Friday, April 10, 2015

Bees won't sting idiots


Revisiting a theme from Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn...

Jim said bees wouldn't sting idiots; but I didn't believe that, because I had tried them lots of times myself, and they wouldn't sting me.

I'm almost sure Mr. Clemens had a great time thinking about this aphorism, just imagining how many idiots would go right out and try it.

In very revealealing current events, Mr. Obama assures children playing on the White House lawn.  “Oh no, it’s a bee. That’s OK, guys. Bees are good, they won’t land on you. They won’t sting you, they’ll be OK."

Little doubt, Mr. Obama wishes that we would believe with all our fairy-story-loving hearts in the benevolence of bees and other living things.  This all-too-common but wholly unrealistic view of the natural world is the basis for much of the current administration's policies, included the foreign affairs being "negotiated" by Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry with Iran.  But the facts contradict such an optimistic view of the bees, and the world in general.

Bees are "good".  They serve a useful role in nature.  Which commonly includes stinging those they see as threatening to the welfare of the beehive.  Notwithstanding fairy-tale wishes from naive political leaders.  Unfortunately, the bees are totally illiterate, they don't seem to share Mr. Obama's optimistic fairy-story view of world affairs.

Apparently the White House features, among other things, its own politically-correct beehive, that servants at the White House exploit to get honey.  For which it has its own purposes, including beer-making.

Bees do sting idiots.  I've tried it many times. When I give them the opportunity, the bees always sting me with the greatest enthusiasm.  They are apparently believers in the doctrine of non-discrimination - they don't bother to practice forbearance based on their assessment of the idiocy of the subject.  I have no doubt they will sting Mr. Obama and his useful idiots, given a fair chance.

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