Joe Paterno is in a grave and Jesse Jackson Jr in a treatment center, yet the vultures continue to circle. It’s the way modern society functions. First build a pedestal, then crush it. You get a high twice!
While alumni and voters join the media in swooping in to pick the carcasses dry, there’s this hypocritical squawk about justice. Nothing wrong with justice so long as we wear its weight on our own shoulders as well. Anyone remember that great punchline: “He who is without sin let him cast the first stone…”
No sense here in defending the victims or in victimizing their defenders. We’re all part of this vulture culture. At one time such things as family honor motivated us to take up the sword in noble revenge. Now we do it with pen. It’s really true: The pen can be mightier than the sword.
Whether the media, the paparazzi, or we are right or wrong, the vulture in us needs satisfaction. Gnawing on some occasional sun-drenched body parts fills that need very nicely. Only even vultures only devour what they find, they don’t manufacture their own prey like we do.
How to survive these winged monsters? There’s the Donald Trump Way: You thrive on it. There’s another but long neglected way:You act with such strict honor that there’s little for the vultures to find. Lets see, looking around the field of battle, it’s easy to spot the Trumps thriving in the glare of attention. They proudly live by the rule: “Survival of the fittest because let face it we’re best fit to survive!” As for that other way, that honor thing: “If that’s your best hold card in this game, you lose!”
Footnote > At the end of the game, the vultures get all the players. The only difference then is some of the carcasses are wearing finer clothes.
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