VIRTUAL CAPITALISM 101: the series
By Saul Rothbart
Social media is all the rage these days. So is anti-social media.
In the blogosphere, both are methods used to “sell” ideas.
Two fables about scorpions:
Scorpion Fable (#1)
One day, a turtle passed by a scorpion on a river bank.
The scorpion asked the turtle; “Can I hop a ride with you to get to the other side?”
The turtle looked quizzically at the scorpion and replied: “Why would I want to do that? It’s in your nature to sting.”
The scorpion looked back earnestly at the turtle and stated the obvious: “Since I can’t swim, if I sting you, we’ll both drown.”
The turtle thought for a moment and seeing the logic agreed to take the scorpion across the river.
Halfway across the river, the scorpion suddenly lunged from the back of the turtle’s shell, grabbed the turtle’s head with its claws and snapped its tail stinging the hapless turtle with its venom.
The turtle, floundering and sinking cried out; “Why did you do that? You can’t swim and now we’re both going to drown!”
To which the scorpion replied with her last breath; “It’s my nature!”
Scorpion Fable (#2)
A turtle walking along a river bank came across a scorpion lying flat on it’s back, legs thrashing in the air.
Stopping for a moment, the turtle watched a man come to its aid , taking hold of the scorpion and turning it over right-side.
Gaining its footing, the scorpion instinctively struck the man’s hand with it’s tail.
Stumbling a few steps, the scorpion then tripped and landed on his back again, legs flaying in the air.
The turtle then watched the man take hold of the scorpion, once again turning it over right-side.
And as before, just as the scorpion gained its footing, stung the man’s hand. Walking over to the man, the turtle cautioned; “Don’t you know a scorpion’s nature is to sting?”
The man looked at the turtle and replied; “My nature is to help!”
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