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A Fairy Tale

14 November 2012, 23:13

Once upon a time there was a kingdom where everyone lived in fair harmony with each other.

However, the labourers of this kingdom then complained that they do not get paid enough.  So the king proclaimed a minimum wage that the employers had to pay, so everyone was, well, not happy, but okayish with it. 

So the proceeded to live in harmony.

Then one morning the farmers of a small village woke up and found that some of the labourers were angry. 

“We don’t get paid enough!” they said. 

“But we pay you what the king said we must,” the farmers protested. 

But some of the labourers became even more angry and started burning the farmers’ stuff.  They also overturned ox carts and horse carts and looted shopkeepers’ wares.  They also forced the other labourers who were not unhappy to participate in this.

Then imminent members of the government and other important community leaders rushed to the scene.  So the farmers were relieved that these good people came to speak to the people. 

But these people then told the labourers to show the farmers that they do not take horse manure.  So the labourers thought that the king supported them and they went on to other villages where they did the same thing.

And the people of the government of another province also said everyone should not drink the farmers’ wine anymore to teach them a lesson.  So the labourers thought that the whole government support them. 

And the king’s representative visited the villages and told the people that asking for higher wages is a brave thing to do.  So the labourers knew that the government supported them.

And then it became known that ox wagons full of people were sent from the big city to the small villages to help the labourers to burn down barns, loot shops, and fight with the peace orderlies of the villages.  Some villages heard of this, and could prevent the ox wagons with all the people from reaching the villages. 

But other villages heard about it too late, and could not prevent the people from the city to bring violence to their villages. 

But the labourers were of course wrong to think that the government supported them.  See, the real government was constituted in a democratic parliament. 

And the farmers knew that the country was actually run by the parliament, and that the good people in parliament would tell the labourers to stop with their violence.

So the parliament sat in the big city. 

But the people in parliament accused the opposition party that they support the farmers.  The opposition party was surprised, because they thought it is a good thing to support the farmers, and not the people who burnt out property, looted stuff and assaulted people.

So the farmers knew.

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