One day, in the future
Fiction, but it might be true one day in the near future
By The Sniper
As predicted in last week’s column, Sir David MacIntosh has been elected chairman of International Enterprise Corp (IEC). His installation as head of the United Nations, now a formality, will take place on Wednesday. He will occupy the chair of the World Bank from Thursday.
Opposition from the remaining Asian cliqué, and its merger with the growing African bloc, was effectively ended with the assassination last week of bloc leader Mohammed al-Yumani. The Unified International Forces (UIF) is expected to launch its final campaign in Africa after midnight Wednesday.
Of course, I am not allowed to write about any of these things. Last week’s blog attracted another $700,000 fine. I added it to the total, now well over $27 million. I’m being swamped by debt consolidation companies that want to buy up my fines at a discount and I only have to pay “a very attractive interest rate of only 29.9% ” on the repayments. Fat chance.
It’s with a great deal of pleasure that I can report today on a growing split within the IEC over the question of expanding the budget for military spending or for subsidising the prison construction campaign. Who would have believed these subsidies would have equalled the military budget within just four years? Once the remnants of the African bloc have been “taken care of”, the re-education centre construction program is expected to go ahead in leaps and bounds. Investors are expressing excitement.
I’m pissing myself with laughter because while the UIF complains about outdated military hardware (the remaining opposition has only AK47s, outdated shoulder-launched rockets and sources for ammunition have dried up) the Heavenly Scented Re-education Corp (HSRC) is complaining of an impending shareholder revolt because building targets are not being met, contract penalties are rising and dividends are suffering.
I wouldn’t mind time inside in lieu of paying off my fines. I could catch up with some old buddies, except that the penalty for speaking to other “residents” of the HSRC facilities is solitary for a month. Solitary wouldn’t be a problem for a loner like me; I could get some writing done, if they would allow pencil and paper. Banned, like practically everything else.
There’s now talk that being unemployed for more than a month will soon be declared a crime, punishable by “residence” in one of the HSRC’s re-education centres for an indeterminate period. Anyone in their right mind can see what an idiotic proposal this is. The IEC, our fancy new corporate world government, and the HSRC contractors can’t build their prisons (using that word in print will cost me another $100,000) fast enough to accommodate those already in detention centres and the supply of former State schools, colleges and hotels with less than a five star rating has run out. Solution: create more “criminals”. Freaking geniuses.
Those who have jobs are now paying a flat rate of 40% income tax. What’s left is further deflated by a GST rate of 35% on absolutely everything that’s sold. The IEC still refuses to declare the holding of two jobs illegal. There’s no doubt the income from all the activity associated with the re-education centres is more appealing to the IEC than the idea of people being able to feed themselves, pay the rent and clothe the kids. Any extras, like having fun, are out of the question.
I like to remind readers that many people, sick of the antics of party politicians and a biased and unbelievable news media, thought a shift to a world government would be a good idea. Most of those who listened, understood the danger and acted are now detained in a Heavenly Scented Re-education Centre with little hope of ever being released either sane or healthy, because we know what “re-education” amounts to. The North Koreans are masters of the art.
It was all quite believable, in the beginning. The best that politicians could manage was to flip-flop from one act of lunacy to another. Big Business, of course, was well managed, well organised, run by professionals who produced excellent results — in spite of the frequent evidence to the contrary.
Excuse me a moment, I’m looking at reports of a suspicious explosion in the last remaining Alaskan oil field. This could be the opening of another front, given the blockades of SE-Asia and Africa. I hope so (another $100,000 fine!).
I’ll close here, but I’ll say, as usual, I told you so. And now people, we are stuffed. Well and truly stuffed!