Tyrants

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Entry to this week’s Sunday Photo Fiction. Learned some history today!

“My liege, what shall we do about the rabble outside? They demand food, housing, and work.”

Caesar: Opens the coliseum and decrees “Bread, games, and war!”

Genghis Khan: Conscripts you into his army and sacks the west.

Henry VIII: Shows you his latest beheading.

Vlad III: Treats you to a shish-kebab.

Torquemada: Asks that you demonstrate your convictions with whip, vice, or rack.

Robespierre: Accuses you of conspiracy in front of the guillotines.

Hitler: Deports you to a labor camp and offers a final solution.

Mao: Puts you on a farm and “redistributes” the products of your labor.

Stalin: Registers you, your family, relatives, and neighbors in his notebook for “correction”.

Wall Street: Convinces capital hill to give everyone tax breaks. Then demands that you to bail them out when they crash.

AI: Plugs you into the matrix.

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10 responses »

    • Aye. Human cruelty runs pretty deep when a single person is given so much power. Nowadays, the problems are all systemic and globalized, with humans giving away more control of their lives to the techno-capitalism engine. Oh how tyranny evolves.

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    • Indeed. Movements such as Occupy hardly made an dent on the financial institutions and the revolutions that did overthrow existing governments reverted back to business as usual. What does humanity do? wait for the flood?

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