Well Ain't It Just What We Liberals Told ‘Em?

A satirical look at income inequality and the new White House Budget

Well Ain't It Just What We Liberals Told ‘Em?

I’m sure that along with me you’ve been wondering why primarily white Southern and rural voters would ignore their own self-interest? I mean self-interest is what keeps us all alive. Most of us anyway want to live, no matter how wretched our lives are.

Let me point out to those voters, us folks in the liberal Northeast will do alright thank you very much, no matter what Trump’s disgraceful budget says or does to the poor and rural populations of this country. Our so-called liberal values ya see, makes us elect Senators and Representatives who help to support those amongst us who aren’t doing so well. All those synagogues, mosques, unitarian, catholic and congregational churches dotted around our landscapes actually mean something to us. Taking care of our less fortunate neighbors is what we “liberal north-easterners” kinda do, it’s in our bones so to speak.

Here’s a shout out to those people in the south, the rust belt and in the Mid-Western rural areas of this country who voted for Trump, ya gotta see what y’all have done and make some changes in 2018. Ya see a lot of money previously came to you from us. Yes it came from the liberal, city centers that you so despise. Yes it really did, it came from us “we gotta lock em all up” liberals, we’re the ones whose taxes have been supporting you for years.

I’ve a question to ask y’all, will a friggin' wall that keeps out a handful of unwanted immigrants, and more navy ships than God has seen or wants, give you health care, save your farms and give you jobs?

Here this and listen well my friends, living in Trump country - affluent liberal communities in affluent liberal states will do what is right for their poor populations, but in the heartland and the south where we aren’t, and where y’all congregate, you’re going to be seriously hurting. I ask y’all is it really worth it to ya for a friggin' wall, tax-cuts for the one percent, and an obscene number of high-tech weapons?

Perhaps this foul smelling White House budget is what us liberals and country folk and southerners need to finally bring us onto the same page, and make us all vote together in our own self interest. I can assure you political labels and name-calling don’t mean a damn thing when you’re cold, sick, hungry and jobless. Especially when you cast your eyes towards Washington, and you see a load of people who are doing just fine at your expense thank you very much.

Didn’t the President’s son-in-law Kushner just cut a $500 million deal with the Chinese? Aren’t the Trump businesses flourishing and aren’t his daughters, grandchildren, wife and sons living the life of Riley? Don’t all those people who represent you have great homes, fabulous health care and multiple investments that will provide for them in their old age?

I guess it’s only when ya’lls government subsidies go away, your roads and bridges go into disrepair, and your taxes go up that y’all will get what we liberals mean when we say “massive income inequality.” It’s what exists now so glaringly in the U.S., one of the richest countries in the world. Once y'all do, let’s all us liberals pray to whatever God we believe in or don’t believe in that y’a’ll will finally figure out who to vote for in 2018.

In my new book The Burning Years I examine plutocrats, similar to those currently influencing and occupying DC. It's a post climate change world and they're in charge of 131 underground continuity of government cities, and have taken very good care of themselves.

It has come to pass that most people living on the hot, sun-baked earth outside are dying - all part of a soft-serve plan by these elites to get rid of most of the poor and disenfranchised - they have no economic or military use to them anymore. The elites are rapidly pursuing longer lives... re-engineering humans to trans-humans, so they can ultimately create a long-living, ‘super race’ of which they will be part of. The catch is the first trans-humans they've successfully bio-engineered and their creator escape!

It was really fun over the course of writing the novel to get inside the minds of those trans-humans and find out how they are and aren't like us! One of my central protagonists Tom is modeled on Larry Page/Peter Thiel /Elon Musk. He is a very rich man obsessed with the one thing he can't have - a very long life! His major foil Alistair was modeled after Neil deGrasse Tyson and is a government astro-physicist!

I'll be serializing parts of this novel soon so look out for it. I'll also be writing a piece on Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow a book written by Israeli author Professor Yuval Noah Harari from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Harari and I think along many of the same lines, I hope to meet him someday! Harare also wrote Sapiens which I highly recommend!

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Felicity Harley

Felicity Harley is a polished public speaker, published journalist, and writer. Along with her career as a nonprofit executive, she served for twenty years on the board of Curbstone Press, an internationally recognized publishing house.

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