Thursday, November 08, 2012

A Vision 0f 2016?

I was originally emailed this back in 2010. After this re-election, it bears repeating:

This belongs in the "Email Hall of

How's this for apocalyptic literature. This was written by a pastor's
wife in biblical prose as a commentary of current events. It is
And it came to pass in the Age Of Insanity that the people of the land
called America, having lost their morals, and their initiative, and their
will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that
person known as "The One".

He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but
He hypnotized the people telling them, "I am sent to save you." My lack
of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my
association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you with
Hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the land that
he who proceeded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, and that all
he has built must be destroyed. And the people rejoiced, for even though
they knew not what "The One" would do, he had promised that it was
good; and they believed. And "The One" said "We live in the greatest
country in the world. Help me change everything about it!"
And the people said, "Hallelujah! Change is good!"
Then He said, "We are going to tax the rich fat-cats." And the people
said "Sock it to them!" And He added, "And redistribute their wealth."
And the people said, "Show us the money!" And the he said,
"Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody."

And a man called "Joe The Plumber" asked, " Are you kidding me?
You're going to steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??"
And "The One" ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe's personal
records were hacked and publicized.

One lone reporter asked, "Isn't that Marxist policy?" And she was
banished from the kingdom!

Then a citizen asked, "With no foreign relations experience and having
zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with radical
terrorists?" And "The One" said, "Simple. I shall sit with them and talk
with them and show them how nice we really are; and they will forget
that they ever wanted to kill us all!" And the people said, "Hallelujah!!
We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons into free electric
cars for the people!"

Then "The One" said "I shall give 95% of you lower taxes." And one lone
voice said, "But 40% of us don't pay ANY taxes." So "The One" said,
"Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!" And the
people said, "Hallelujah! Show us the money!"

Then "The One" said, "I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell your
homes!" And the people yawned and the slumping housing market
collapsed. And He said, "I shall mandate employer-funded health care
for every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every
person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the
clinics." And the people said, "Give me some of that!"

And so the employers decided to leave the nation. Then "The One" said,
"I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas." And the people said,
"Where's my rebate check?"

Then "The One" said, "I shall bankrupt the coal industry and electricity
rates will skyrocket!" And the people said, "Coal is dirty, coal is evil, no
more coal! But we don't care for that part about higher electric rates."
So "The One" said, Not to worry. If your rebate isn't enough to cover
your expenses, we shall bail you out. Just sign up with the ACORN and
your troubles are over!"

Then He said, "Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let's grant
them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, free
medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing..." And the people
said, "Hallelujah!" and they made him king!

And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and
ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others
simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like
unto a rock dropped from a cliff. The banking industry was destroyed.
Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the people were
without a means of support.

Then "The One" said, "I am the "the One"- The Messiah - and I'm here
to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have

But our foreign trading partners said unto Him: "Wait a minute. Your
dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more..."
And "The One" said, "Wait a minute. That is unfair!!" And the world
said, "Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced.
Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power.
Now you shall play by our rules!"
And the people cried out, "Alas, alas!! What have we done?" But yea verily,
it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon him and
stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation was no
more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or
hope. And the Change "The One" had given them was as like unto a
poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all
that they had built.
And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish, "Give
us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!" But it was too late, and
their homeland was no more.
You may think this a fairy tale, but it's not. It's happening RIGHT NOW...

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