Oh my goodness, Frac... this is terrific. I love what you've written here, the concept, the style... first the style, very simple and flowing with subtle techniques that just add to the pleasure of the read. Like the we tried/we lied thing... that was really cool.
Democracy is the first step towards anarchy... isn't it?
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.
~Percy Bysshe Shelley