Of Sheep, Sheepdogs, Shepherds and Wolves

The sheep, or as many call them, the sheeple, are content to graze in the pasture of television and newspapers, living their lives without a care in the world.  Some are true believers, biting at every sprig of lusciously painted foliage offered.  Most, however, are satisfied with the sustenance their current enclosure provides them. Cyprus?  Drones?  It doesn't matter to them; they go on with their lives oblivious to the world around them as long as they have March Madness and Honey Boo-Boo. Since they obey the law, why should they care?  Surely, the government is here to protect them.  They're good citizens.  In fact, the government is supposed to take care of them, isn't it? Enter the sheepdogs -- armed servants whose job is to protect the sheep from the wolves.  Most, if not all, would acclaim that they are noble creatures.  After all, they are the ones laying their lives on the line to protect the defenseless.  Noble creatures,...(Read Full Post)