PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

Is D for Dunce or Donkey ?

Subject:           GENESIS OF BUREAUCRACY

 
 

Once upon a time there was a king who wanted to go fishing.

 

He called the royal weather forecaster and enquired  as to the weather forecast for the next few hours.

 

The weatherman assured him that there was no chance of rain in the coming days.

 

So the king went fishing with his wife, the queen.On the way he met a farmer on his donkey.Upon seeing the king the farmer said, “Your Majesty, you should return to the palace at once because in just a short time I expect a huge amount of rain to fall in this area”.

 

The king was polite and considerate, he replied: “I  hold the palace meteorologist in high regard.He is an extensively educated and experienced professional. Besides, I pay him very high wages. He gave me a very different forecast.I trust him and I will continue on my way.” So he           continued on his way.

 

However, a short time later a torrential rain fell from the sky. The King and Queen were totally soaked and their  entourage chuckled upon seeing them in such a shameful condition.

 

Furious, the king returned to the palace and gave the order to fire the weatherman at once!

 

Then he summoned the farmer and offered him the           prestigious and high paying role of royal forecaster.

 

The farmer said, “Your Majesty, I do not know  anything about forecasting.I obtain my information from my donkey.If I see my donkey’s ears drooping, it means with certainty that it will rain.”

 

So the king hired the donkey.

 

And so began the practice of hiring asses to work in the government and occupy its highest and most influential  positions.

Similar Recent Posts by this Author:

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email