27. The Business of Nations
On the day when concerns of humanity become the
business of nations, the peoples of the world will rejoice,
and wild elephants will perform Beethoven’s Eroica.
Before there were international terrorists, a CIA, an FBI ―
or for that matter, the alphabet’s ABC ― there was Ug the
Dazzler exercising eminent domain to commandeer Oog
the Gullible’s cave for the common good of stockpiling stone
weapons. Ug the Dazzler was simply conducting business in
the Neanderthal tradition, and the common good has been
getting the business ever since.