THE SWALLOW AND THE BLACKBIRDS
It happened that a farmer was sowing some hemp seeds in a
field where a Swallow and some blackbirds were hopping about picking food.
"Beware of that man," quoth the Swallow.
"Why, what is he
doing?" said, the blackbirds.
"That is hemp seed he is sowing; be
careful to pick up everyone of the seeds, or else you will repent it."
The blackbirds paid no heed to the Swallow's
words, and by and by the hemp grew up and
was made into cord, and of the cords nets were made, and many a blackbird that
had despised the Swallow's advice
was caught in nets made out of that very hemp.
"DESTROY THE SEED OF
OR IT WILL GROW UP TO
THE LION AND THE STATUE
A Roman and a lion were discussing the relative strength of
men and lions in general.
The Roman contended that he and his countrymen
were stronger than lions by reason of
their greater intelligence.
"Come now with me," the Roman cried, "and I will soon prove that
I am right."
So the Roman took the Lion into
gardens and showed him a statue of
Hercules overcoming a Lion and tearing his mouth in two.
"That is all
very well," said the Lion, "but proves nothing, for it was a man who made the
"WE CAN EASILY REPRESENT ANYTHING
WISH IT TO BE."
THE WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING A Wolf found great difficulty in getting at the sheep owing to the
vigilance of the shepherd and his
dogs. But one day it found the skin of a
sheep that had been flayed and thrown aside, so it put it on over its own pelt
and strolled down among the sheep.
The lamb that belonged to the sheep,
whose skin the Wolf was wearing, began to follow the Wolf in the Sheep's
clothing; so, leading the lamb a little apart, he soon made a meal off her, and
for some time he succeeded in deceiving the sheep, and enjoying hearty
"APPEARANCES ARE DECEPTIVE."
BELLING THE CAT The mice had a general council to consider what measures they
could take to outwit their enemy, the
this, and some said that; but at last a young mouse got up and said he had a
proposal to make, which he thought would meet the case.
"You will all
agree," said he, "that our chief danger consists in the sly and treacherous
manner in which the enemy approaches
us. Now, if we could receive some signal of her approach, we could easily
escape from her. I venture, therefore, to propose that a small bell be
procured, and attached by a ribbon round the neck of the
Cat. By this means we should
always know when she was about, and could easily retire while she was in the
This proposal met with general applause, until an old
mouse got up and said: "That is all very well, but who is to bell the
looked at one another and nobody spoke. Then the old mouse said:
"IT IS EASY TO PROPOSE
THE FOOL AND THE COUNTRYMAN
At a country fair there was a fool who made all the people laugh by
imitating the cries of various animals. He
finished off by squeaking so like a pig that the spectators thought that he had
a porker concealed about him.
But a farmer who stood by said: "Call
that a pig's squeak. Nothing like it. You give me till tomorrow and I will show
you what it's like."
The audience laughed, but next
day, sure enough, the farmer appeared on
the stage, and putting his head down squealed so hideously that the spectators,
hissed and threw stones at him to make him stop.
fools" he cried, "see what you have
been hissing," and held up a little pig whose ear he had been pinching to make
him utter the squeals.
"MEN OFTEN APPLAUD IMITATION AND HISS AT
THE ANT AND THE GRASSHOPPER In a field, one fine
summer day, a Grasshopper
was hopping about, chirping, singing and munching to his heart's content.
An Ant passed by, bearing along with great toil a kernel of corn.
"Why not eat the corn then come and dance and sing with me," said the
Grasshopper, "instead of toiling that way?"
"I am helping to lay up
food for the winter," said
the Ant, "and recommend you to do the same."
"Why worry about
winter?" said the
Grasshopper; "there is plenty of food."
The Ant went on its way and
continued its toil.
winter came the
Grasshopper had no food, and found
itself dying of hunger, while it saw the ants distributing corn and grain every
day from the stash they had collected in the
"BEST PREPARE FOR DAYS OF
- attributed to Aesop,
Greek storyteller and moralist
back to stacks
This web site is not a commercial web site and
is presented for educational purposes only.
This website defines a new
perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious
practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This
web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the
Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which
requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church
buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has
enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are
spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against
individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a
This web site in no way condones violence. To the
contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring
due to the international corporate cartels desire to control the human race.
The international corporate cartel already controls the world central banking
system, mass media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment
complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of
self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization
is based on cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a
American social mores and values have declined precipitously over
the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more
power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general
through mass media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed
into the population through prior mass media psychological operations. The
results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social
structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a
perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the
bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the
corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which
further their purposes.
All views and opinions presented on this web
site are the views and opinions of individual human men and women that, through
their writings, showed the capacity for intelligent, reasonable, rational,
insightful and unpopular thought. All factual information presented on this web
site is believed to be true and accurate and is presented as originally
presented in print media which may or may not have originally presented the
facts truthfully. Opinion and thoughts have been adapted, edited, corrected,
redacted, combined, added to, re-edited and re-corrected as nearly all opinion
and thought has been throughout time but has been done so in the spirit of the
original writer with the intent of making his or her thoughts and opinions
clearer and relevant to the reader in the present time.
Fair Use Notice
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has
not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making
such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of criminal
justice, human rights, political, economic, democratic,
scientific, and social justice
issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted
material as provided for in section 107 of the United States Copyright Law. In
accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is
distributed without profit to those
who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for
research and educational purposes. For more information see:
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted
material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you
must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
© Lawrence Turner
All Rights Reserved