It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature. Don’t make her mad. She will turn you into a zombie. Consider the curious case of how a brain controlling fungus evolved from turning ants into zombies into a brain controlling fungus that turned the highest levels of the American government into zombies. Let us ponder the Brazilian carpenter ant and the U.S. Treasury as a case in point.
Scientific guys in white coats have identified a brain controlling fungus, Ophiocordyceps unilateralis which crawls into carpenter ants and controls the ants’ brains. When the fungus infects an ant, it uses some creepy chemical to take over the ant’s free will and turn it into a zombie following the instructions of the fungus. The ants become Calvinists lacking free will. Their actions become predetermined by the fungus. The fungus tells the ants to take a hike away from their home sweet ant colony to go off on a frolic and detour of their own. Nonzombie ants do not leave home alone. Once the ant is zombifi ed, it marches to the fungi drummer.
The Ophi fungus tells the ant to chomp on the bottom of a leaf and hang on. The zombie ant does what it is told, hanging there until the fungus kills it. Jaws locked in place, the dead ant becomes a vessel for more Ophi mischief. Ophi eats the inside of the ant and shoves a tendril out of the ant’s head. Yuck. Tendril is the night as the fungus shoots out spores at passing ants to create more zombie ants in its nefarious plot to take over the world.
Right now you are probably asking yourself, who really cares about zombie ants? If the ants are zombies, they won’t come to my picnic. Don’t be short sighted. This could happen to you. It has already happened to the U.S. government. Remember The Invasion of the Body Snatchers? In that movie, Kevin McCarthy had a parade of patients complaining their loved ones were imposters. They had been taken over by pods from outer space. The space pods were clearly advanced Ophi spores.
A more evolved version of the ant infesting Ophi fungus is the government infesting fungus Goldman Sachs, Goldmanyceps Sachalis which has taken over America’s fi nancial system. The Goldy fungus has turned the American government into a zombie doing the bidding of Goldman.
It doesn’t matter whether the President or Congress are nominally controlled by the Republicans or the Democrats, it is Goldy fungus that controls the government. Ponder recent Goldman Sach’s alumni who have been in charge of America’s fi nancial system: Henry Paulson, chairman of Goldman until appointed by George W. Bush as Secretary of Treasury, Rahm Emanuel — on retainer to Goldman before serving as chief of staff to Obama; Robert Rubin, 26 year employee of Goldman and Secretary of Treasury under Clinton, Timothy Geithner, protegee of Robert Rubin and Secretary of Treasury under Obama.
The Goldy fungus has eaten the brain of the U.S. Government. The U.S. Treasury has been forced to bite on the hind parts of a pig and crank out money at the whim of Goldy. In the recent fi nancial troubles, Goldy sent out tendrils from the US Treasury spewing out vast spores of money to such worthy entities as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, AIG, Bank of America, General Motors, JP Morgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Wells Fargo.
Some soreheads have questioned why the government would bail out the very companies that caused the global melt down. The answer is simple, the brains of the government are controlled by the Goldmanyceps fungus. The government is fi lled with Pod People who have no free will. The U.S. Treasury will do whatever Goldman tells it to do.
When the fungus came for the ants, I remained silent. I was not an ant. When the fungus came for the U.S. Treasury I remained silent. I was not a bureaucrat. When the fungus came for me, there was no one left to speak for me. Remember what Kevin McCarthy yelled in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, “They’re here already! You’re next! You’re next!” Sweet dreams.