A Fairly True Tale

A Fairly True Tale

  Once upon a time there was a country named Amaregun.  It was not an old country like many others being only about 300 years old.  But, because people had come from some of the older countries to build this new one, it prospered and grew to become one of the strongest countries in the world.  It was the envy of many of the older and larger countries. For a couple of hundred years, whatever that new country needed, it invented or built with its on ingenious designs.  Factories blossomed where ever cities were established. The population became some of the wealthiest people in the world. Unions had been formed to make sure that everyone prospered equally.  Gradually those companies began to realize that they could hire immigrants and illegals to work cheaper thereby cutting the cost of their products.  It wasn't long before they realized they could move their operations to some of those older counties and cut costs even more. By that time the Amaregun people had gotten lazy and rich.  It was not important to them that more and more factories were closing in their new country and reopening in those old countries.  One of those old countries by the name of Phatboi became the favorite country for the factories to move to.  Phatboi had a strange religion that denied Jesus Christ and worshipped a huge idol, but that didn't make any difference to the Amaregun people. They had begun to buy the cheaper products from Phatboi.  As time went on, more and more factories closed in Amaregun and reopened in Phatboi. Phatboi began to prosper. Even though the population of Phatboi were not able to share the wealth, they became the makers of almost every electronic device that was invented by the Amareguns.
  After several years of this process, the Amareguns began to realize that they were running out of jobs. Oh there were plenty of restaurant jobs, because everyone liked to eat out. But there were no factory jobs, because there were no factories except a few that had been built by the Phatboi companies and they didn't pay decent wages.
  Since there were fewer jobs available, the economy began to waver in Amaregun.  Politicians promised better days but even they were busily investing in Phatboi futures. Phatboi banks grew to hold great wealth and power.   Amaregun eventually had to borrow money from Phatboi.  It wasn't long before the political powers were borrowing more and more money from Phatboi to the point that all the money that the IRS could collect in one year from the population of Amaregun was not enough to pay the interest on the loans from Phatboi.  By that time the welfare rolls of Amaregun had grown very large.  People could slip across the border from other countries and quickly be put on the welfare rolls.  Politicians appealed to the welfare recepients which included former factory owners and debt ridden bankers, and promised a free ride to wealth for their votes and support.  Those Amareguns who still had jobs and small businesses were assessed higher taxes in order to keep up with the interest to Phatboi and the welfare rolls.  Many of the job holders and business owners  gave up and joined the welfare rolls for free health care and cash for clunkers. Amaregun had become a welfare state itself. Phatboi was waiting for its chance to come in and take over this wonderful country without firing a shot.  They knew that ultimately the politicians would run away, the economy would fail, the dollar would become worthless and the Amaregun people would be powerless to resist.
  The one thing that the Amareguns had forgot was that there was a true and living God who had blessed and brought them the prosperity they had.  They turned their back on Him.


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