Quote Originally Posted by dfwtinman View Post
....it's just a story Richard. Which ending would you like?

ETA: Sorry, perhaps that's too flip. I might have posted conventional commentary. But the tale is what came to me. It was my design to avoid becoming entangled in policy arguments-- the world is in no short supply of those just now. It's an allegory. It may be apt or awful. But, it's still a story, and doesn't, imho, need defending.
It's not just a story. It's a story with a specific moral to be applied to our current situation. Allegories are like theories, they can and should be measured against reality.

You are making an active claim about political reality by your use of an allegorical story in a political discussion.