by M. J. Joachim
Four years had passed since the day they bowed down in homage to their newly elected leader. He stood tall, with an air of authority and promise. The people were convinced he would improve the country’s status.
As they groveled in their poverty, fear gripped their hearts and souls. “We must work harder,” they cried in unison. “We’ve failed our leaders,” they bellowed in shame. “We must make more sacrifices for being so selfish and arrogant,” they resolved together.
Without flinching at the irony, the people signed affidavits acknowledging their guilt. Then they boarded ships to China, where they physically paid their country’s debt.
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