Sheep, Wolves, and Other Species
Much discourse concerning interpersonal interactions centers around the wolves and the sheep. Apparently there are wolves; apparently there are sheep; and apparently there are wolves in sheeps' clothing.
I am not concerned with any of the above.
The wolves can take care of themselves, and the sheep have their shepherds. Neither the one nor the other interests me. My interest is in what exists outside of that Christian metaphor.
I am interested in lions and tigers. I am interested in gazelles. I am interested in the dolphins. I am interested in things that are rare and beautiful and that are not clicheed.
In fact, the wolves and the sheep work together. The shepherd sends the wolves to clear the land of all other species; the sheep then come in and overgraze the place. Will some of the wolves go after some of the sheep? Will some of them wear sheeps' clothing? I cannot see why not. But before they got to the sheep, they massacred everything else that stood in the sheeps' way, and the sheep owe the wolves a huge favor.
I have no interest in either of these species. There are far too many of both the sheep and the wolves, and not nearly enough of other, more interesting and more beautiful, forms of life. Both the sheep and the wolves have been persecutorial to those other species, and they have been especially persecutorial to those of the other species who were born in their midst.
And their attempt to portray anything that is not a sheep as a wolf is not only manifest ignorance but, more significantly, a form of population control in order to prevent anything that is not a sheep from coming into existence.
The people who owe their whole lifestyle to wholescale slaughter of everything that stood in their way have no business claiming persecution in case an occasional minor jerk does some occasional minor jerk thing. Their whole way of life is based upon real extermination of things that are in many respects superior to themselves. That they do not care about such things but howl bloody murder when an occasional wolf makes his true colors known shows that they do not deserve sympathy for being at the receiving end of such internal attacks.
As far as the rest of the world is concerned, the sheep and the wolves are a part of the same force. And true liberty, like true understanding, comes from going outside of where sheep and wolves congregate and seeing what else exists in the world.