Revenge of the White Man

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The poor white man. All these people are coming and taking everything from him. First his job. Then his house. Then his woman. But there's something up his sleeve - The Law of Diminishing Returns.


Submitted: March 13, 2014

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~ The End ~


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handing of the briefcase from generation to generation would necessarily stop with him. He boarded the elevator to the 56th floor in silence


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white man, in the end, the white man would win. That his most prized possession, his son, would not be of him, he would be of them. The


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the white man. Still, something troubled the young Indian-American. Something gnawed at him. He knew that of all the ways he had beaten the


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a fleet of more than a hundred white men. At his disposal. Imagine that. From the first grade onwards, he had beaten the white boy and then


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the ways he had beaten the white man - at his own game no less. He had just come over  not more than 10 years ago, and now...he commanded


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Indian working in fast food as it was to see a white doctor. Maybe even less. There are still some white doctors left. He thought about all


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to himself "I've made it". He said it in his native tongue "Kuch Bun Ghaya". He felt sorry for the white slobs. It was as common to see an


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And now as he was pacing to his office, briefcase in hand, wearing his Polo shirt, across that parking lot, he thought to


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the girls gave him a hug, and, well, we got nothing.


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attend that classroom for four exams and a Final. I'll tell you one thing though - that old geezer got something I didn't get - almost all


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it wasn't fair, but we weren't hurting nobody. I think about those classes and I'm glad they're behind me. What a waste of time! To have to


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there, to study, sometimes all night, to meet with others to study, to prepare with flashcards, CBT's - all this and to fail? Yeah, I know


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every one by heart. And we passed with higher scores than you. Some of you even failed the fucking course. Like what a waste of money! To go


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answer, but you weren't sure. And when you kept changing your answers, we laughed at you. We never changed our answers. We knew each and


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Singaporeans, Taiwanese, Indonesians - we watched at how you tried to remember. We saw that look in your face when you thought you knew the


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We used to watch you sweat. Every one of you. The whites, the blacks, the Chinese, the Japs. And all the other Orientals - the Malasians,


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scores in the 90% - 95% range. Some of the greedy ones took home 97's and 98's. Those that didn't give a damn gave themselves in the 80's.


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true win-win situation. We would miss some of the questions we knew on purpose so as not to invite suspicions. Most of us maintained our


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off of us and that was it. We didn't mind. We never really like basketball or getting high and they could never understand cricket. It was a


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But not much, though. He had a reputation to protect amongst his homeys. Couldn't be seen with us too much. Just enough to be able to cheat


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him. Because he helped get us blind dates. With his friends, of course. We were even invited to a couple of frat parties and house parties.


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white boy. The black man knew though. He knew we had the goods. He even tried to hang out with us. To get the goods. And sometimes, we let


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And we - there were fifteen of us - we swooped in to the lecture hall and we flew right out. First ones done! You wondered how we did it,


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hell are we going to benefit from the crap in that class. What gold or silver or Mercedes will it buy me? Yeah, so we just came to exam day.


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getting a hold of last years exam and committing it to memory. And we have no qualms about not showing up to class either - like what the


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all consumed. So every class for 140 semesters received the exact same exam, verbatim. And unlike the paler race, we have no qualms about


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What do I care about integrity, academic honesty, creed and colors? You are not permitted to waste any more paper until all those papers are


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productively in the course of your employment here at the university. We don't pay you enough to be wasting our precious paper. What?


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had happened (by the usual routes, of course), He gave that Elder an ultimatum: Either you eat those 60,000 sheets of paper or you use them


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learn how to copy double sided if the originals were not double-sided. The concept eluded him. When the department chair got wind of what


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instead of 50 and when he came back in the morning, there were 5,000 copies of his 12 page exam, all one-sided because he never bothered to


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The geezer was naturally lazy and never changed his exam. I wonder if he ever even saw them again. He probably made 5,000 copies one day


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what that dastard word means. But I passed the exams. Oh boy, did I ever pass. 100% on every exam. At least that could've in theory happened


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do not to barf all over the lecture hall was to stuff our mouths with our scarves, which we wore year-round, by the way. I never learned


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when that old geezer was teaching the class, Humanities 101 it was, I think, it came out like some innate guttural sound and all we could


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liberal arts! Freaking Roman Architecture and "Baroque" paintings. The damn word itself is nasty enough to want you want to hurl. And then


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of that guy with the briefcase. And here he was. Flesh and Blood. The guy with the briefcase. He had made it. All those years of intolerable


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, knew it. And that child, since the day he was born, has been held up in many many arms, kissed by many many people, who were all thinking


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and mind and soul that it must have transferred through. He never felt it like that night though. That night, five years and nine months ago


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when it was finished nor when it ever began. He comforted himself that whenever it happened, the right thoughts were in his head and body


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that Hindu man as he lay with his wife that night. It's all he thought about! So caught up was he with this vision that he no sooner knew


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not have modified his gait, speed, motion, or direction if even a torrential rainstorm were thundering upon him. That guy was in the mind of


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black parking lot, headed towards a glass-enshrouded tower, head bent low, jaw serious. It might as well have been raining. The man would


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Five years and nine months ago, this man had an image of another man - a man in great earnest! Briefcase in hand, rapidly crossing the


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to school on his very first day with that image calming his limbic system. It goes further back, though, a little bit further down the road.


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planet. It is the end goal in college. It is the end goal in High School. It is the end goal in Middle School. Even the Kindergartner goes


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looming glass enshrouded tower in the distance, that walk across the parking lot, hand clasped over the finest leather specimen on the


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That is the end goal for each one of them. The briefcase, the dark suit, the sunglasses, the cabin-forward lean in his gait, that large,


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ever done to earn notoriety. They find it comforting that it's a large employer with a long track history of increasing dividends yearly.


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some a legacy. "Pox to small business!" they shout, mixed with a good measurement of laughter. "What good is small business, what'd they


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it like the M was capitalized. Those young Hindus. They all want to work for a Multi-National Corporation. As if it's going to earn them


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A good thing it was too. That they ended up winning. We couldn't manage our sock inventory much less a multi-national corporation. They say


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Chapter 2 - A Good Thing


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We will never earn recognition.


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real good even the Mona Lisa looks like jaded peaks. So we survived. We are a minority. But we will never be treated like one.


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Thank God. There's comfort in that. I don't think I want a perfect anything. How vain, indeed! How we can call anything 'perfect'? Magnified


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you are. You and me. We made it. Look around you. Ah, the disgusting look apparent. It came do 99.9995 success, but nothing is perfect.


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They were determined to eradicate the propagation. This would be the end of them, they thought. But a few survived. A scant few. That's who


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a long-winded house guest. Who is overdue his stay by four weeks. They started castrating the prisoners first. And the actors second.


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funny, relaxed, let our hair grow, etc., they would let us live in peace. A minority we were. They tolerated us like we tolerate a


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controlled banks, media, museums, governments. We were musicians. We entertained them for a long time. Entertained them. Because we were


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In the end, it ends up like this. One by one, the rebels are killed off to reduce the ranks, as scouring brush wipes off stains. They


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from the interview, out the door, under the sign that said "Innovation. Courage. Invent" and you know you made the right decision.


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in my own company. They don't want to entertain the thought of hiring you. It repulses them more than nothing else. You end up walking away


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higher-level manager or higher. The rest of us can rest knowing that that the only way I am going to reach a senior-level position will be


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The ones that always did what the teacher said. Or screamed. Those pupils get their names entered into a global database of hiring-eligible


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want a freaking nut walking around here?" They don't want inventors,  they want elementary school children before they learn to become bad.


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They want nothing of the sort. Human Resources (the department) cringes at the idea of hiring somebody different. You hear them say "Hey,


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We don't know when to stop. They say they wan't different, with a Capital D, but their workers all look alike. And act alike. And eat alike.


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Then why aren't they hiring us? Maybe because we never learned public etiquette and the right way to eat a sausage. We think too much.


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to the prevailing winds. They are the one's getting jobs. You and me are different. But they're looking for different - aren't they?


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water fountain. You don't fit there. You grimace and frack on your lower lip but the fuckers in the ad look nothing like you. They conformed


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risk it. No one ever got fired for hiring Fred Middle-of-way-Bell Curve Jaspers. That's the guy they hire. Those are the people around the


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mouth water. Never given credence. That innovator is sitting there, IN HIS GARAGE!" "You won't hire him. You can't take a chance. You can't


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Innovation used to be honored! But never invited. Never given employment. Never given the sweet taste of benefits. Just the word makes your


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factor, or CF - the higher it goes, the more honored you are." He closed his mouth and looked at everyone for a good half-minute.


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this motherfucker for a loooooong-ass time - you wouldn't know. We were honored to be different - now, you're honored by the compliance


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the opportunity to meet even. "Well, I'll tell you something.", he (the rulebreaker) began, "Yeah, we had it good a good long time. We ruled


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They the sole reason Burger King permitted you to have it your way. There were a lot of you back then. Quite a few, we were honored with

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remain, to agonize the public needlessly. These were the people who wanted things to run "their" way. They had a problem following rules.


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He was brought before the court for a crime committed against the State. They thought they had gotten rid of them long ago, but remnants


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Twas the least they could do. Oh, it might be fascinating a little, we might garnish a laugh out of it yet. They thought. it might be fun.


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Condemned he was. By the highest Court in the land. He had won an appeal and they had accepted the plea. To hear him, they would.


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A new story tonight enfolds

amidst the nite-ties and pantyhose

To parley a message, urgently sent

from one condemned, broken and bent.

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