THE "SILLY GOATS" BLUFF!
I love fairy tales! They are found in all languages, among all peoples. They give insight into character and provide humor at its finest!
The Norse have a tale called "THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF" and this is a parody on the tale!
For those who are not familiar with the story, it can be found on the internet. However, a super-short version goes like this: The Three Billy Goats Gruff were headed for a mountain pasture to grow big and fat on the rich grass. They had to cross a bridge to get there, and under the bridge lived a nasty, nasty TROLL! When the Smallest crossed, the Troll threatened to eat him, and the little goat assured the Troll that his bigger brother was bigger and tastier. The dumb, greedy Troll fell for that line. When the Middle Size crossed the bridge the same thing happened! The dumb troll was fooled again! When the Biggest Billy Goat Gruff appeared, the Troll got his comeuppance, getting booted into the river by someone bigger than him! Greed, it seems, is universal!
In our political side-show arena today, we have THE THREE SILLY GOATS BLUFF! None of them are particularly tasty, none of them have anything useful to say or do, but grow fat on the green grass produced by the rest of the population. They are some of the biggest phonies on the planet! The one masquerades as a Cannibal King from the South Seas who loves to rule by fiat!
He is famous for "Dupe and Change," his marvelous policy of a fine future for America and the world. He is known for his love of teleprompters! He is also known for writing illegal, dictatorial and stupid Presidential Executive Orders designed to circumvent the rule of Constitutional Law! And he loves to appoint his political cronies to jobs for which they have little qualification, except to turn everything upside down! In short, he is a dream machine! What is there NOT to like about this man and his monkey-shines??!
The other is a wanna-be feminist who hates women, and who snuggles up to the Cannibal King, saying she is making history by showing off her lying eyes! Don't they just make the most purr-fect, dreamy couple?! Just imagine with me for a minute, if you will, the dark, dreary liars and lawbreakers they could produce together! She is best known as the Killer of Benghazi, the distributor of Secret e mails, and being Too Big to Prosecute for any crime!
No wonder His Royal Majesty thinks she is the only candidate "fit to rule!" All she needs is a crown and we can call her "Queen Pillary!" What a gem! What is even more inspiring is the chanting, praising Sheeple out there, egging her on! I wonder what they are being paid for their performance? Yes sir, good people, all we need is another four years of these two "Silly Goats Bluff!"
Oh, but wait, there is one more out there! He is the big overgrown, pompous one, THE BIGGEST BILLY GOAT OF THEM ALL! And he has the biggest horns with which he will dispatch all the problems of the world! Folks, it does not get any better than this!
Ronald/McDonald Dump is probably the most interesting, and the biggest Billy Goat to come along in a long, long time! He has a history of being a big business man, has gone broke off and on, has lots of connections that are suspect, has a huge sense of humor, has brought up subjects considered taboo in the press, and in general, has managed to attract the attention of the electorate! He is most famous for his line "You're Fired!"
So, now that the "candidates" have all been "selected," they all engage in the time-tested game of mud-slinging! Its bread and circus time, folks! Enjoy it while you can, because absolutely nothing will change, only the name on the door and the date on the calendar. Wars will continue, living beyond our means will continue, our borders will stay open and our problems will grow. Would I LIKE to see some honest changes? Oh, yes! But, trends in motion often stay in motion until something very hard changes them. It will be interesting to watch the show, of course, and see IF Ronald/McDonald Dump will succeed in firing anyone! So, enjoy it while you can!
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I hope your will excuse me...but I do not intend to take this side-show by the THREE SILLY GOATS BLUFF too seriously. I think I will go out and tend to my beans, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash instead! They never lie to me, are true to their kind, are always productive and provide me with tasty, nutritious food. Now that, good people, is true politics and good economics at its best!
Billy Goat artwork is taken from a Norwegian Language book for Fourth Graders, the cartoon "His Royal Majesty" is signed by the cartoonist, and the other images are from CNN.
Parody by Harald Hesstvedt Scharnhorst