Imagine a world where every entrepreneur would be blue. They would be called The Blue People.
People are not born blue, they become blue during their life, for many it’s a conscious decision. However if you are born to a Blue family you are more likely to become Blue yourself and vice versa, so becoming blue is partially also inherited from parents. Blue People themselves say that they become blue from the hard work, stress and responsibilities, the non-blue people say they become blue from lying, stealing and greed.
The blue people are represented in every country and race of the world and they are almost always in minority. Of course their amount varies a lot through different societies, but the most influential and wealthier people of most of the countries tend to be the Blue People.
Throughout history that has also brought plenty of problems – one of the darkest period for the Blue People was the Second World War when in the Nazi Germany most of the Jews also happened to be the Blue People. This made it easy for the government to build their propaganda on it, and simple for the masses to hate the Blue, as there have always been frictions between the Blue People and non-blue people. Similar was the situation in the Soviet Union – occupying different capitalistic countries, Russia offered the opportunity for everyone to add people on the list of the Siberian death camps. The regular people of the occupied countries added their fellow citizens, overwhelmingly the Blue People, to those lists. Those few of the Blue, who managed to stay out of the lists, were later still dealt with by the Soviet system itself.
Through time there have always been some amount of friction and conflict between the Blue People and the non-blue people. Although most of the non-blue people understand that all of the money and nearly all of the jobs are created by the Blue People, they always feel that they get ripped off by them, so they see it as their duty to fight and always demand more from the Blue.
As there are usually quite a few Blue people in politics, this conflict becomes very visual in the political arena. There are entire anti-blue political parties that have no Blue members and are very strongly against the Blue. Pressuring the Blue is always easily acceptable by the main public and politicians often use that to ensure their popularity.
This has caused tons of problems in many Western European countries, for example where the non-blue government has pressured the Blue to extremes. Those countries often end up borrowing to a large extent and having a huge government debt, to cover the social security of the citizens. Entire countries have ended up in deep crises, great example is also the city of Detroit, where the Blue were pressured by taxes and regulations to eventually give up their homes and businesses to move elsewhere. This resulted in bankruptcy and the city has never recovered since.
Even when non-blue people understand in theory that the Blue are essential for the economy and system, they still tend to do their best to get as much as possible from them. Lot of non-blue families have not had a Blue person in the family for generations and if someone decides to become Blue, it is often seen as a bad fortune, not necessarily because of the hard work and stress it brings, but because of the social pressure on them. The families that have always fought for the non-blue rights, don’t want a Blue in their home.
Blue people are of course not perfect themselves – indeed, they are people like any other. So the stories of greed and arrogance are easy to come from the rotten tomatoes of the Blue. US is an example of a very Blue-minded country, after all, it was established by Blue. Together with plenty of benefits, the country also suffers from the negative consequence of the huge power of Blue – the poor level of universal healthcare and education are just some of the examples.
So the “perfect system”, if such a thing exists, has to work in strong cooperation of the Blue and non-blue people. To avoid the excessive influence of the super-Blue (the top most influential and wealthy Blue people), countries are working hard with strong anti-corruption laws. At the same time some of the countries, inspired by the quotas for women, have implemented regulations for political parties to have a certain amount of Blue people in the party to avoid anti-blue extremists.
So in the long-run, the most successful countries are the ones to find the balance between those two groups of society, because there is no way any system could work without one or another – something so many people still struggle to understand.