Suddenly a wild boar appears ...

The primitive people are wielding sharp knives, vow to torture the thousand-year-old tree to death. One of them who behaves most crazily, stabs the knife in hand straight into the trunk. Sap is pouring out along the knife handle and his hairy hand. An exaggerated painful cry burst out, from the civilized crowd beyond the restricted zone.
All giant shopping malls, public squares and open areas around the world are crowded with people. They are holding their breath, keep their eyes on the big screens in front. The others are either sitting in the coffee shops or sofa at home, watching their mobile players. At this moment, civilized people all over the world are all looking at the same screen. I just wake up, as usual turn on the message wall, so become one of them. The image on the screen is not so attractive, well, just a vast expanse of grassland standing a big old tree. The content provider has arranged different angle and distance shots for the audiences to choose. The news art director professionally selects only the most funny and emotional faces on the spot. Background music and sound effects are also perfectly added. However, this time the event developes so slowly and the tree cannot move, same image repeats again and again, audiences all got bored. I take a yawn.
I'm still halfly asleep, so too lazy to turn off the screen. My coffee-cup sized "mini leopard" sits on my belly, gazing at the screen, seems so intrigued. How could it be? It's just a laboratory created mini pet for civilized people to play, should not has any feeling toward its ancestors' habitat -- the African Savanna. Thirty minutes has passed, the tree keeps standing still. The whole world is like frozen. Suddenly a wild boar appears on the screen. Since it is too close to the camera. Firstly I see a big big nose, then two sharp tooth, a round belly .... In the midway, it stops for a while to eat the little sharp pink flower on the ground. Finally, its worm-like wagging tail is passing by the camera. The whole picture is so funny. I burst into laughter.

The voice-over narration is explaining the background of this thousand-year-old tree which rose to fame overnight. It's boring but several lines interest me very much.
"All inhabitants of the permanent green zone enjoys free education, medical, housing and food provided by the world government. The children there can play under the big trees all day round. The adults do not need to work. 99% of them are artists and writers. Yes, of course, no any construction work is allowed in the green zone. Even moving a stone with a diameter larger than 30 cm requires prior permission from the world parliament. Since the Green Bill passed 80 years ago, not a single permission has been granted. Yesterday a bunch of primitive people won the district election, their leader could not wait to carry out his promise at once. They're going to destory the oldest tree in the world ... "

These days all people in our heaven-like new world are living in harmony. The "professionals" look down on each other, but they're willing to donate a small proportion of their weaths to support this new world. "Free persons" live off social welfare, but they work hard on all kinds of artistic creations. The "little angels" (people aged below 18) are all worshipped by the adults and living in their own little worlds. The machines do all the production works. No one is superior to and cares about others, so no conflicts ... except when they all got an urge to possess a little angel.
那群原始人個個手拿著尖刀,誓要將千年古樹虐待至死。其中一個特別瘋狂的,率先衝前將尖刀直插入樹幹。樹汁即時源刀柄和長滿毛的原始人的手滴下。一陣淒厲的慘叫聲,是封鎖線外那群文明人發出的 ...

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