|Young Geoffrey Quits! Reaction Ranges From Shock to Scepticism
||[Jan. 19th, 2004|05:11 am]
(Staff) It has now been 30 hours since the government of Younggeoffrey announced it had destroyed its Weapons of Self-Destruction. In a small, hastilly-organized ceremony held late Saturday night, a dozen white tubes containing biological weapons were crushed and crumbled into a landfill.|
"This is the end," a determined Prime Minister Brain told reporters. "For too long this country has been in the hands of a small group of powerful interests that thought nothing of putting at risk our entire nation for the dubious pleasure of - I won't mince words - the Lungs."
Younggeoffrey's Heart surprised many observers by standing side by side with Brain, watching as the poison herb sprinkled like gritty golden snow into the landfill.
"I am very pleased," said Heart. "I have been concerned about the effects of these Weapons of Self-Destruction for many years, but the Lung brothers have held our entire nation in thrall, spreading nicotine from Feet to Head."
Surprising many observers, the effects of this drastic decision have so far been muted.
On Sunday, most Younggeoffeyans went to work as normal and showed few if any ill-effects to outside observers. "I didn't notice anything different," said one expert who requested anonymity. "At the very least, I was expecting some tension in the streets, but everything looked normal; the only difference was that the bars weren't very busy."
If the expected opposition is to come it will come from the Lungs if anywhere. With a long history of destabalization when its Weapons of Self-Destruction have been threatened, it is expected to work at upsetting Younggeoffrey's Nerves and spreading that unrest throughout the country.
Prime Minster Brain remains confident and resolute. "This is only the begining," he said. "It is time for the Lungs to understand that this will be good for them, too. But if they try to foment a rebellion, they will find that, this time, our whole nation is united against their addiction to Weapons of Self-Destruction."
Outsiders remain sceptical. Giving up Weapons of Self-Destruction is usually a shocking wrench for an economy that has developed a dependence upon them, and more ofthen than not, rebellions will force a reversal of the decision.
But for now, Younggeoffrey appears ready to stay the course.