many of you are probably familiar with this fable. it's origins appear to be from the middle ages and Persia of all places. there seems to be 2 main variations, both involve a antagonist, the scorpion, and a protagonist, the frog (victim), and the turtle (would be victim).
both stories start out the same, the deadly scorpion wants a free ride across the water (ocean). both the frog and the turtle are concerned that if, as solicited, they carry the known dangerous scorpion across the blue feature, they will be stung and drown. the scorpion reminds both that it would be stupid for him to do this, as he too would drown.
allowing the scorpion to talk them into the risky business of helping him, both give him a ride and are predictably stung. as he drowns, the frog asks why did you do this, we both die now, to which the scorpion replies, because it is my nature.
the turtle, with his hard shell, delivers the scorpion to the far shore after being stung and tells the scorpion, "Are you not the most wicked and ungrateful of reptiles? But for me you
must either have given up your journey, or have been drowned in that
stream, and what is my reward? If it had not been for the armour which
God has given me, I should have been stung to death." "Blame me not,"
said the scorpion, in a supplicatory tone, "it is not my fault; it is
that of my nature; it is a constitutional habit I have of stinging." the turtle then drowns the scorpion.
the moral of the story is that fundamental evil can not change.
France and other parts of the EU got to see that this past friday. AGAIN. STILL.
we got to see it in Beirut, Ft. Hood, New York, the Pentagon, Shanksville, Benghazi, Aden, Nairobi, New York again, Beirut again, Lockerbie, Port Said, Dar es Salaam, Little Rock, Chattanooga, Moore, Boston, Khobar, Riyadh . this list is just of the attacks i can think of, off the top of my head, (so to speak), which have occurred in my lifetime, and is probably incomplete.
as we found out, not every german was a nazi, we should believe that not every muslim is a jihadi.
please remember we discovered this after defeating the nazi's. we also found tons of nazi sympathizers.
ask yourself if we allow the government to continue to let "refugees" into the country, under a highly suspect vetting process, if we will be able to defeat the jihadist's, and find their sympathizers. or will we be the frog in the fable.
i'm voting for the turtle.
this post is dedicated to the memory of those that the politicians, media talking heads, and activists have long forgotten, and hope that you will as well.
1st Battalion 8th Marines
The crew of USS Cole
All those killed and injured on 9-11-01
Pan AM Flight 103
The 4404 Provisional Wing, USAF
Soldiers of the U S Army, Ft. Hood, Texas
U S Embassy Staff Nairobi, Kenya
U S Embassy Staff Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
The World Trade Center, 2-26-93
Boston Marathon, 4-15-13
U S Embassy Annex Staff, Benghazi, Libya
hopefully this won't be all politics, all the time. i'm a conservative guy that believes in capitalism, not capitalization. if you are an english major you'll be sorely disappointed. i did a five year stint for uncle sugar so i'm pro military. when mad i cuss, and can be rather creative. you have been warned!! read along as i chronicle the misadventures of the Lincoln of Our Times.