Change Is Coming

Fandango’s Story Starter #75

The somber mood in the studio was not surprising, given that the anchorman had just led with a major story that would change our way of life. It seems that our government had developed a new philosophy of law and order. No longer would it be possible to go out without a pass. No longer would it be possible to shop for what you needed or wanted. No longer would it be possible to attend church on Sundays or choose where to live or send out kids to school.

The freedoms we had enjoyed since the beginning were being taken away by those who decided they knew better what we needed. We saw the warning signs, but were convinced it could never happen here. After all we lived in a free land with a government by the people, for the people and of the people. Unfortunately, the people of whom the government consisted were not really who they said they were. Election after election they were voted back in by their constituents choosing not to answer to them but to those who held the purse strings.

A new social order was marching into our beloved country. Everyone should have the same clothes, food, living quarters, and wealth. Or lack of wealth. Society was going to become like a bee hive with the many worker bees tending to the needs of the queen bee. No matter how many times in history the socialist, communist, Marxist ways destroyed countries here was our government falling right into the same trap. Capitalism is despised by these philosophies but the leaders get rich while exploiting the poor.

Looking at each of his coworkers the anchorman had tears in his eyes as he realized what had just happened. He just announced the end of our freedom.

2 thoughts on “Change Is Coming

  1. The future of our country could follow a lot of paths, and while what you described seems rather extreme, we seem to be on a trajectory to have many of our freedoms taken away. A great piece of fiction…or what I hope is fiction.

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