Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The monkey can't let go


Darwin Was Right
We are descended from monkeys. There is no other explanation.

January 12, 2011

Pondering Whither America, I reflected on a story, probably apocryphal but which I am going to believe because I like it, about catching monkeys. Tribesmen somewhere craft a heavy pot with a hole in it large enough that a monkey could insert an open hand, but not withdraw a closed fist. They then put monkey food in the pot. The monkey reaches in, grabs the food and, refusing to let go when the hunters approach, is caught and eaten.

Here we have our politics in a paragraph. The American national monkey can’t let go. The party is over, boys and girls, but we aren’t going to adapt.



  1. I have seen these traps in action...and it's amazing to watch just how effective they are!

    You would think we would learn from them!