Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Rules of the Jungle.
I've always been in favour of politicians flexing their muscles. I've long thought that thrusting ambition is undervalued. Without its dynamism and the fluidity it spawns, politics becomes sclerotic and boring and out of touch. Lets compare politics with the jungle's rules that have enabled the lion to remain king. The head of the pride has to prove his strength on an annual basis. If his power wanes when the season is upon him, he is replaced by a more vibrant and hungry rival. Or he faces down his rival and claims the lionesses favours once again. And this is all done against a background of absolute commitment to the pride. That's why lions dominate the animal kingdom.