(Oh, how I hope I'm a DEAD WRONG stupid laocoon about these comments - that no trojon horse is outside the gates...)
For all you lurkers, DUers, and folks in Rio Linda, and Palm Beach county this is (a) Laocoon:
What is a 'Laocoön'?
As it turns out, the original Laocoön was a person, a priest of Troy who warned his fellow Trojans about 'Greeks bearing gifts' in an effort to keep them from admitting the famous Horse within the walls; he threw his spear at it to show them that it was hollow. Somewhat later, as he was sacrificing to Poseidon, a pair of sea monsters emerged from the waves and killed him and his two sons in the fashion of boa constrictors. The Trojans took this to mean the gods were mad at him for striking the horse, and after he died they brought it right in to the city.
posted on 01/24/2004 7:48:43 AM PST
("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
FWIW, the general parable is more associated with the idea of "kill the messenger", but not really, b/c it has to do with how folks ignore warnings in general, on a psychological level.
Christ, btw, was the ultimate laocoon ... he provided warnings, but today as then, too few listen.
All this reality of history notwithstanding, I choose to attempt anyway to forestall the erosion of American Liberty. I DO HOPE INDEED, that I am just a silly chicken little, however.
posted on 01/24/2004 12:41:26 PM PST
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