MacAesops Fables #5 – The Bat, the Birds, and the Beasts

Our fifth Sunday outpouring of sanctimony and self-righteous morality to be taken as seriously as the Labouring party’s election commitments in Bradford

Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, Here I am, Stuck in the middle with you, said a slightly taken aback bat, yesterday.

A GREAT conflict was about to come off between the Birds and the Beasts.  When the two armies were collected together the Bat hesitated which to join.  The Birds that passed his perch said: “Come with us“; but they thought they heard the bat say: “I am a Beast.”  Later on, some Beasts who were passing underneath him looked up and said: “Come with us“; but they thought they heard the bat say: “I am a Bird.”  Luckily at the last moment peace was made, and no battle took place, so the Bat came to the Birds and wished to join in the rejoicings, but they all turned against him and he had to fly away.  He then went to the Beasts, but soon had to beat a retreat, or else they would have torn him to pieces.  “Ah,” said the Bat, “I see now;

“He that is neither one thing nor the other has no friends.”

Analysis: There are polarised partisan elements hard at work on both sides of the independence debate. Loonier elements are want to hear only what agrees with their world view. Thankfully there are enough batty types out there to make the argument less black and white. They shouldn’t expect to make to make too many friends though.

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