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Monkeys and term limits


PSYCHOLOGY 101 ? - Behavior Experiment

    You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and inside the cage
    you hang a banana on a string, and then you place a set of stairs
    under the banana.

    Before long a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
    You then spray ALL the monkeys with cold water.

    After a while, another monkey makes an attempt. As soon as he
    touches the stairs, you spray ALL the monkeys with cold water.

    Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the
    other monkeys will try to prevent it.

    Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and
    replace it with a new monkey.

    The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs.
    To his shock, ALL of the other monkeys beat the crap out of him.
    After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb
    the stairs he will be assaulted.

    Next, remove another of the original four monkeys, replacing it with
    a new monkey.

    The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked.

    The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment – with enthusiasm
    -- because he is now part of the "team."

    Then, replace a third original monkey with a new monkey, followed by
    the fourth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is

    Now, the monkeys that are beating him up have no idea why they were
    not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are
    participating in the beating of the newest monkey.

    Having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining
    monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless,
    not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.

    Why, you ask?

    Because in their minds, that is the way it has always been!
    This is how today's House, and Senate, and the entitlement crowd,
    operates, and this is why, from time to time, ALL of the monkeys

    DISCLAIMER: This is meant as no disrespect to monkeys.

Entry #196


jarasanComment by jarasan - June 27, 2015, 9:59 pm
Very excellent comparison. TY.

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