Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Die Fabel vom Frosch und vom Skorpion

„A scorpion meets a frog on the bank of a stream and asks the frog to carry him across on his back. The frog asks, ,How do I know you won't sting me?‘ The scorpion answers, ,Because if I do, I'll drown along with you.‘ So the frog, bowing to the logic of the scorpion's answer, sets out across the stream with the scorpion on his back. About midstream, the scorpion stings the frog, who is paralyzed and starts to sink – as does the scorpion. ,Why?” the dying frog asks. ,Because it’s my nature‘, the scorpion replies.“

HAROLD MEYERSON in seiner Kolumne mit dem Titel „The GOP holds out for more on the debt standoff“ in der heutigen Online-Ausgabe der „Washington Post“.