What follows is what came to mind when we were told, “Write about something that frightens you that other people might find ridiculous.”
It is a monster. An all-consuming beast. No matter how much it eats, it is never satisfied. Its inherent nature forces it to expand into every territory, threatening every environment, every animal, every human.
Most do not fear this horror. They believe it works for them. Crazier still, they believe that its very existence has brought them prosperity. Can you imagine? Prosperity! Have ya ever heard the like?! This voracious predator, a terrifying leviathan like no other, has devoured souls by the millions and plunged billions more into an impoverished, pitiful, wretched existence…and these people cheer it on, give thanks for its most bountiful harvest. It’d make you puke, if you weren’t so busy crying.
Capitalism. What will it take for the masses to see it as it truly is?
Solidarity, brothers & sisters…★