Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Scorpion and the Frog fable! Manchester bomber Salman Abedi and his brother were rescued by the Royal Navy from Libya chaos

I just saw this headline and didn't dig into the actual story but my instant reaction was the fable of the Scorpion and the Frog...via Wikipedia...
A scorpion asks a frog to carry it across a river. The frog hesitates, afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, they would both drown. Considering this, the frog agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When the frog asks the scorpion why, the scorpion replies that it was in its nature to do so.
Almost every culture has a variation on this story.

Unknown to most today, fables of old were often dark, ended horrifically and were designed to warn children of the dangers of the world...in short they warned that acts of kindness could often lead to the death of not only yourself but your loved ones.

The Royal Navy performed an act of kindness and because of it the British people suffered.

If this doesn't mirror the fable then nothing does.

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