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Monkey business

26 Oct

If you start with a cage  containing five monkeys and inside the cage,
hang a banana on a string from the top and then you place a set of
stairs under the banana, before long a monkey will go to the stairs and
climb toward the banana.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with
cold water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result all the
other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another
monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away remove one monkey from the cage and
replace it with a new one.

The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To
his shock, all of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him. After
another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the
stairs he will be assaulted.

Next, remove another of the original five monkeys, replacing it with a new one.
The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer
takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the “team”.

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by the
fourth, then the fifth.  Every time the newest monkey takes to the
stairs, he is attacked.

Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were not
permitted to climb the  stairs. Neither do they know why they are
participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

Finally, having replaced all of  the original monkeys, none of the
remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.
Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for
the banana.  Why, you ask?  Because in their minds that is the way it has
always been!


This, my friends, is how  Congress operates and this is why, from time to time:


ALL OF THE MONKEYS NEED TO BE REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME. THE ABOVE
LOGIC IS COMPELLING AND THE TIMING IS LONG OVERDUE!!

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4 Comments

Posted by on October 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “Monkey business

  1. Dannyboy53

    October 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    This is BRILLIANT! Especially recognizing we have 535 monkeys in Congress.

     
  2. The Soffitrat

    October 27, 2013 at 11:12 am

    And a couple of real ones in the White House! Wonder if they assault each other on the staircase to go upstairs?

     
  3. rogerunited

    December 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Is the banana liberty or tyranny?

     
    • The Soffitrat

      December 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm

      hummm… Great question! I suppose it depends on what you want it to be.

       

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