A carnivorous pitcher plant captures and eats a bird in an English nursery
The BBC has the story. While larger pitcher plants frequently capture and “eat” frogs, lizards, and mice, it is only the second time that such a plant has been documented eating a bird. Which is about as rare as a liberal or mainstream conservative opposing the importation of Islam into the West.
This being posted at VFR, I can’t help by feel that is intended to be some kind of political metaphor for the times. Speaking of metaphors, that new Planet of the Apes movie (the rising or revolution, or whatever it’s called) is a perfect reflection of the state of modern liberal democracy. I won’t see it, but how accurate of the Great Leveling to be represented by a horde of apes clamoring for power. That’s what we have today: equality means the opinions of Britney Spears are as relevant (or more so) than the teaching of the Church Fathers. Planet of the Apes indeed. This is not science fiction fantasy, it’s autobiography.LA replies:
You wrote: “This being posted at VFR, I can’t help by feel that is intended to be some kind of political metaphor for the times.”
Posted by Lawrence Auster at August 06, 2011 11:22 AM | Send