Lesson in Psychology or Congressional Logic.
You start with a cage containing four monkeys, and
inside the cage you hang a banana on a string, 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.
You then spray ALL the monkeys with cold water.
After a while, another monkey makes an attempt. As
soon as he touches the stairs, you spray ALL the
monkeys with cold water.
Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the
stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey
from the cage and replace it with a new monkey. 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 four monkeys,
replacing it with a new monkey. The newcomer goes
to the stairs and is attacked. The previous
newcomer takes part in the punishment – with
enthusiasm – because he is now part of the “team.”
Then, replace a third original monkey with a new
monkey, followed by the fourth. Every time the
newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.
Now, the monkeys who are beating him up have no
idea why they were not permitted to climb the
Neither do they know why they are participating in
the beating the crap out of the newest monkey. Having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water.
Nevertheless, not one 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 today’s House and Senate operates, and
this Is why from time to time, ALL of the monkeys
need to be REPLACED AT THE SAME TIME!
DISCLAIMER: This is not meant as any disrespect to