Sorry, I couldn’t help it. It reminds me of a cat we used to have.
It will probably give some people will screaming heebee jeebees. Those people might be paranoid-just a little bit. After all, the disorder is defined as believing that somebody is always watching or observing you with ulterior motives or evil intent.
Now-that said, it is the anniversary of an infamous event here in the USA-September 11 2001. Like December 7, 1941 when Japanese war planes flew into Pearl Harbor, HI, and bombed our Navy fleet to hell and gone, we don’t forget those that died or those that fought back in so many ways. But we learn from those mistakes, too, thank God.
In the case of Pearl Harbor, our fleet does not allow but a certain number of ships to be docked at any one time in the harbor. The rest must remain at sea. Photography of the yard is forbidden now. Schofield Barracks is never totally ‘at ease’-there is always some level of alert. There are other measures of course-none of which are discussed with civilians. I was privileged to visit the U S S Arizona’s resting site-which I’ll never forget. The National Cemetery there is also quietly inspiring-it gets to you in ways that you do not expect.
The attack on the World Trade Center towers was then, and still is, one of the most audacious and vicious of terrorist strikes ever conceived. The use of commerical jetliners as, essentially, flying bombs defies both morals and ethics in every human convention known. You just do not use innocent people’s lives as a weapon-that was what was so completely stunning about it. It was also what elicited the visceral rage that was the response to it. Unfortunately, that was exactly was the planners wanted from us. I don’t think to this day that our leaders could have put a lid on the reaction. It was much too powerful.
However, because of that reaction and the ongoing hostilities since, we have created more and more people who really are out to get us. So now we are justified in feeling paranoid-they really ARE out to get us. I’d like to think that use of some ‘horse herd’ psychology might change that. Why? Well, someday, the oil is going to run out. Then all they’ll have is sand-again.
Horses fight, yes-but they rarely turn vicious on their own. They’ll kick, bite, squeal-and the loser will trot off to stand at a distance. Now the loser might stay at a distance and just hang around hoping for another chance or might wander off to join a band of other losers. Point being-nobody has a reason for paranoia.
So why can’t humans use a method similar to this? Answer: Probably because herds are run by mares and humans are led by the males. Hmmmm.