Uncle Sam and his gang
Once upon a time there was a man called Uncle Sam. He lived in a place called the World. Uncle Sam thought of himself as a principled man. He felt that his values and beliefs were better for the rest of the people, known as the Others. So he set off one day to rule the Others of the World. Along the way, Uncle Sam made some friends. Having so much in common, together they formed a gang of the Famous Five: they were Uncle Sam, Britain, the Soviets, China and France. This gang had special privileges. They could do as they please and disagree with any decisions. Uncle Sam’s two best friends were Britain and a close relative called Israel.
Years went by and Uncle Sam continued on his plan with his friends. They all had a mutual understanding of friendship: they all used each other for their own interests. Other more unpopular friends came and went and some occasionally joined the gang, but they all had to fight to prove what each other could offer Uncle Sam and his gang. They were never given the same privileges as the Famous Five.
For a while, the Others thought that life was good. Every time the Others needed help, as they were poor and weak, Uncle Sam and his gang were there to save the day. They generously offered help to the Others. And in exchange for their generosity, the Others gave Uncle Sam and his friends access to their play pen and allowed them to play with their toys and take them home.
But over time, the Others started to realise that they had done enough to pay off their debts and that Uncle Sam and his gang were taking more than they were giving. The friendship of mutual interest seemed like a false friendship to the Others as they were never able to compete with Uncle Sam and his friends. When the Others began to object, Uncle Sam and his gang found ways to weaken them. They punished the Others; made them sit in the corner not allowing anyone to talk to them. Whilst Uncle Sam and his group of friends acted freely and for their own interest, the Others were not allowed to do the same. Every decision the Others made had to first be approved by Uncle Sam’s gang. When the Others started to complain, Uncle Sam rallied his friends to fight them.
As time progressed, they needed a group larger than the Famous Five. So they bribed the other more unpopular friends and started to operate as an organised gang. They called themselves the Allied Forces. They became close friends with a notorious bully called Uzbekistan. Israel was their loyal agent, who positioned himself in the midst of the Others. Uncle Sam and Britain sent friends in disguise to mislead the Others. They started to scare their people by telling them bed time stories about monsters called, the Extremists. They began to gang up on the Others and terrorise them. They took some of the Others and locked them up on a deserted Island called Guantanamo Bay, to teach them a lesson.
The Others started to realise that they needed to stand up for themselves as Uncle Sam was bullying them. For a long time they had thought Uncle Sam and his gang were there to help the Others, but all along they were really only there for themselves. The Others tried to unite and tensions grew. Every time the Others stood up for themselves, Uncle Sam and his gang were ready to strike. Uncle Sam convinced all his friends to stand behind him to fight these evil Others.
…to be continued…