If a dangerous hive of killer bees were discovered and it is determined that the bees were going to cause a great deal of harm to the area, the logical thing to do would be to remove the hive and perhaps kill all the bees in the process. At the very least we would want to remove their stingers. Then we would want to keep an eye out for smaller hives and rogue bees that may develop into threats.
If I were to imagine how the Bush/PNAC administration would handle this type of situation based on their handling of the â€œWar on Terrorâ€ here is what I think their approach would be:
The first thing George W. Bush and his PNAC handlers would do is throw a nice big rock at the hive. They would do this even though the nest was relatively quiet before the rock was thrown. Of course we know that bees have stung people in the past, but letâ€™s face it, the bee hive as it was could have been dealt with in a variety of ways, the least effective being with a rock.
So thanks to the rock the bees would become very angry and go on a deadly stinging rampage resulting in massive harm and public fear. There would be a great deal of pain and a great deal of fear. The US media would become then become the 24 hour Killer Bee Network.
Of course the Bush/PNAC folks would not tell you that they were the ones responsible for throwing the rock in the first place. As a matter of fact they might not even let you know that a rock had been thrown. However they would, with the help of the media, vilify bees as the greatest scourge in the history of mankind.
The next move would be the predictable launch of the new Global War on Bees! A National Beekeeper would be appointed. He would no doubt have ties to the honey industry and he would coincidentally be in a position to make a fortune if the supply of honey were to diminish. But this would be nothing to concern yourself with. Why should that concern you; after all he would make a very qualified beekeeper.
If we were to take a look at the members of the Bush/PNAC administration we might see some very interesting things. We are very likely to find an alarming number of Bush/PNAC administration members who have a long history in the beekeeping and or bee exterminating business. We might also find that the friends, family members and associates of the Bush/PNAC clan also have many business interests in companies related to bee handling. Many of them might be in the antihistamine business (many people are allergic to bee stings). Some might sell bandages or first aid creams. Some might own screen door/window companies. Some might own pesticide factories. Some might even deal in honey, but any way you look at it you can surely bet a great many of them will benefit in many ways from an all out bee emergency. Of course you might also trace a great many members of Congress to these businesses as well. You can identify them when they sign the Emergency Bee Protection bill where $200 billion is diverted away from social programs to fight the new bee problem.
You can bet your sweet honey that the people who have launched the War on Bees have very little interest in seeing it end. The longer it goes on, the more they benefit.
Yep, you can bet the first thing to happen when the bee problem is discovered would be the hurling of that rock. You know, you have to get public support for a War on Bees and what better way to do that than to unleash the bees on the public? How else are you gonna learn them thar Liberals?
Some pro-bee Liberals would no doubt have taken the weaker approach to handling the problem. Those honey sucking pansyâ€™s would probably have opted to spray the nest with cold CO2 so as to paralyze them. Then they would have wanted to remove the nest before the bees could go on a rampage. Of course there would be many other smaller nests around, but this approach would surely lessen the problem and would do so with the least harm to the public and it would cost very little. As a matter of fact they could perform this operation without ever letting the people worry about the problem. What wusses! Imagine fighting a war with no blood? How anti-American can they be?
On a serious note, whatever your political affiliation, you really have to realize that throwing a rock at a bees nest is not the way to protect the public from bees. If you think that it is the way to deal with a bee problemâ€¦sign up to be part of the bee control squad. Otherwise start listening to people who have better, more effective and safer ways to deal with potentially deadly problems.
Note: Now that you read my little scenario, and you understand the parallels to the â€œWar on Terrorâ€, keep in mind that those planes on 9/11 might very well have been the rocks.