The Dung Beetle versus the Pied Piper..

Dung Beetle 1

 (The Dung Beetle, a.k.a. – Scarab)

Dung beetles are beetles that feed partly or exclusively on feces. All of these species belong to the superfamily Scarabaeoidea; most of them to the subfamilies Scarabaeinae and Aphodiinae of the family Scarabaeidae. This beetle can also be referred to as the scarab beetle. As most species of Scarabaeinae feed exclusively on feces, that subfamily is often dubbed true dung beetles. There are dung-feeding beetles which belong to other families, such as the Geotrupidae (the earth-boring dung beetle). The Scarabaeinae alone comprises more than 5,000 species.

Many dung beetles, known as rollers, are noted for rolling dung into round balls, which are used as a food source or brooding chambers. Other dung beetles, known as tunnelers, bury the dung wherever they find it. A third group, the dwellers, neither roll nor burrow: they simply live in manure. They are often attracted by the dung burrowing owls collect. (Source Wikipedia).

 The Pied Piper 1

 (The Pied Piper)

The Pied Piper of Hamelin (German: Rattenfänger von Hameln) is the subject of a legend concerning the departure or death of a great many children from the town of Hamelin (Hameln), Lower Saxony, Germany, in the Middle Ages. The earliest references describe a piper, dressed in multicolored clothing, leading the children away from the town never to return. In the 16th century the story was expanded into a full narrative, in which the piper is a rat-catcher hired by the town to lure rats away with his magic pipe. When the citizenry refuses to pay for this service, he retaliates by turning his magic on their children, leading them away as he had the rats. This version of the story spread as a fairy tale. This version has also appeared in the writings of, among others, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Brothers Grimm and Robert Browning.

The story may reflect a historical event in which Hamelin lost its children. Theories have been proposed suggesting that the Pied Piper is a symbol of the children’s death by plague or catastrophe. Other theories liken him to figures like Nicholas of Cologne, who is said to have lured away a great number of children on a disastrous Children’s Crusade. A recent theory ties the departure of Hamelin’s children to the Ostsiedlung, in which a number of Germans left their homes to colonize Eastern Europe. It is also a story about paying those who are due. (Source Wikipedia).

The poor and disenfranchised in America don’t actually believe in the Pied Piper or Tinker bell, albeit, I believe that in their heart of hearts, they definitely want to!

 Tinkerbell 1a

 (Tinker Bell)

Tinker Bell (often misspelled as Tinkerbell, also referred to as Tink for short), is a fictional character from J. M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan and its 1911 novelization Peter and Wendy. She has appeared in multiple film and television adaptations of the Peter Pan stories, in particular the 1953 animated Walt Disney picture Peter Pan. She also appears in the official sequel Peter Pan in Scarlet by Geraldine McCaughrean and commissioned by GreatOrmond StHospital as well as the “Peter and the Starcatchers” book series by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry.

At first only a supporting character described by her creator as “a common fairy”, her animated incarnation was a hit and has since become a widely recognized unofficial mascot of The Walt Disney Company, and the centerpiece of its Disney Fairies media franchise. In her animated form she leaves a trail of twinkling pixie dust. (Source Wikipedia).

 Barack Obama - Pied Piper perso

In this writers (considered opinion) the vast majority of folks that voted to reelect Barack Obama in 2012, were individuals still mesmerized by Barack Obama’s charisma and likeness to the Pied Piper.

 dung beetle or scarab 1

 (Dung Beetle, and/or Scarab).

..but not to worry, the above Egyptian pictograph confirms that kings and the pharaohs have appreciated the dung beetle throughout the centuries for its contribution to their wealth and comfort.

Accordingly, all you good folks that voted for Barack Obama, can take solace and pride in yourselves for providing him and his family with another four years of status, luxury, and comfort while you are rolling your ball of dung aimlessly to nowhere…

Because, once again America has chosen to make the wealthy wealthier, and the poor and disenfranchised poorer, and even more disenfranchised.

 homeless in the snow 4a

This time when you lose your home, be sure to take all your socks and all your blankets, because it’s gonna be cold for a long time.

Too late for thinking now, I’ll be back tomorrow


Crusader Rabbit…

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