The Wolf and The Lamb

I’ve been thinking of this fable by Aesop over the past couple of days. It won’t be difficult to see why. A wolf invents arbitrary reasons why he should eat a lamb, accusing the lamb of all sorts of things that the lamb hasn’t done. I have to tell you not all Aesop fables end well and it may come as no surprise that the wolf doesn’t listen and eats the lamb right up. Sorry about that. There are many and varied versions of it, there may be one where the wolf says he’s going to build a big wall to keep the lambs from the green grass or another where he threatens to deport any lambs without the right papers out of his field, but the moral is generally along the same lines.
Any Excuse Will Serve a Tyrant.

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