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The Byzantine Pineapple (Revision 5; Part 1)

The Byzantine Pineapple

Prologue                                                                                                             

The Annual Race at Marathon                                                                                   

Argument                                                                                                                         

Philosophical Construct                                                                                

The Declaration of Independence                                                                           

The Right of the Individual                                                                                          

The Property Right of the Individual                                                                       

The Pursuit of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness                                Byzantium                                                                                                                        

The Failure of Pure Capitalism                                                                   


The Failure of Social Welfare Legislation                                                               

Wealth Redistribution plans to pay benefits to the Needy

Trickle Down Legislation….meaning the economic benefit of action is greater than the loss incurred by economic inaction.

Vice Tax System

The Federal Budget                                                                                                       

Population Tax Dollars                                                                                  

Military Budget                                                                                                

Redistribution of wealth for the purpose of bill paying                   

Redistribution of Wealth to pay for Health Care                                

Redistribution of Wealth to provide Living Quarters for citizens

Interest and Debt Payments                                                                                      

Other Government Expenses                                                                   

The Formula                                                                                                      

Conclusion                                                                                                                         

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Prosecution Attorney Cahn brokered the opening argument.  “The issue today before the Supreme Court of the United States of America extends beyond the question of legality of legislation that mandates that every individual who is a citizen must purchase health care insurance.  This mandate is the latest in a series of composite laws and adjudication of laws designed to build a Byzantine Empire to be controlled and potentially wielded in a punitive manner against the individual citizen in today’s society without ever accomplishing or even pretending to accomplish the purported stated goals of the legislation. The result of this is the creation of the Byzantium Empire of the USA.”

“This Byzantine Empire drives a wedge into America at a time when America is facing a global political ideological challenge that desires the destruction of America and the current system of Capitalistic Socialism.  One can call it Radical Islam or one can call it another name the fact of the matter is that this ideology around the globe is relentless in its pursuit of the destruction of America.”

“Just as the League of Nations was powerless to stop World War II the United Nations is powerless to stop this ideology.  The Middle East turmoil brought on by years of mono-party rule developed a class of citizens who flock to this ideology for the destruction of America.  The adherents to the ideology do so for they have nothing to lose.  These adherents have nothing to lose for being a citizen of their country is meaningless to them for their governments have not secured the unalienable rights of these adherents.  The political parties in power, some parties that America has supported over the years, stole the wealth of the nation for their own private use leaving these adherents with little or nothing.”

“These adherents grow with little or nothing and see things like the lavish lifestyles and residences that America’s oil money has purchased for the select few.  These adherents hear from religiously adored leaders that America is to blame for their injustice in life.  Their power of the leaders of the adherents is built from this mythology.”

“Because the adherents believe they have little or nothing to lose and because they have no exposure to a life where brutality is not the ultimate force in their lives it is very easy for some of them to accept the words of their leaders, and the money for their families, and to strap bombs to their bodies.  It is as easy as it is for some them to enjoy the brutality of torture or dismemberment or rape or other forms of violence.  The mindset of the adherents is physical and mental brutality for personal benefit.”

“Certainly not all Arabic people fit this form of adherents.  Many just wish a life of choice where they can also praise Allah as they wish.  Just because there are citizens in revolt through the Arab world does not mean that all revolutionaries follow Radical Islam. 

“One thing is certain: No matter what form of Government does or nor does not fill any power vacuums that may appear in any of the various Arab countries currently experiencing publicly shown political unrest the ideology of Radical Islam will not disappear.  In 1917 in Russia the parties that seized power in the first Russian Revolution were not the parties that ultimately gained control of the country.  A more moderate government than Radical Islam may come to power but what this means is that Radical Islam will work to overthrow this more moderate government.”

“The United Nations could not and cannot stop this turmoil.  The United Nations is too corrupt to address the underlying issues creating the turmoil.  The proof is in the history of the United Nations.” 

“At the Nuremberg Trials after World War II the theme of Never Again was stated in the context of never allowing tyrannical cabals to exist that loot the treasures of the country the cabal has rule over who also commit atrocities against the populations of the countries.  The United Nations has not stopped this from occurring.  Time and again the perpetual leaders of countries are found to have cash and assets located around the globe.  Time and again the cabals use force to keep their power; sometimes massacring thousands or even millions of people to stay in power.”

“The United Nations has no standard for doing anything about the theme of Never Again for the United Nations is not, by design, structured to accomplish.  The cabals have a seat at the table in the United Nations and the United Nations is designed to do everything but oust the leaders of the cabals in any individual country.  The mindset of the United Nations is that the cabals have sovereignty and therefore cannot be ousted.”

“America must prepare to address this ideology on its own.  America must Never Forget!”

“The problem is that America has lost credibility globally.  It is not due to taking out Saddam Hussein that America lost credibility.  It is not due to Guantanamo Bay that America has lost credibility.  It is not due to all the other mistakes the USA has made while also performing good deeds globally.

“At the time of the Nuremberg Trials America had credibility because of what America stood for: Strong Peace, Opportunity, Fairness and Power.  America has lost its credibility because of what America now stands for: Greed, Dishonesty, and Weakness. 

“America’s leaders seek to buy votes and the leaders are dishonest with the public about this fact.  America’s leaders aren’t leaders; they are opinion poll followers who establish committees to make recommendations to policy makers so that there is an abdication of decision making.  There is no vision clearly expressed that the world sees that America stands for anything but pandering and greed.  Why should a Radical Islam adherent believe in the America of today over the Radical Islam Ideology?”

“If a Radical Islam follower knows so much about Guantanamo Bay then they certainly know that the Chinese now own a great part of America.  What credibility does America borrowing a trillion dollars a year to exist, and seemingly incapable of seriously doing anything about it, have?  What credibility does America have when the American system is pitting citizen against citizen?  The oppressed people of the planet don’t look at America and say what an amazing country?  America has lost credibility because the world looks at the American system and says Why would I want a part of that?”

“The path to ultimately defeating the Anti-American \ Anti-Capitalistic ideology of Radical Islam is not through either violence or diplomacy or by propping up dictators.  The way to defeat the ideology is to ultimately create a political system that treats citizens equally and that all citizens agree treats the citizens equally and by offering the citizens of the hateful ideology entry into the same equitable system.  Remove the barriers of the government treating citizens with punitive inequity and the citizens will be happy to promote the equitable government over an ideology of hateful conquer.”

“The path to ultimately defeating Radical Islam is for America to once again stand for something that the world believes in.  The path to ultimately defeating Radical Islam is for America to once again become the United States of America.”

“The problem is that America is a house divided, and a house divided must fall.  America needs to remove the wedge of the Byzantine Empire now to address the global ideological challenges it faces.  America needs to be one with each other to stand strong.  America’s ideological war should be outside the borders of America and not a rift within the borders of America.  Unfortunately this is not the case today.”

“America is facing its Neville Chamberlain moment.  The political parties in the USA that seek Peace In Our Time are the same parties that seek full control of the personal and property rights of the individual citizen.  Just as Radical Islam will not disappear the parties seeking Full Government control over the personal and property rights of the Individual will not disappear.  The American system must be structured to re-establish the personal and property rights of the individual citizen.  The question is Will The Supreme Court of the United States of America side with those who argue for full Government Control over the personal and property rights if the individual citizen or will the Supreme Court of the United States of America?

“Just as the adherents of Radical Islam will not disappear until there is a political system that appeals to their needs appears those who both support and oppose the individual mandate will not disappear with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the United States of America.  However, a Supreme Court of the United States of America ruling in favor of the individual mandate will accelerate tearing the United States further apart.”

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“The Declaration of Independence states three unalienable rights.  These stated rights are: Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. The Declaration of Independence states That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.”

“The Declaration of Independence states three .These stated rights are: The Declaration of Independence states

“It is incongruent to believe the Federal Government is Securing these rights when:

i)                    The Government has put the citizens $14 Trillion in debt with no realistic end to deficits in sight…despite the speeches the current politicians are making.

ii)                   The Government is passing more and more legislation both restricting and annexing the personal and property rights of the individual.

iii)                 The Government is selectively enforcing the laws of the country punitively against citizens the Government does not like.

The epitome of this dire situation is illustrated by the nonsensical initial budget that the current Administration submitted to Congress for approval.  The country is broke and the leadership shown by the current Administration is to submit a budget based upon nothing more than a starting point for months of negotiation.  Neville Chamberlain spent months engaging in such political negotiating.  Peace in our time was the result.”

“The failure of the Byzantine Empire is defined by the legally certified construction of the Byzantine Empire.  This failure is best illustrated by the story of the annual marathon in Washington, D.C., that is run by hundreds of millions of racers from all fifty states.”

II)                  The Annual Race at Marathon

“At one time there were not hundreds of millions of racers who showed up to Washington to run the race.  Many racers paid annual entry fees but they did not receive notice of the date and time of the race to be able to participate in the race.   So…these racers paid their entry fee to the race that never came for them.  They just read the race results in the future…if they were ever notified of the race results.

The Race Organizers didn’t mind this.  They copped a decent fee for putting the race on and the fewer racers to deal with then the better. 

These Race Organizers experienced a sexual high, a euphoric feeling, from achieving this construct where they had fewer racers to deal with versus the amount of racers who paid the annual entry fees.  The power to take entry fees from many to only have a few racers show up thrilled the Race Organizers. 

After the annual running of the race the Race Organizers awarded prizes to those that finished the race.  The Race Organizers also took proceeds from the Race and threw a modest party for their friends and winners.

 At the time of the earliest races those in the best physical condition generally finished better in the annual marathon.  However, this winning pattern did not occur 100% of the time for the true measure of the winners was who ran the best race on an equal course.  But, since so few racers actually showed up versus those that paid entry fees there was always enough prize money to go around to those who did show up for the race. 

The Race Organizers also skimmed an additional cut from all race fees collected over the fee the Race Organizers earned for staging the Race.  The cut initially started out very modest but each year a bit more and more kept being taken from the pool of prize money for the Race Organizers cut.

Over time, though, two things happened to the Race Organizers.  The first thing that happened is that they got older and they found themselves needing to train new Race Organizers to take their places organizing the annual race.  This meant needing more cut for more people were now involved who deserved more of a cut from the race proceeds.

The second thing that happened is that the Race Organizers became a bit more sexually deviant over time.  After years of receiving the same annual euphoric sexual high from controlling the race they became like cocaine users become.  Where cocaine users once receive a high from just a single line of cocaine over time the cocaine users need to ratchet up the cocaine usage to achieve the same euphoric feeling.  The Race Organizers needed more to achieve their same high.

Years went by and more contestants kept showing up to the race each year.  The annual crowd seeing more prize money grew larger.  The Race Organizers looked upon this as more work for them…even though the racers had all paid their entry fee.  There were more potential racers to deal with.  So the Race Organizers started annually modifying the rules of the race making it more difficult for contestants to finish the race and to actually win any prize money.

The modifications started simple.  The Race Organizers paid some aides to erect both lethal and non lethal barriers in sections of the marathon route.  The Race Organizers also created alternate routes for different runners.  Then, just before race time, the Race Organizers handed out maps to the race participants showing which race route that they were required to run to win anything.

Some of the participants questioned the handing out of the maps.  Why they asked is it fair that some racers get some maps but that other racers get a different map?

 The Race Organizers told the racers that the maps were merely a form of handicapping the odds of the race.  Some racers are not as capable as other racers the Race Organizers proclaimed.  The maps are a manner of handicapping the race.  This is only fair! This gives all race participants an equal opportunity!  The Race Organizers said.  To prove the point of fairness the Race Organizers pointed to the certification that the Race Organizers had received from the Gaming Commission that stated that the use of these handicapping maps was legal.

The Gaming Commission consisted of nine members who collated the Handbook of Rules.  The Nine Members of the Gaming Commission were appointed by the Race Organizers to independently certify the fairness of the race.  The booklet of rules started out very simple but over time thousands and tens of thousands of pages became added to the rule book annually.  The rulebook certified by the Gaming Commission grew into being known as The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.

The print of The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission was very small requiring the race participants to be charged a fee to buy Race Organizer approved glasses to be able to read The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.  The glasses were coated with a hypnotic rose tint with which to read The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.

The racers thought about the Rulebook and the Race Organizer’s statement of equality.   The racers agreed that handicapping the race was fair.  The racers agreed to a distribution of maps to the finish line with the belief that the maps would make the annual race more equitable for all participants.  The original Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission was fairly small.  And…after all…fair is fair.

And so, before the race, the Race Organizers sent aides into the throng of participants to hand out maps to the various racers.  The maps were printed with various race routes.  Some routes were short and direct.  Some maps were routes to a marathon constructed like a deadly American Gladiators Eliminator marathon route.   Some maps took the racers to Brazil.

The question the Race Organizers faced was how do we decide what race participant gets what map?  Their solution lay in the sexual deviance of the Race Organizers.

On the day of the race the assistants of the Race Organizers wandered the crowd looking at the noses of the racers.  Those noses that had a certain brown look to them as well as a septic odor emanating received a map that showed a short unimpeded route to the finish where the prize money awaited.  The map showed shortcuts to cut the marathon down to a 5K run.

There were plenty of other noses in the crowd.  In the interest of propriety of appearance more maps were handed out to the rest of the race participants.  Some maps led some participants to a 10k route to the finish where smaller prizes awaited the winners of the race.  Other maps forced marathon runners to negotiate roadblocks to make it to the finish line.  Other maps sent participants to the Land of Q where the racers found themselves stuck in a line that would only eventually lead the racer back to their originally entry point into the land of Q.  Still other maps led racers through the deadly American Gladiators Eliminator marathon maze.

The annual race ran and those with the 5K map finished quick and received that years victory spoils.  Those racers that finished to the 10K race won some prize money but not as much as the 5 K marathoners.  Those that lived through the Eliminator challenge to arrive at the finish line of the marathon found that the spoils for the year had already been awarded to those who had a shorter map. 

When the losing marathoners complained to the Race Organizers that the race was not fair and equal the Race Organizers told the marathoners that the race was run legally for the Gaming Commission had certified the race rules.  If you want the rules of the race changed the Race Organizers said submit suggestions to the suggestion box so that suggestions can be debated and resubmitted to the Gaming Commission.  In the meantime the race results have been legally certified by the Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission!

The annual race went on like this for years.  Every year new rules were made legal.  The annual rule changes built more complex race rules upon already established race rules.  The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission grew larger and larger with rules written so open ended that common racers could read the rules but they had to seek assistance to interpret the rules. This led to the Kiosks of Rules Interpretations being set up on the race routes to charge racers for race rule interpretations.

Every year more racers who paid the annually mandated entry fee showed up.  Every year this forced more and more Brown Noses to the right and left edges of the center of the pack racers so that the easier courses could be easily accessed.  Every year the course for the middle of the pack marathoners became more deadly and difficult.  Every year the entry fee went up.  Every year more participants found out about the date and time and more and more racers showed up.  And every year the Race Organizers threw bigger and bigger parties for their friends at the local casinos to celebrate their bigger and bigger cut of the entry fees.

The annual race went on.  Each year more and more race participants continued to show up for the race.  The losing race participants started noticing that year after year those participants with the brownest, most fecal smelling noses always received the best maps.   The losing race participants started talking to each other about the fact that Brown Nosed racers bunched outside of the middle of the pack always received the maps with shortest routes.  The losing race participants also talked to each other coming to the realization that they were paying increasingly more and more for an entry fee to the annual race.  They also learned that some racers weren’t even paying an entry fee but that these racers were being given winning routes.

A disease started to poison the minds of some of the racers.  The eyesight of affected racers became better so that they did not need glasses to read The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.  The diagnosis of the disease labeled the virus Bait and Switch.  The symptom of the disease was insanity.

To combat the disease of Bait and Switch the Race Organizers required the Gaming Commission to add more rules to The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.  Among the rules added were rules stating that all racers must now purchase Race Organizer certified blinders to wear along with the Rose Tinted Glasses to run the race.  Race Organizer certified headphones also were mandated for the racers to wear. 

The blinders and the headsets were programmed to provide continuous advertising to the race runners.  The advertising response of the racers was measured and refreshed to keep the racers on whatever course that the particular map any racer held led the racer down. 

The advertising enforced an image in the minds of the racers that there are only two paths in life; the path of PC and the Path of Insanity.  The Path of PC meant supporting the winners on one side or the other side of the race being run even if the racer lost their annually entry fee with no chance of ever winning due to annually receiving a more convoluted map with which to run the annual race. 

The Path of PC ads were designed by those outside the middle of the pack.  The ads focused on either side of the pack and not on the middle of the pack for those on the outside of the pack supported the Race Organizers.  The ads urged the racers to only listen to certified race commentary chosen from select few on either side of the pack.  The Race Organizers on either side of the pack needed each other to keep control of the annual race.  The Race Organizers could not afford to have anyone from the middle of the pack commenting on the race.

The ads also stated that any of those racers who followed the Path of Insanity were those who ran the deadly American Gladiators Eliminator route.  The ads sold fear that the Path of Insanity meant death to the race.

A curious thing did start happening over the years of the race.  Some of those with Brown Noses quit applying the matter on their sense.  The brown washed away as they decided it was both fairer to run the eliminator course with the masses as well as developing distaste for enduring the constant taste and smell of kaka nose.  These refugees swelled the continually growing numbers of the middle of the pack race participants.  The refugees also told the middle of the pack tales of what rules are required to get the Brown Nose; what sinful acts they needed to perform.  Conversely the Brown Noses at the ends of the race pack delighted in their shrinking numbers for this meant that more prize money awaited them at the end of the race.

A consequence of this loss of noses at the right and left side of the middle of the pack was that the only racers left on either side of the middle of the pack were those who really loved the taste and smell of unclean rectum.  The needs of the sexual deviances of the Race Organizers required the right and left racers to increasingly stick their senses farther up Sodom for the euphoric high of the Race Organizers to be realized.  The right and left racers did so for this trained them to be Race Organizers as well as filling a sexual need.  The mutual satisfaction acted as excellent grooming of future Race Organizers for the only ones chosen to replace older Race Organizers were those who received the same sexual thrill of Brown Noses.  The trainees started running in Brown Shirts matching their Brown Noses.

Though smaller in number the right and left racers became more antagonistic to the ever growing middle of the pack at the time of the annual race.  Their pride at having Brown Noses and Brown Shirts and winning every year filled them with arrogance.  They knew that, no matter what, The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission certified their winnings as legal.  Some years the Brown Noses on the right won more than the Brown Noses on the left.  Some years some Brown Noses on the left won more than the Brown Noses on the right.  But the Brown Noses on either side always won annually.  The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission always stated that the race was run fairly even though the same winners were guaranteed annually.  With a fixed race annually run the Brown Noses started trash talking.  They proudly displayed their Brown Shirts as a uniform to match their Brown Noses.

This agitated the middle of the pack as the trash talk smeared them.  The middle of the pack racers were wondering when, after experiencing year after year of losing, that the marathon would be run in a fair manner providing equal opportunity to all participants.  The middle of the pack had become tired of continually slogging through an Eliminator challenge to get to a finish line with no reward.  The middle of the pack participants affected by the Disease of Bait and Switch grew tired of being handed an ever growing byzantine set of rules legally dictating that this year’s race is being fairly run with equal opportunity for all. 

The middle of the pack participants affected by the Disease of Bait and Switch started to question the need for the annual race as well as the need for The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.  The more the rules were read and cross referenced by the middle of the pack racers the more the rules showed a fix of the race.   The more that the middle of the pack racers pointed out the fact the race was rigged to the Gaming Commission the more rules the Race Organizers piled into the Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission making the rulebook larger and larger.  The Race Organizers then stated that the new rules addressed any concerns over fairness and equal opportunity from the prior year’s Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission.  The Race Organizers always admitted fault with the prior year’s code always stating that the prior Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission was the best we could do at the time.  This year’s Rulebook solves all problems from the prior Rulebook they exhorted.

The Race Organizers noticed the more agitated attitude of the diseased Bait and Switch race participants.  To counter this attitude the Race Organizers told those with Brown Noses on the right side of the race pack to tell the crowd to blame the Brown Noses on the other left of the race pack for any inequities in the Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission.  The Race Organizers also told those with Brown Noses on the left side of the race pack to tell the crowd to blame the Brown Noses on the right side of the race pack for any inequities in the Byzantine Rulebook of the Gambling Commission.  The Race Organizers urged the Brown Noses on either side of the middle of the pack to wipe the brown from their faces and to throw the matter across the middle of the pack participants to the opposite far side racers.   The Race Organizers also instructed those with the Brownest Shirts to physically enforce the race by violently attacking anyone who exhibited the disease of Bait and Switch.  And so the annual race ran again.  And so the smearing of the middle of the pack began in earnest.

And so the annual post race party at the casinos rolled on.  The parties became more lavish.  The gambles became crazier.  The bet that was once in vogue was Red or Black on a Roulette wheel but this became less of a thrill.  It was akin to the sensation of a nostril touching the outer edges of the derriere.  The sensation became less thrilling requiring the nose to be inserted further and further into the rectum for the race organizer to get the same thrill.  A Red or Black bet no longer thrilled.  Parlaying bets among two wheels became in vogue.  Why bet red or black on one wheel when one can bet red-black or red-red or black-black against two wheels spun simultaneously?  Why not a three wheel trifecta?  The odds were longer for these bets creating larger payouts for those who won.  Every so often some would win for a while but eventually the house had to issue credit for the gambling to continue because the losses became larger and larger.

The more the Race Organizers gambled with increasingly exotic bets the more they lost.  The more they lost the more money they needed from the race participants to cover the losing bets.  The more money that was required to party and gamble the less money was available for the race payouts at the finish line. 

To increase the entry fee the more rules the Race Organizers put into The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.  When the race participants complained about the increase in the entry fees the louder the trash talk from the Brown Shirts became.  The race fees are all legal!  The Brown Shirts exclaimed.  The Gaming Commission has certified the fees!  This is how to make the race fair with an equal opportunity to win for all!

The greater the losses of the gambling of the Race Organizers the more about these parties became known to the middle of the pack race entrants.  The middle of the pack found out that the lavish gambling parties were occurring in foreign lands because the credit limit at the domestic casinos had been tapped out.

Then stunning news came to the race entrants.  Entry fees were going up because trillions of superfecta bets had been placed and were lost.  The Race Organizers needed to charge entrants more to cover the losses.  The stunning news was that, instead of burying the losses and the fees to cover the losses in The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission the Race Organizers had no time to wait for the next year’s Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission to collect more fees.  The Race Organizers needed cash now.  So they took the cash from the bank accounts of the race participants to cover their losses.

The middle of the pack entrants weren’t too happy about this suddenly withdrawal from their bank accounts for the entry fee to the following year’s race.  They asked where it was stated in The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission that it was fair and legal for the next year’s race fees to be taken from their bank accounts in such a manner.  The reply from the Race Organizers was that next year’s rulebook is so fair and wonderful that we need the money now to print the guide so that you can see how wonderful the new guide actually is.

The time came for the next annual race to be run. The latest edition of The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission was distributed to the race participants.  The rulebook was even more massive in size.  The Brown Shirts on the left side of the middle of the pack distributed the new handbook to the middle of the pack racers saying if you don’t like the latest byzantine rulebook of the Gaming Commission then blame the Brown Shirts on the right side of the middle of the pack.  They are to blame for the mess that this guidebook is!  The Brown Shirts on the right side of the middle of the pack distributed the new handbook to the middle of the pack racers saying if you don’t like the latest byzantine rulebook of the Gaming Commission then blame the Brown Shirts on the left side of the middle of the pack.  They are to blame for the mess that this guidebook is!  And so the pre-race trash talking began again.

The middle of the pack entrants looked at the latest obstacle course that the Race Organizers constructed in accordance with the latest edition of The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.  They looked at the prize money being awarded the Brown Nosed winners on either side for running a rigged course.  They looked at the byzantine rule book they were presented with that the Gaming Commission stated contained all the legal rules of the race.  They looked at their numbers versus the numbers of the Race Organizers. 

The middle of the pack entrants refused to run the rigged race.  They rejected the Gaming Commission certified playbook.  They demanded their entry fees back.  The disease of Bait and Switch, like The Masque of the Red Death, held illimitable dominion over almost all of the middle of the pack race participants.

That’s when all hell broke loose.  The Brown Noses on either side could not collect their winnings if the middle of the pack refused to run the race.  The Brown Nosed ones attacked the middle of the pack for not being fair.  You are not playing by the Gaming Commission rules! The Brown Shirts trash talked to the middle of the pack.  You are not a pure blood American!  You are Astroturf!

The middle of the pack argued back.  You aren’t playing fair!  You aren’t creating an American race with equal opportunity for all!  they argued to the Brown Noses. 

The Brown Noses retorted Who gives a damn about playing fair!?  Who cares about equal opportunity for all!?  We want what is ours!  We want what is owed to us!  Besides, per the Gaming Commission, the annual marathon running by the Byzantine Rulebook is legal.  And being legal is more important than playing fair or providing equal opportunity for all!

The Race Organizers then felt that they had no choice.  The various Departments of Homeland Security were unleashed upon the middle of the pack race participants to punitively force them to run the race according to latest version of The Byzantine Rulebook of the Gaming Commission.

 

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