Two Activists Talking… – Five Sentence Fiction

Equality. Democracy. Justice. Inclusivity.
Where does Barney fit into this?

Lillie McFerrin posts a “Five Sentence Fiction” prompt.
This week it is: PURPLE

from Lillie McFerrin Writes

from Lillie McFerrin Writes

Two Activists Talking…

Wear the purple rose every day as a symbol of what is wrong in our country, the rose being our people, the purple being the bruising that the wealthy and ignorant are causing the poor, the downtrodden, the needy, and the middle class.

So, I should wear this purple rose everyday to show my solidarity and support that the wealthiest people and corporations should pay their fair share because a house that takes in no money can only cut away at its own legs in order to survive?


Doesn’t the purple also represent things like: purple hearts, Hendrix’s Purple Haze, The Color Purple, Purple People Eaters, purple mountain majesties, The Purple Rose of Cairo, purple eggplants, Prince’s Purple Rain, purple Tums… and Barney?

I hate Barney – let’s not include him on that list, okay?

Randy Mazie


16 thoughts on “Two Activists Talking… – Five Sentence Fiction

  1. does the money we already allocate to the poor enhance their position or heighten their dependency?

    Corporations don’t tend to pay taxes, they just push the costs out to customers making them pay additional costs.

    Probably what really needs to happen to to strike the current tax code and replace it with a simpler one.

    Barney — is he that guy who votes twice ?

    Welcome back Randy — hope you are doing great.

    • The poor, the downtrodden, the elderly and the middle class are not suffering from “dependency”, and not in the sense that the wealthy has to give “charity” or “take care of them to increase their dependency”… the wealthy just have to pay their fair share of what they enjoy and benefit from. The wealthy has to become part of a society, not rule over it.

      Corporations need to be regulated and possibly not allowed to “trickle down” taxes to consumer. maybe even regulated as to maximum profits that they’re allowed to make.

      Strike out the loopholes for the wealthy and have a true progressive tax (not a flat tax).

      Barney was the guy who struck down early voting and created long voting lines here in Florida – also helped to redistrict voting precincts here in order to help, they thought, Republicans – but backfired.

      How are you doing my friend? Enjoying the time away?


      With much respect and warmth, Randy

  2. Well done, though make it an artificial rose as not many people can afford real ones. When you form this party, let me know…I’m in.

  3. And then purple is also the color of royalty and the closest we get to that in the US is the top one percent (the millionaires and billionaires) sending a mixed message. Nothing’s easy…

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