A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away people started making things up and many core supporters spread these falsehoods like wildfire. At first it was thought to be a joke, some thing that others could laugh at, but the situation got worse when a new leader was elected who only seemed to care about himself. He told his base that he could go out and shoot people and he would get away with it and that made his fans cheer. He told people that he would cut their taxes, build a wall to keep outsiders away and end corruption by draining this big political swamp. People that were tired of the same political rhetoric thought that since he was a successful businessman, that he would be able to run things differently, but he only brought hatred and divided the citizens.
Evangelical Christians which is a general term used to describe the non-Catholic churches that were formed by the Protestant Reformation and have no single head, spanning a range of denominations, churches, and organizations backed him, since they and they were looking for a leader. Their pro-life views became the glue to latch onto this candidate, even though he only became pro-life when he began thinking about running for president. Most Christians actually didn’t give a damn about abortion until years after Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, because the pro-life movement isn’t about the sanctity of life at all. Stating that that human life begins at conception is merely a strategy for maintaining and most importantly, growing their power. The facts say that poor women are getting the most abortions and if these so-called Christians would step up and support all of God’s children, then abortions would no longer be an issue.
Any way this candidate won with their support, but he was a fraud, an immoral, amoral sociopathic liar and people soon found out that his personal finances were a mess and all he did was double down on how successful he was. He ignored scientific facts calling global warming a hoax, even though floods, hurricanes, droughts and fires kept devastating the land with more frequency. People started dying by the thousands every week and he lied to them saying this horrible pandemic would magically disappear. He blamed China for sending the virus which spiraled out of control, because of his stupidity. This country began to slide further backwards on morally issues with this serial adulterer and his potty mouth wife leading them. He claimed that any negative thing said against him was fake news and encouraged his supporters to stand by for a fight.
When he lost the next election, he refused to vacate his office. He claimed that the other party cheated and that every vote that was not cast for him was fraudulent. He empowered an army of lawyers to prove his case, but no evidence was found. On the day that the new president was inaugurated, he was found hiding under his desk saying, “I was the one who made this country great”. He read a message that was riddled with falsehoods, exaggerations and obvious deceptions, utilizing blatant and shameless phony comparisons of why he should still be in charge, and the Secret Service agents told him that he still had their respect, but he must come with them.
He was taken down the hall and shrunk, so that he could fit inside of a glowing balloon, where he would be in charge of everything. His family was put inside of the other balloons which all looked like planets and then these balloons were all given to a young girl with a pony tail. She was told to walk along this sandy path between the tall grass at night, and she was given a suitcase full of money to carry out their instructions. They told her when she found the right spot, that she should let go of the balloons and let that windbag and his family inside drift away and become somebody else’s problem.
Written for Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #92.