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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-21-05 01:20 AM
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135. Goodness grows and prospers; evil inevitably turns in on itself.
A passage from "Blue at the Mizzen" by Patrick O'Brian struck me as apt with reference to our neo-con junta. The ship in which the main characters are sailing has been followed very closely, for many miles, by a large shark. It is suspected that while he is the only one who swims within sight, there may be many others swimming deeper and out of view.

As a demonstration of shark behavior for the naturalist on board, sailors throw buckets of fish blood over the side: "...and in a split second the white foaming wake was scarlet, a most splendid scarlet for thirty yards astern and in the scarlet sharks raced to the surface, sometimes breaking water, lashing and snapping in a blind frenzy of greed and when it was found that the wounded bleeding prey did not exist they turned on the king shark, the big fellow, and a seething mass of long thin fishes not half his size tore and worried and wrenched him to pieces. It was over in barely a minute."

While I do not expect actual cannibalism, I wouldn't rule out anything with these most ruthless of political operators. I just know that loyalty amongst crooks and sociopaths is not the highest of priorities.

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