Torture – n. anguish of body or mind v. to cause intense suffering
Thus we come to the end of a beautiful campaign season. It has been a remarkable campaign season replete with the things which make us the strongest, last great hope for the world.
Two candidates have discussed the issues like no others have before. We’ve been witness to history at its finest as members of our ranking political parties discussed various ways to bring us all together on the planet as brothers and sisters.
In a rare, but inspiring move, one candidate proposed expanding the human experience by colonizing the moon and Mars.
The candidate’s opponent countered with spending money on research to end cancer and extend the human lifespan.
While both candidates complimented the other’s experience both also vowed to work together for not just our country but all of humanity – no matter who wins.
“Partisan politics shouldn’t interfere with the needs we all share,” both candidates said in unison.
Meanwhile, there has been a decrease in fake and false news sites on the Internet as residents of the country disavowed bitterness and hatred and vowed to work together to support actual news gathering.
Residents of the far right and far left have been minimized and in the latest polls fewer than one percent of potential voters identified with either the left or the right.
While gun ownership remains steady, gun deaths have fallen dramatically as many say they just grew bored with all the silliness of previous generations and decided to grow up.
Meanwhile, the “I don’t give a darn” movement has picked up its pace and a majority of Americans now admit they don’t care about the following issues because, “They don’t matter.” Those issues are, but not limited to:
* What color you are.
*What religion you practice.
* Whether or not you stand for the pledge of allegiance.
*What sex you are.
*Who you have sex with.
In a corollary effort, another new movement sprung up recently with millions of supporters who actively say the homeless, veterans and refugees can all be cared for if we want to fund programs supporting all of those groups.
Terrorism is down because everyone seems to be ignoring the terrorists and with the growing movement to cloth and feed the indigent with tax money collected from CEO’s and top corporations, there actually seems to be fewer terrorists.
The CEO of Wells Fargo and others who are in jail for bilking the population have hired a public relations firm to push their agenda, but they’ve been virtually ignored by the “Mainstream Media.”
Speaking of which, since the country began trust busting the large media monopolies the job market for reporters has increased by 1000 percent in the last two years, with investigative reporting and transparency in government both gaining in popularity and practice.
Police have been vindicated in incidents where they’ve helped out and “Protect and Serve,” has once again become the watch word on the street as efforts to curb police aggression have led to the arrest and conviction of those who strong-arm local residents.
Meanwhile, a renewed interest in education of all types has led to the re-institution of shop class and music class in middle schools and high schools.
Colleges report higher enrollments as subsidized technical schools, community and trade schools have grown at a robust rate in the last few years.
Several ground breaking discoveries in the last few years are going a long way to make warp drive feasible and the cure for cancer, especially with an emphasis on it in this election, does seem close at hand.
The increase in musical awareness in our schools has led to an unforeseen but highly celebrated byproduct: Local music has proliferated across the country leading to the death of the auto-tuner and music sampling and the growth of guitar, piano and harmonica solos.
All of this has been made possible, according to some, with the legalization of all drugs.
But others say the change in the world began when people in this country actually grew up and decided to become informed, abandon their philosophical cul-de-sacs, embrace education and go out and vote.
The turnaround, according to some historians, began with the 2016 election when a majority of American voters found out they were bamboozled by a con artist.
History doesn’t recall the name of the con artist.