Monday, August 6, 2012

Pride of Mass Desperado I

         In the tranquil water of Hudson River in the proximity of Old York harbor overflowed considerable numbers of people of various age, gender and skin complexion, howling out for help. Just at the same point, a luxury yacht nearby, with statesmen, congressmen and government employees enjoying themselves aboard, found them yelling in desperation. What confused them was that serene as the river was, with only gentle sound of waves lapping and seagulls bobbling on the surface, there seemed to be no imminent danger or urgent need of rescue. However, the cries for help obligated the rescuers to perform their duties, the ship approached swiftly and carefully. Suddenly, this lumbering ship swiveled right and left intensively, and was halted in halfway by thousands of people emerging from surface surrounding the ship. The officers onboard then heard distinctly for the first time that the people were actually not calling out for help but demands, "We want Medicaid Expansion!” "Drowning is easier to endure than limited Medicaid!"
         As the current law stated that only those with income slightly above poverty level qualified for sliding-scale subsidies to buy health insurance, the most impoverished groups, however, didn't get a penny from the policy, as the reform presumed that they would have access to Medicaid.
         After a while, the mayor of Old York walked across the deck to the railing, turning towards crowd full of anger and overt in their defiance. He exclaimed that it was no easier to picture a socialized Old York than an elephant turning somersaults. Dressed in the costume of an elephant, the mayor cut off the rope attaching a lifebelt with words, Expanded Medicaid, written on it. The crowd flied into a rage, in an instant turned from mild populace to furious mob and took over the ship that they later found out was actually a nuclear-armed vessel.
         The day after, the country was saturated with people's sweat of horror and the odor of death wafted in the air as never before in the face of impending doom. The citizen of Old York had never though that they would lose their home not by conquest of terrorist but collapse by civil strife.
         It was imperative that measure be taken to prevent the State from danger, the president declaimed, and military force would be the last resort if necessary. For the mayor of Old York had forgotten the pride of arms, the pride in what the desperate men could do when tested, he not only torn apart his country but his life and lives of thousands of thousands of innocent humanity.

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