Wednesday, January 16, 2013

When one has a wicked nature


During each epoch, man has tried to prevail. However, when one people, when one nation has power and is in a hegemonic position, then it ends up doing many mistakes, in order to prevail and accumulate more wealth and power. This it does with any means possible. Aesop here verifies this through one of his fables, “The Cat and the Cock”.
‘A cat who had caught a cock wanted to give a plausible reason for devouring it. So she accused it of annoying people by crowing at night and disturbing their sleep.
The cock defended himself by saying that he did it to be helpful. For, if he woke people up, it was to summon them to their accustomed work.


Then the cat produced another grievance and accused the cock of insulting Nature by his relationship with his mother and sisters.
The cock replied that in this also he was serving his master’s interests; since it was thanks to this that the chickens laid lots of eggs.
“A well”, cried the cat, “I’m not going to go without food just because you can produce a lot of justifications”. And she ate the cock.
This fable, clearly shows that someone with a wicked nature who is determined to do wrong, when he cannot do so in the guise of a good man, does his evil deeds openly.

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