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|THE ORANGE WAR (standard:Satire, 280 words)|
|Author: kendall thomas||Added: Jun 20 2011||Views/Reads: 6183/0||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A land of eternal war.|
The C. sinensisians were at war with the C. Aurantiums. The war had been going on for as long as anyone could recall. Even in the ancient writings of the Old Ones, a race of prehistoric beings that evolved from orangutans, the war between the C. Sinensisians and the C. Aurantiums was recorded. The beginnings shrouded in the mist of time. The cause of the war centered around the belief of the C.Sinensisians that everyone should eat their sweet oranges. However, the C. Aurantiums believed everyone should eat their sour oranges. This was no small matter, for oranges were the only source of food on the planet. Most consumers liked both varieties of oranges, but they were powerless to stop the conflict because they were unable to organize a labor union to enforce their will. No one had the courage to speak out, for there were two political parties. Those who supported the C. Sinenisians and those who supported the C. Aurantiums. Each thought their party was the correct one and viciously denounced members of the other, even to the point of inflicting physical abuse. Solutions were never agreed upon because the wealthy, who benefited from the conflict, held stock in one or the other orange variety and didn't want to lose the power that their wealth gave them. To maintain this power the stockholders created economic, social and educational instability making it impossible for consumers to ever get organized. Eventual someone concocted a virus that would kill off all the oranges of the C. Aurantiums. Unfortunately, someone else concocted another virus that would kill off all the oranges of the C. Sinenisians. Peace finally reigned. Everyone starved to death. Tweet
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