Chapter 13 – {Planet of the Camels III}

Planet of the Camels III

Last night, another sandstorm finally toppled over poor Lady Liberty. Yes, now I recall my old history lessons at Camel Academy concerning the decline of the once great United States of America. Towards the end, it was just a two class society with a very large group either endlessly searching for non-existent jobs or locked away in prisons . . . and a very small group controlling the country’s wealth. These “elites” refused to contribute any taxes to maintain or build necessary infrastructure . . . or to provide health care, education, and job training for the less fortunate – commonly referred to then as “lazy good-for-nothings.” The Elites had no allegiance to the United States . . . rather, their allegiance was to a cold global business model. They sincerely believed success was solely due to their efforts alone with no help from society. What they really lacked was empathy for their fellow man. In the end, these Elites remained huddled in their guarded, gated communities as the rest of the country crumbled around them. Too late, they came to realize . . . no man, or camel, is an island.

“In separateness lies the world’s great misery; in compassion lies the world’s true strength.” – Buddha

“We have met the enemy and he is us.” – Pogo