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King of the Hill
It's not necessarily how big you are....
“I own mansions, superyachts, luxury cars, businesses, and politicians. I am King of the Hill,” said the multi-billionaire Entrepreneur.
“That’s where you’re wrong,” said the Hollywood A-list actor. “I am the King of the Hill because I have achieved worldwide fame and fortune and will be remembered long after I’ve gone. I can be recognized walking down the street or in a dollar store, not that I would even go in one now that I’ve made it big.”
“Purely amateur talk, both of you. At the signature of my pen, I create Executive Orders that send troops to war, raise taxes on millions of citizens, and shut businesses down who are not toeing the line,” the President of the United States said. “I’m King of the Hill.”
“With all due respect to my wealthy, famous, and powerful friends, I can write permanent legislation that could change the course of history. As long as my party is in lockstep with my wishes, we can create a Utopia as none other has been created. When they are not in accordance with my wishes, I can make life miserable for them and they will wish to leave this fine dance at the next election cycle. As long as our side enjoys the favorable ink from the press, we can do whatever we want whenever we want,” said the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. “I clearly am King of the Hill.”
“Hmm. Who are these people? I can make all of their lives miserable any time I want. I can embarrass them, cause a nuisance, and command thousands of my compatriots to take up residence in their cars, superyachts, mansions, and office buildings. Sure, they can use their people and chemicals to get rid of us, but we’ll be back,” said the ant. “I don’t have to be King of the Hill. I don’t need to be King of the Hill.”
Go to the ant, you sluggard;
consider its ways and be wise!
7 It has no commander,
no overseer or ruler,
8 yet it stores its provisions in summer
and gathers its food at harvest.
Book of Proverbs 6:6-8
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