What if history happened differently, the facts are the same but the people and places are different. Picture it...let me take you on a trip, a trip back in time. The names and groups I have used are only to show a point, in no way, shape or form do these groups actually have plans or beliefs that mirror image this written piece.
The year is 1917, World War I is coming to an end, and a group of men go to Britain with an agreement in hand. In this agreement, it hands over part of the United States to the Buddhists, in order to form a State for the Buddhist people. No one from any of the states have a say regarding the handover of their land or when they will have to leave. In 1918, in Versailles, during the signing of the treaty ending World War I, these same men who went to Britain with the agreement just a year earlier, show up with document in hand to show the world. The document states that Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, California, and Colorado are annexed from the United States of America to become the new State of Buddha. No longer will those names exist under the new state. News gets back to the U.S, Americans are up in arms, where would they go???? Most of the people living in these states have had generations grow up in the same place, generations after generations; homes being handed down in the families for centuries, why should they have to give up their livelihoods...why didn't someone stop this agreement from happening????
By 1922, the declaration/agreement was endorsed by other countries around the world and the League of Nations. Buddhists from all over the globe started immigrating. Even the U.S Government endorsed the idea, but postponed the move for a later date. Extremist factions started to pile into the area to try to make Americans flee their lands. A crusade of violence on American people was orchestrated from 1931-1948, & still can be found happening even to this day.
World War II breaks out, the disgusting testing & concentration of a mass of people happens, and Pearl Harbor gets hit....while all this bloodshed is happening, delegates & Government officials from all sides maintain countless visits to the lower 48. Behind the scenes, deals are made. The creation of the State of Buddha is one step closer to becoming reality. A deal of transfer was struck for the survivors of the torturous, hateful treatment; to immigrate to the bottom area of the United States. Back in the states, Americans are fleeing north to save themselves from militants terrorizing their daily lives.
The State of Buddha was, in effect, declared in 1948, to keep in line with the presented "Declaration". A part of the U.S is no longer, now an established Buddhist state. Americans living in those states are consistently evicted from their properties or pushed to refugee camps. When in refugee camps, many Americans are tricked into losing the rights to their properties, which then becomes confiscated by the new state. Americans try to continue to flee to the north, but after awhile the U.S Government starts to complain they can't fit the population. 1967 rolls around & war breaks out within our borders, well former borders. Due to the war, more states become annexed to the new State of Buddha. State of Buddha declares Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, & Washington now apart of their new country. No longer part of the United States of America.
By 2009, the only remaining part of the United States is left to New Jersey & Massachusetts, everything else now is occupied by the Buddhist's State of Buddha. Millions of Americans, by this time, were pushed into these two small areas. Sparks have fired off from both the Buddhists & the Americans from time to time, at this point how would you feel as an American citizen??? Would you be happy with a bounce in your step each day, if you were now living in New Jersey or Massachusetts, when you used to live in LA or Seattle?? Using the excuse of security, the State of Buddha decides to build a wall around its region. In the process, a part of that wall crosses into the area of New Jersey and Massachusetts, in effect making those two states even smaller. Due to the land grab, workers in the region are separated from their businesses, which were once on their property. And citizens become separated from their homes.
The State of Buddha controls the ports & won't allow the basic necessities to come into New Jersey or Massachusetts waters, under the veil of national security. The ports are under a blockade and checkpoints are put up to control movement of the Americans going into the State of Buddha, as well as goods coming in. Roads are built, but segregated. One road for Buddhists only and the other for everyone else. The Buddhist road is direct, but the other roads are the long way around; in effect taking it longer for everyone else to travel to & from. Segregation does not end there. You can find it in the laws, employment opportunities, education, travel visas, even housing.
The Buddha Defense Forces go into New Jersey & Massachusetts frequently, bulldozing American homes, shooting at American civilians & using tear gas, as well as bean bag guns if the American civilians get too close to the separation wall. The wall that separates Americans from the State of Buddha is guarded by heavy artillery armaments, controlled by remote control by young Buddhists behind a computer screen. If Americans even think of getting close, the new recruits behind computers, will open fire. Children are afraid to walk to school, for fear that they will be shot at by the Buddha Defense Forces. The checkpoints are impossible to deal with, lines for hours just to get through. Medical emergencies like women in labor or people dying do not get through in time to make it to the hospital. Babies have been born at the checkpoints. The State of Buddha controls the checkpoints too.
Travel is not any simpler for Americans, even just to visit fellow family members in the two American states left. Families never see one another. The State of Buddha controls permits & visas, they generally do not give them to Americans unless they feel pressured by other Governments or an overload of bad publicity in the press. Without a permit Americans can't travel back & forth into New Jersey or Massachusetts. Americans traveling abroad is also controlled by the Buddhist State. There are times when they will allow Americans to leave, but getting back to their home is another story. They could be detained & incarcerated trying to return, sometimes even tortured while in custody.
In the State of Buddha, there are Americans that reside within it, but they have to declare themselves a Buddhist citizen (rather then just saying they are American) in order to stay. At this present time, the State of Buddha is attempting to make a law saying that Buddhist citizens living in Buddha have to pledge their loyalty to the Buddhist state or citizenship would be revoked & possible jail time would be implemented. Even though Americans reside in the State of Buddha, the laws are surely not the same for them. They are on the bottom of the chain for just about everything: jobs, court system, housing, banking/loans, etc. Ex: A certain type of Buddhist will get housing first, an immigrated Buddhist is second in line, another religious group are third & at the bottom are Americans. Ex: some jobs advertise flat out, Americans need not apply. Ex: Americans can't vote & they can't serve in the military. Yet the State of Buddha claims that they are a democracy & everyone is equal. As an American, would you feel equal???
If you lived in New Jersey & Massachusetts, every day would be intolerable. Markets run out of food at times, due to the inability to import goods. Most of the time, there is no electricity & no running clean water. The hospitals & clinics are running out of medicine & they are limited at what procedures they can do to help. Americans have no sanitation services, nothing to help keep their area clean & disease-free. Would this make you angry to have to live in these type of forced circumstances??? What if you looked at new settlements being built right beside you by the new state & you could see fountains of water, sprinklers, swimming pools; where is your right to water?????
In late 2008, the State of Buddha went on the offensive by bombing & destroying one of the American states. Buildings were bombed out & the rubble still remains. The state was destroyed. New Jersey & Massachusetts have become an open-air death camp to the Americans living there. Americans are dying. The State of Buddha continues the aggression & Americans as young as 12 have been locked up in a Buddhist Prison without any word to their families about their whereabouts. Would you be worried if your 12 year old child didn't come home?? During the 2008 offensive, white phosphorus was used against the American population, making their skin burn...women, children, elderly, mothers, fathers, babies...the bombs drop and hit the masses not a select few. As Americans, would you be infuriated, ready to fight in defense or would you be willing to continue to take it??? Could you live like this everyday???? Would you want your children to be treated in this way??? Would you be able to deal with tanks & a neighboring military roaming our streets at all times??? Could you ever look at your neighbor country as an ally or friend, if they treated you in this type of manner???