Bee Gone: A Political Parable

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Bee Gone: A Political Parable is a rhyming, illustrated short e-book that examines the thought, (articulated by Barack Obama), “Elections have consequences.” Given its timing, perhaps it will encourage those who did not vote in 2016 to go to the polls and vote in 2020.

In a very short story about a disgruntled drone in a bee hive who wants to take over the hive from the queen bee, the key take-away can be described (in the words of the book) this way: “So, the hive lost its honey, its Queen, and its money. It was really a mess, and that isn’t funny.”

The outstanding illustrations by illustrator Gary McCluskey are spot-on. They are both amusing and illustrative of today’s political situation. (Gary says, “It’s the most fun I ever had at work.”)

No matter what your political affiliation, no matter how divided in our individual beliefs, we all agree that citizens in a democracy must exercise their right to vote in order to insure that our democracy continues to function properly. Elections must be fair. Citizens must participate. Elections must be supervised to assure that they are not influenced illegally by outside forces.

If you’re a Democratic or Independent voter, you will probably chuckle all the way through this book.

If you’re a die-hard Trump supporter, maybe not so much.

Whatever your political leanings, enjoy the excellent illustrations and let’s try to remember that, so far, in this country, we all are allowed to express our opinion(s) under the First Amendment to the Constitution. Let’s hope we never lose that.

Lighten up and enjoy Bee Gone: A Political Parable! Order your copy today or check out Amazon’s Look Inside feature to read the first few pages.

Remember: elections have consequences. This year’s election may be the most important in our lifetimes. Exercise your right to vote in our democracy. If you are planning on voting absentee, start now to get your absentee ballot. We need every voter to show up at the polls and to vote responsibly.

2 reviews for Bee Gone: A Political Parable

  1. Sydney L

    I’d give it half a star if I could, but only because ink costs money, and one must respect work and resources. I know this likely won’t be published to your site, because you’re not decisively honest enough, which is sad, because writing an accompanying political book for children (The Christmas Cats Flee the Bee) is very close to Hitler-type ideological evil. Congratulations, Hitler with breasts. And Gary McCluskey looks like he’s used other people’s illustrations to stylise. It’s a form of “art” which should have been lost in the 1980s, but wasn’t. Anyway, to the book: Quite well written, in an American storytelling sense (being the sense that America likes to tell stories about itself) but whilst rather sincere in intent, the deep unresolved issues of the author which are steeped in unforgiveness (she knows who, and no, she won’t tell you) draw an inaccurate conclusion of the world, through a lens which is given to an ideology she doesn’t really understand. But then again who does? Annaka Harris’s brilliant work on consciousness shows why this happens, and Jordan Peterson shows how to address it apolitically, and with the honesty that served ancient philosphers so well that they’re famous today, and for good reason. As a therapist, I’d love to work with Connie, but I can’t see that ever happening, not because she can’t afford me (I’d probably do it pro bono) but because she seems unwilling to assume an internal locus of control, when it is more comforting to blame others for the rest of time. Donald Trump may not be the father figure of choice for any of us, but neither will any man be the sole answer to all of our problems, for our problems lie within, and we must not lie about them.

  2. Connie Wilson

    “I know this likely won’t be published to your site, because you’re not decisively honest enough…” Ha! Bring it on! The twice-impeached, 3 times married and 6-times bankrupt Dim Reaper still lurks in the underbelly of our nation (Florida) and he’s still hard at work for his foreign masters. As long as DJT, Agent Orange, continues to haunt our fair political process, laying the groundwork to create distrust in America regarding the honesty of our democratic elections (another gift to us, along with the 570,000 fatalities from Covid-19) this book’s moral will stand. “Be careful who you vote for,” indeed.

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