I don't want to start off mean and nasty; but I live in NJ.
This ties in with the golden rule thread, the debate thread,,,
We're the monkey with all the banannas. Some monkeys want to take our banannas because they feel entitled to them. They don't know how to gather banannas let alone cultivate them. Now all the monkeys without banannas know we have all the banannas. They have banded together to form the UM (United Monkeys).
We are smart monkeys in some ways, gullible in others. We pay the UM to demand more banannas from us. They screech from the treetops that we OWE them our banannas. Being hard working, intelligent monkeys, we try to teach the have not monkeys to grow banannas. They can't seem to learn, it's easier to screech. Maybe they live in sand but some of them have irrigated their deserts and know how to grow a lot of banannas. Their monkey neighbors would rather screech for more banannas than learn how to grow them. Some of them even want to destroy the prosperous monkeys.
Some of the well-fed monkeys in our group even demand that all monkeys everywhere deserve free banannas; but they still want their own banannas.
They invite many hungry monkeys into our bananna plantation to help themselves to banannas with disregard to the previous monkeys that made rules that worked for many growing seasons and many generations of monkeys.