The Planet Of The Fools, Take 1

Written 24 August 2001

[. . .]

It's peaceful on the planet of the fools. There's no heavy industry, few cities, little crime. Through some quirk of nature disease mostly passes them by.

It's boring on the planet of the fools, but only if you are not a fool yourself. Fortunately, fools are easily entertained, and the thriving newspaper industry gets by with headlines such as:

SKY STILL BLUE
SUN TO COME UP TOMORROW MORNING
ONE PLUS ONE STILL EQUALS TWO

The fools already knew all this, of course, but they think it's nice to have it confirmed.

It wouldn't take much to disrupt the society of the planet of the fools. A single con artist could cause a lot of damage. But there's little danger of this, as the law requires that all outsiders must be killed on sight. They're fools, after all, not idiots.


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