who met with the king. This played into the king’s agenda. The king knows that it takes money to support causes and those with money have influence. He would not risk the entertainers and athletes of color becoming wealthier and famous. He hoped to reduce their fan base and negatively affect their credibility and financial future.
The king was also artful because as he listened to those he met, he said nothing. That meant that in the future when his betrayal becomes known, he could say that he never told any of those he met with what he would or wouldn’t do — all he did was listen.
The king was faced with women protesting his kingship. He had called women names and treated them like pieces of meat. He didn’t want to be reminded of that, so he got a woman to stand before the people and diminish the concerns of women.
He appointed a spokesperson who used the art of answering questions by saying that the king was meeting with others to further his agenda. “Agenda” became a repetitive word, and very few people knew what the king’s spokesperson meant. The king was artful in allowing people to fill in the blank.
As time went on, the king used the lust of money and greed to justify all of his decisions and non-decisions. Having riches meant that he did not have to justify anything he did. He could even violate law and if anyone didn’t like it, they would have to pay millions of dollars to get him into court.
He knew that the people of the land chose him because he boasted of his riches. He made one year, two-year, and three-year projections on how much he could take from the wishful people of the country and put in the pockets of those who purchased his friendship and loyalty.
But the king forgot. He forgot to protect the people from his business victims, several who are kings of their own countries. One night as the king lay sleeping, the other kings slipped-in and took over his country.