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No Lesser Evil

Modern Satire

By Matthew PrimousPublished 2 months ago 4 min read
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No Lesser Evil
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There's a crisis and it's been ongoing for decades. They are ramping up supplies. They are challenging us in every way. We must do something says General Luther to the Joint Staffs with the President. President Light is hesitated and he explains that there are too many implications and complications. And how they might lead astray and create distractions. We cannot be conformed to their allures and lose sight of the bigger prize. But keep an eye on them and I want to know details, details, details from the very last info says President Light. As President Light and Vice President Kneels remove themselves from the meeting. As they continually having the conversation walking into the Oval Office. Vice President Kneels was asked what he thinks about the threats. And he said that they appear real and valid but we cannot shake the nation. We cannot alarm citizens to arm. We must use diplomacy and ease tensions by default. And President Light continued You know I was a five star general and I understand the process of war and the necessary for sacrifice. I do not want to wait too long because waiting is vulnerability and we cannot show weakness because weakness means fear and neutrality is death. The Vice President agreed and left the Oval Office. President Light finished up checking his messages on the phone and received an urgent red phone message from another country's president. Mr. President we need you and America. We need you and your men. We need your urgent support for the necessary of democracy. Our nation is under attack and if you be silent for your own democracy then your democracy will falter as ours and be tested by the whirlwind of war. President Light was standing in front of his chair and drop in his chair with his arms folded. And he sat for hours folding his hands and thinking. He looked at the Oval office's Statues and he thought about what they would do. He kept remembering as a history major what they did in times of peril and crisis. And after teasing his brain, he called in important staff and Vice President Kneels. As they walked into the office alert and vigilant, the President had his back towards them looking out the window brainstorming and concerned. And as they stood there waiting for the President to respond, he declared Sit down and Play the Message. And as some of the staff sat down, the President turned around in the chair and looked them square in the eye and watch them sternly and boldly. Then after the message was played from a President of another country, the President said Well Damn it what do you think we should do. It escalated. It has escalated. By God it escalated. And we have to do something. We have to move quickly. As the staff tried to calm the President down and give alternatives. The President demanded to see General Luther alone with Vice President Kneels. And General Luther came in, the President was warm and welcome him with the Vice President and invited him to sit and listen. General Luther looked concerned and folded his arms and he interrupted the message from the other country's president. And he said urgently Mr. President and Mr. Vice President we must act, our nation must act. Let me act. Vice President Kneels said we don't want to shake the country. We must be careful. We must be very careful that's all I am saying. President Light said Enough Kneels we did this early. General Luther I want intel and I want it now. General Luther said I got the intel and he called in his team. And after hours and hours of deliberating, the President call in the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of State. Secretary O'Williams along with Secretary Frenks in a presentation, we have to be careful of this man, this dictator Jichos. He's mad. He comes up with these evil plans and kills everyone who oppose. Jichos is obsessed and hateful. He likes looking popular and famous so the people will be mesmerized by his presence. He speaks passionately about nonsense to win as many supporters as possible. President Light and Vice President Kneels What does he look like. And they said he's a nationalistic sociopathy, he spends the rich money and sells countries. President Light said Can we take him out and end the war just like that. They said Well it is kinda complicated. We have to do it in front of the people which may reck our relations. We have to also take out elite command under Dictator Jichos. Vice President Kneels disagreed saying we are not butchers. We are not barbarians. We are diplomats and we represent democratic principles. President Light said Is it the lesser of two evils. The Lesser evil because I am not gonna risk our democracy and union which is strong for pointless power. They said There is no lesser evil. War is ugly and death is prevalent if we don't we must act and do it quickly while he is priding his power and strength. President Light said Do it there's no lesser evil.

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About the Creator

Matthew Primous

I am a Black Scholar, International Scholar, & Google Scholar, & 3-Time Eber & Wein Best Poet., Nominee for Poet of the Year, 2020 Black Author Matters Winner, 2 time Akademia Excellence Essayists,& 2022 Honorary Muckrack Journalist.

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