June 28, 2062. Year 45 of the Socialist Republic of America.
Today America celebrates the spiritual birthday of our great Socialist Republic. And with the passage of 50 years it is time to take a look back at the momentous events of 2012-2017.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on that morning the supreme court, led by the hero John Roberts, who courageously defied the bitter clingers of capitalism, announced by a 5-4 verdict that the health care mandate was constitutional under the powers of taxation.
Immediately right-wingers, intolerant, non-compassionate and selfish began complaining of the increase in their taxes. Today, from the distance of 50 years it seems strange that people would object to the voluntary raising of their taxes for a good cause. But it was a less enlightened time. Would that they could all see us today, where the average person gets almost 60 percent of their income taken out in tax penalties. Do we like it? Of course not. But look how much better off we are. Being forced to change our way of lives, our diets and the cars we drive has made us all better, more compassionate citizens.
However, our moral progress did not come without bumps.
A secession movement began after the announcement. Twenty seven states, mostly in what was formerly called “fly-over country” tried to annul the federal mandate. They were manfully defeated by the father of our socialist republic, the great Barack Obama.
Of course the Catholic Church, as part of their war on women objected. Many of their bishops, led by Cardinal Timothy Dolan tried to incite civil disobedience in their attempts to turn the clock back to the 19th century. But they were not to succeed. Dolan was arrested and the Church lost its tax-exempt status. Bishops were required to take loyalty oaths swearing to uphold the health care provisions. Those who refused were sent into exile. Dolan himself would never see freedom again, dying in jail.
Again it seems, from the distance of fifty years, incredible that the Church was allowed to undermine the fabric of the state.
The election of 2012 also saw the end of the Republican party, the last obstacle to socialism and equality. After President Obama’s reelection the majority of registered Republicans, quite rightly disgusted with their party though for the wrong reasons, formed a new party dedicated to “the constitution and interpreting it as the fathers wanted.”
Deluded people. By 2012 the constitution was over 100 years old. There is no record or document that shows what the white slaveholders desired. Though we can be sure it was racist.
Thankfully this new “constitution” party did not last long. A grateful people, seeing the many benefits of Obama’s health care law and the free benefits it gave them, soon came over to the cause of socialism.
Like the Republicans before them, the constitution party vanished into history.
By 2016 the old constitution was abrogated and replaced by a new one. Modern. Compassionate. Socialist. President Obama won a third term that year and at his inauguration on a chilly January day in 2017 officially promulgated the New Socialist Republic of America.
And we are all better for it. (1231)