Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for June 17, 2011
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling Hollingsworth Hound in "Brave New Third World" Hound: Get some of my congressmen in here for a report! POW Aide: Sir. Each citizen only has ONE representative in the house... HOUND CO. INC. Hound: Idiot, I'm not speaking as a constituent! I'm speaking as a PURCHASER! Man: Mr. Hound, corporate profits are healthy, but alarming unemployment is persistent. Man: Tax cuts for the rich and expensive wars of choice have put the U.S. on the verge of DEFAULT! Man: Sir, you're crying. Hound: Gentlemen, let me tell you a little story... When I was a lad, I was taken to the tiny nation of Thirdworldenia. Father: Son, in this country, all wealth and power reside in a permanent aristocracy. Father: A middle class, education, infrastructure, social safety nets, science...all practically NONEXISTENT! Father: Therefore, there is no class mobility! Hound: Papa, it's a UTOPIA! Why can't the U.S.A. be like this?! Father: Son, it CAN be! It will be up to YOU! Hound: Stay the course, men! Papa, we're almost there. The End.
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