Or take dogs. Any dog tied to a tree with a twenty-foot tether will wrap himself around that tree until he has nowhere to go. I have yet to see one figure out how to free himself. Even a border collie that defuses bombs and plays chess in his spare time will find himself snapped right to the trunk of a tree and do nothing about it but pull and whimper. He wants out. That's away from the tree. He's not going to point himself in an unwinding position.
And us. People are supposed to be smart, but all we know is that we've screwed up big time, and we have just about run out of planet to destroy, and we're in really big trouble, with our oceans wrecked, our fish depleted, our air poisoned, our systems falling apart. Our own muscles slide away, irrelevant, while we each wield the power of 500 horses as though it is our natural birthright. Right next to us is the warm cow of convenience, and we'll never find the way out of our predicament no matter how obvious it is.
|Thanks to the fine crew at Gartner's Meats, who would know just what to do.|