DEAL (any gender, mid twenties on up)
The Darmenoids are going to win. We don't stand a chance. You know this, Jackie.
Successful politicians are realists. Here's reality: If you take a stand, you can make everybody suffer and you come away with nothing.
On the other hand, you can act like this was all part of the plan. It's not a takeover. It's a peaceful merge. After 100 years, when the Darmenoids have complete control, nobody will even notice. It's like a software update. The old stuff was probably better but what are you going to do? And after a while, you don't miss what you don't have anymore.
Now, Jackie: As you surrender the country you may think badly of yourself. Forget about your self image. Think about your life. Think about surviving and think about being the most wealthy human that ever walked the earth. These are the things you can have. Once you have them, you'll have no regrets.
You can do this, Jackie. We're being recorded and our special friends are listening. "From this moment on, I will not resist." Say it when you're ready. But say it soon.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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