Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Scorpion and the Frog

Remember the parable of the scorpion and the frog where the scorpion pleads with the frog to carry him across the river on his back?

The frog resists because he believes the scorpion will sting him and kill him. But the scorpion convinces the frog that he wouldn’t sting him because if he did, the frog would drown and take him with him. The frog finally agrees to carry the scorpion across the river.

Sure enough, half way across the river, the frog feels the sting of the scorpion’s barb and the paralyzing poison flowing through his body. As the frog fades into death, he protests to the scorpion, “Look what you’ve done! You’ve stung me and I am dying! Now we will both drown!”

The scorpion answered, “Of course I did. I’m a scorpion. That’s what I do.”

At this point, we should not be surprised about anything Iran and North Korea do.