The Day After the Revolution
EXCERPTED FROM “How The Revolution Started: Essays & Impertinent Thoughts “(Eggy Press).
…and to conclude, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following findings and recommendations.
+ Capitalism has been an interesting experiment which has now ended. We must identify a better organizing principle than greed.
+ Those who have aspired to the crimes of the 1% — hoarding wealth — but never managed to acquire their first billion are not innocent; they are merely less successful criminals.
+ Slavery is hereby abolished. Let it be recorded that for the first time in human history all of humankind has been completely emancipated.
+ Drug prohibition is hereby abolished; a national apology shall be given to those incarcerated for drug “crimes.”
+ Prisons will be reserved solely for the incorrigibly violent, not as places to punish the non-violent.
+ There is a no shortage of anything, except kindness and compassion. All crises are matters of poor distribution.
+ The Gross Domestic Product metric shall be replaced by a National Happiness and Contentment Index.
+ War has ended. Love making has begun.