11/10/2005: The Working of the Spider's Web...
...and I don't mean benign Charlotte (Charlotte's Web) who tries to save the life of the pig, Wilbur, by spinning fanciful sayings in her teensie web.
I mean the vicious, blood-sucking kind of Spider, Shelob from Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers.
Shelob, who's lair, Torech Ungol, had "a stench, not the sickly odour of decay in the meads of Morgul, but a foul reek, as if filth unnameable were piled and horded in the dark within."
Here, in this piece from the NY Times, is the begining of the glimpses of this dank, dark almost impenetrable fibers and snaking filaments of the web's reach and snares for the unwary political travelers.
Here where these "Lobbyists" drink the life's blood of a nation and its citizens, growing fat and blood-swelled from the feasts and vomiting up more darkness to enslave yet other victims. And Like Shelob, these lobbyists would feast on all living things as their food. They are Shelobs who hunger for "a glut of life, alone, swollen till the mountains could no longer hold [them] up and the darkness could not contain [them]...and so they lived, delighting in their own devices, and feared no assault, nor wrath, nor any end to their wickedness.
Time to call forth the blade, "Sting," to cut through the knotted oozing ropes of this web and topple the Shelobs who have the aparatus of the government held fast through the layers of interwoven nets, forged out of our sight.
A National House Cleaning of all spiders, ticks and other bood-sucking monsters is most certainly in order.
Karen on 11.10.05 @ 06:06 AM CST