I was reading an article today with the above title, and in particular the subtitle was what grabbed me: “Why is there sympathy for those fleeing Syria but contempt for refugees on Nauru?” While they expose (rightly so) the misuse of the current refugee crisis for political ends on the part of both of our Read more about In response to “Refugees, border protection and the nationalist myth”[…]
Now as many wise men of old taught deep things in parables, I wanted to draw your attention to a particularly horrific part of nature. Deep in the dark jungles, there is a fungi whose bright, golden spores lay dormant on the forest floor, waiting for an unsuspecting ants to pick it up and consume it. Now that spore starts to reproduce inside of its “host,” the ant. Somehow, the spore almost has a vile intelligence about it, for without the unwitting host, its own life cycle could not be complete. But as the fungi begins to grow and spread within the ant, it begins to release a neurotoxin that begins to affect the brain of the ant.