Toxic chimp

Toxic ChimpI’ve been content to think of George Dubya as an ugly little monkey, as dangerous as he is rabid perhaps. But -and this is no joke- the comparison vastly undersells monkeys.

A recent study involving elephants recognizing themselves in mirrors made the distinction more clear. “Humans, great apes, dolphins and elephants, well known for their superior intelligence and complex social systems, are thought to possess the highest forms of empathy and altruism in the animal kingdom.” George it’s painfully obvious, and fatally obvious to too many, doesn’t score there.

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  1. Avatar Marie says:

    I don’t know if George Bush is a monkey or not. I do know that in the latest Star Wars movie, Revenge of the Sith, Anakin says to Obi Wan, “If you’re not with me you’re against me.” Of course, everyone knows that this didn’t originate with George Lucas, or with George Dubya, but with my home boy, Jesus. Oddly, Jesus also says “If you’re not against me you’re with me.” Well, this would certainly seem to imply that we can be anywhere we want and still be welcome in Jesus Camp.

    Yes? Well, maybe not. There is one pesky little verse in the Book of Revelation that seems to imply that wishy washiness is offensive to the Almighty. It goes a little something like this: “I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth!” Eeek.

    I guess we should take a lesson from elephants and great apes and start displaying some seriously committed empathy and altruism. I, for one, do not relish the idea of being a divine lugie.

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