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Congressional Monkeys

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posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 01:30 PM
 A friend sent me a E-mail talking about term limits and how congress is garbage. I agree with him whole heartedly this morning he sent me this so I thought I would share.

> 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.

edit on 29-9-2013 by Grimpachi because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 01:40 PM
reply to post by Grimpachi

Thanks for sharing!!! I just sent it to my Congressman and Senator!

posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 01:47 PM
reply to post by Grimpachi

I use this same story to explain to people how Marine Corps policy is made.

Yup, it works for congress too. How sad.

posted on Sep, 29 2013 @ 01:55 PM
There is another story, by Aristotle if I remember correctly about a ruler who was very tyrannical and abusive of his people.

Eventually the people get upset enough to rise up against him, they form a mob and march on his castle. While charging through town on their way to him someone in the crowd sees an old lady just sitting there watching the people go by.

"Surely you do not like the conditions we live under, are you not going to help us overthrow him?" asks the young man.

She responds, "when I was your age we also had a tyrannical ruler and we, like you, stormed his castle and took him out of power. He was replaced by a ruler that was even more harsh and yet again, we marched on him and removed him. He was replaced by another ruler even more terrible, currently the man your marching on now. I think that I am afraid of who will replace him once you succeed."

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