Aesops Fable Friday.
A Stag fell sick and lay in a clearing in the forest, too weak to move from the spot.
When the news of his illness spread, a number of the other beasts came to inquire after his health. They one and all nibbled a little of the grass that grew round the invalid until at last there was not a blade within his reach.
In a few days he began to mend, but was still too feeble to get up and go in search of fodder; and thus he perished miserably of hunger owing to the thoughtlessness of his friends.
Moral of the story: Thoughtless friends can be as bad as enemies.
What a horribly sad and painful tale. These are some brutal stories and I thought for a moment that we ought to sugar coat some of them a bit. But no - that wouldn't be right and it wouldn't be true to the brutality of life at times. In any case, the Aesops Fable is supposed to teach us something. It warns us of the pitfalls so that we may avoid them. I don't think that the human race is one that learns its lessons well or easily. We keep making the same mistakes all through history. It ought not be that way. It is up to us to 'teach our children well'. We certainly can't trust the leftists to do it - - and they are the ones in charge of education right now. The confusion and the inability to make the distinction between right and wrong, the thoughtless opinions and ignorance of history on the part of most young adults - the deliberate equivocating on the part of our media - are all a testament to the ones in charge of public education.