Tax Debate: Two alternate faery tales


The Happy Kingdom of US

Once upon a time there was lovely little kingdom upon a tiny far-away island. One day a giant washed ashore. The giant was good and saw that he could carry more water than almost all of the other little islanders together. The giant was welcomed and rewarded beyond all measure. No one hated the other for their size. Each had their place and duties and families to look after. The giant carried his own load, which was much more than the others, but he reaped the rewards of the roads the others built, the delicious meals they created and the sense that he belonged to something much bigger than even himself, something he could not find quite the same on any other island. And so all on the island shared work and wealth and lived happily ever after.

Trouble in the Kingdom of ME.

Once upon a time, the giant drank all the water, and when the city caught fire he pissed on the little people and went to another island and acted like a dick there too. 


About 900poundgorilla

W.C. Turck is a Chicago playwright and the author of four widely acclaimed books.His latest is "The Last Man," a prophetic novel of a world ruled by a single corporation. His first novel, "Broken: One Soldier's Unexpected Journey Home," was reccommended by the National Association of Mental Health Institutes. His 2009 Memoir, "Everything for Love" chronicled the genocide in Bosnia and the siege of Sarajevo. His third book "Burn Down the Sky" is published exclusively on Amazon Kindle. It was in Sarajevo at the height of the siege where he met and married his wife, writer and Artist Ana Turck. FOX NEWS, ABC, CBS News, the Chicago Tribune and The Joliet Herald covered their reunion after the war. He helped organized relief into Rwanda during the 1994 genocide. Turck has been a guest on WMAQ-TV, WLS in Chicago, WCPT, WBBM radio, National Public Radio, Best Of the Left and the Thom Hartmann show. He has spoken frequently on Human Rights, Genocide and Nationalism. In 2011, his play in support of the Occupy Movement, "Occupy My Heart-a revolutionary Christmas Carol" recieved national media attention and filled theaters to capacity across Chicago. He remains an activist to the cause of human rights and international peace. View all posts by 900poundgorilla

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