If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the
cage, hang a banana on a string from the top 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.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold
water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ...
all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another
monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it
with a new one. 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 five monkeys, replacing it with a new
one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer
takes part in the punishment... with enthusiasm.

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by a fourth,
then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is
attacked. Most of 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. Finally, having replaced
all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever
been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, none 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 government and many institutions, religious and otherwise, operate and is why, from time to time.......
ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME..... :lol:
I think comparing politicians to monkeys is unfair on monkeys!
keithb wrote: If you start with a cage containing five monkeys and inside the
cage, hang a banana on a string from the top 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.

As soon as he touches the stairs, you spray all the other monkeys with cold
water. After a while another monkey makes an attempt with same result ...
all the other monkeys are sprayed with cold water. Pretty soon when another
monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

Now, put the cold water away. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it
with a new one. 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 five monkeys, replacing it with a new
one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer
takes part in the punishment... with enthusiasm.

Then, replace a third original monkey with a new one, followed by a fourth,
then the fifth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs he is
attacked. Most of 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. Finally, having replaced
all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever
been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, none 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 government and many institutions, religious and otherwise, operate and is why, from time to time.......
ALL of the monkeys need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME..... :lol:



I have to agree with Graham
Graham1 wrote: I think comparing politicians to monkeys is unfair on monkeys!


Think you and Star could be correct, unfair to monkeys yes, but hey! that's life :D