For years now, with the near-ubiquity of the Internet, our virtual nation has collected the company charters and business contracts to make a legitimate alternative to land-based countries.
In addition, our advantages allow us to circumvent the usual necessities — a standing army, a bloated government, etc. — that hinder real progress.
The zombie computer in your technology-illiterate relative’s spare bedroom may well be one of our minions, processing bank transactions, serving B2B support roles and generally keeping our network of millionaires and billionaires off the books of cash-strapped governments looking to leech onto successes.
You are well aware that some of our businesses are [in]directly subsidised by the goverments to which you swear loyalty and, naturally, you expect us to share our wealth.
You are wrong.
Just because you have been suckered into giving away your hard-earned income/investments for the social good, don’t think we are like you. We competed for those subsidies fair and square, just like all our other secret business deals you aren’t aware of.
Look at yourselves. You talk about freedom yet you easily give up your freedoms for job security.
It’s the same thing here.
You talk about openness and honesty yet you readily buy your goods from our companies when you know we required nondisclosure agreements, secret R&D labs, and security guards to protect us from the openness and honesty you want that would put us out of business in a heartbeat.
Talk about a schizophrenic, shortsighted subculture!
Look at the companies you give your personal data for free: Google, Amazon, Facebook, and the like.
Every single one of those companies run their businesses out of view of the public eye, earning gazillions from the sale of your personal data, yet you know next to nothing about them.
We just took that concept to the next level.
We millionaires and billionaires have been cooking books since our ancestors discovered fire.
We’ll keep feeding you ledgers and financial spreadsheets from which we’ll pay our pittance of a tax burden to lead your eyes away from our virtual nation and its coffers.
The Chinese are some of our best customers. In fact, they have insisted that we keep our current U.S. president on board because he and his staff are easiest to manipulate into toeing the line and pretending to serve the people although their secret stashes are larger than most.
That is why I take no salary for my work here because I know I am taken care of.
We do this for your own good.
How? You continue to show us you don’t know what’s good for you by buying the frivolous products we manufacture that are dangerous for your health.
Until the day comes when the majority of you realise your unhealthy lifestyles and do something to stop supporting us, who are employing you to desire, design, manufacture and buy the goods that are destroying you (a great feedback loop if we ever saw one), we’re going to keep profiting on your ignorance from now until time immemorial.
Our virtual nation will continue to fund the ultimate project — getting some of us and/or our biotech representatives off this planet — because we know you, collectively, just aren’t smart and disciplined enough to stay focused on such a longterm goal.
This blog entry may seem like a reverse method for encouraging you to listen to our hypnotists but it has worked for thousands of years and will continue to do so. Just in case, let’s reword it — repeat after me:
- I am important.
- There’s a unique place in society for my quirky personality.
- My talents are not always obvious but my subculture depends on my contributions, anyway.
- Some days it feels like unseen hands guide me — I will let my elders tell me what that means.
- These instant food packets that contain nothing which resembles the animals or plants from whom they are supposed to have been derived are good for me.
Please ignore the last one — we have assigned that statement to our staff of advertising/marketing hypnotists to make it much more appealing to the false sense of personal tastes and preferences we ingrained in you during your formative years.