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October 3, 2005

Tom DeLay and the 5 Monkeys

Five monkeys are put in a cage. From the center of the cage, a banana hangs from a rope. A ladder is nearby. After a while, the monkeys figure out they can get the banana using the ladder. After putting the ladder under the hanging fruit, they begin to climb the ladder and are immediately doused with cold water. After a while, the monkeys try again and are doused again with water. Fairly soon if any monkey gets near the ladder, the rest attack them for fear of being hit with more water. One monkey is removed for a new one, who gets near the ladder and is immediately attacked by the others. Another is removed, and when that one gets near the ladder, it is attacked by the other monkeys including the monkey that just came in. After a while, all the monkeys are replaced, so no monkeys sit in the cage that have ever been sprayed with water, but every time one of them gets near the ladder, they all get sprayed with water. They don't know why they do it, but that's what they were taught, that's how it has always been done, and that's the environment they found themselves in.

What if the monkeys were our politicians? What would they do? They're practically swimming in bananas, yet they still fight each other for more. They hide bananas and try to get more while acting like they don't have any. If they see someone else with a banana, they ridicule that monkey and try to take that banana away. If everyone else gets bananas, they bully the others, take their bananas, and keep them for themselves. Do they ever give some bananas to the people that put them in the cage? No. Do they give bananas to the other monkeys in the cage? No, and they ridicule the ones that do. They still attack the ones that try to climb the "ladder." Do they act this way because it's the right thing to do? No. They do it because that's the way it's always been done. Besides, it's better to be the "big monkey in charge," than one of the new guys.

You know, I don't care if the latest mud thrown on Congressman DeLay is valid or not, he needs to go. He is a blatant example of the good-old boy, corrupt, 5-monkey political system we have here, where there''s the way it should be, and the way it is.

Mr words to him: Guess what asshole...the people didn't elect you in order for you to line your pockets, but you're doing a good job milking the rest of the country for their gain! They may call you the "Teflon Texan," but I have a better word... Dick.


1 comment:

  1. Tom Delay is a perfect example of why you should not support corporations that donate to conservatives. Take your money elsewhere.

    Vote with your wallet.

    Here is a list of corporations and there political affiliation.

    These two corporations contribute and donate the most to the Progressive Liberal movement. They are "Working Assets" long distance and wireless, and "Progressive Auto Insurance".

    Please tell your friends about these websites. Feel free to cut and copy this to other blogs, message boards, and email.