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The Law of the Jungle

It's a jungle out there...
THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE

Once upon a time, in the deep jungle, lived a Lion and a Monkey... One day the Monkey, tired of the Lion always taking the LION'S SHARE, and seeing that such injustice represented a danger to all the species of the jungle, demanded JUSTICE... The Lion, yawning and stretching, said, "You would have to have paws and sharp teeth..." Then the Monkey, who was very clever, devised a plan: He would go to the costume store, and look like a lion...

When the Lion saw him, noticing that the new lion wasn't a match for him, and fearing COMPETITION, killed him on the spot --before the indifferent look of the little animals of the jungle... And that's how the Law of the Jungle was re-established one more time...

NOTE: Other monkeys survived him...

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um... 27.Jun.2004 21:46

kik

I dont get the point, you are saying dont pretend to be powerful because you will be killed?

the moral of the story 03.Jul.2004 19:21

DonQuijote

"I dont get the point, you are saying dont pretend to be powerful because you will be killed?"

The moral is: Don't pretend to be a lion unless you got real teeth and paws. The big lion admits smaller predators as partners in crime, but never as competition. If you must face a lion, use your own weapons, or better yet, use you intelligence to outwit the beast. Once you dress like a lion, YOU ARE A LION.

The key though lies in the little animals who are indifferent because: a) They are fearful; b) They don't connect that the same lion who's full today, will be hungry tomorrow; and c) They only see a fight between lions, in which case there ain't nothing in it for them...

The hope lies in the Proles, so to speak... ;)