Once upon a time, there was a pumpkin patch. The pumpkins were foolish, and allowed a very bad ruler to come to power:
He kept company with some other nasty pumpkins:
Together, they did some very bad things:
The other pumkins weren't too worried, though, because they were satisifed being consumers:
One day, however, the pumpkins learned that one of the Pumpkin Ruler's friends was not very nice to the little pumpkins:
This made the other pumpkins feel bad:
Then, they learned that it was not an isolated event:
The Pumpkin Ruler started to give the other pumpkins a very bad feeling inside. They finally realized that they needed to purge themselves of the Pumpkin Ruler:
So they rid themselves of the Rotten Pumpkin, and there was Peace in the pumpkin patch.
A Tale from the Unruly Mob at Les Enragés.
(Also posted at Ice Station Tango)