Sunday, August 7, 2011

A Political Allegory

I see this video as an allegory of US politics. Two parties who busy themselves in "competitive" politics...

So who's who in this drama? I see the harvester ants as the grimly determined Democrats busy trying to eke a living out of a tough patch of ground. I see the night ants as the Republicans, a party more dedicated to destroying everything around it (blocking the harvester nests) than concentrating on their own job at hand (seed collecting). The Republicans were willing to sink the US economy in its debt ceiling fight than to find a compromise and a "live and let live compromise", the balanced approach, that was required.

I love ants. I hate Republicans.

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