An old modern fable
About a dozen years ago, I told you a story about a frog that met a snake. I friend told me years later that he heard a similar story but it was about a scorpion and frog and I liked that better so I’ll retell it.
See, this scorpion wants to cross a river and he spies a fat frog. So he asks it to carry him across. The frog goes, Screw you. You’re just gonna sting me.
To which the scorpion goes, Nah, we’ll both drown if I do that. That doesn’t make any sense.
So the frog shrugs his frog shoulders and figures that’s logical, lets the scorpion hop on, and off they go.
Midway through the river, the scorpion suddenly stings the frog, who goes, WTF!? Why’d you do that!? As the poison starts going through the frog’s body, the frog manages, Why? Now we’re both gonna die.
The scorpion nods, and says – just before he goes under, I’m sorry. It’s in my nature. You knew what I was when you picked me up.
In that entry, I talked about the betrayal of SA by Hitler and the betrayal of the Pakistani government by the Taliban.
Tonight, I just heard Trump’s speech condemning the people that are now facing trial and unemployment because of his exhortations and lies.
Of course, the orange one takes no responsibilities for what he’s done and those people are fucked. Or should be.
And I ask myself the same thing I always ask myself: How’d you not know? People tell you what they’re all about if you just listen.
Location: home, rolling with a buddy that just got her blue belt
Music: It’s such a drag to be on your own (Spotify)
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