Serpent bites own tail painfully in Ukraine
[ by Charles Cameron — a minor post — OTOH, Shakespeare had it worse ]
I’m recording this as another example of the ouroboros form in contemporary geopolitics.
#Ukraine busts a prosecutor who tried to pay a $10k bribe for job in anti-corruption bureau https://t.co/cALDTIPpz3 pic.twitter.com/aZfE8Q5EZK
— Christopher Miller (@ChristopherJM) February 17, 2016
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child!
But that’s a response to the serpent that eats its own tail, not to the global issue of bribery & corruption.
February 19th, 2016 at 1:22 am
While we’re on the topic of ouroboroi, Adam Elkus had a fine example on FB today:
February 19th, 2016 at 1:44 am
But if the serpent’s tooth was actually sharp as a scissor instead of an arrow, it would bite its own tail off and, in effect, end further swallowing.
So the tooth in question needs to be sharp horizontally, as the child, instead of pointed as the vertical fang of a venomous snake.
February 19th, 2016 at 2:04 am
Oh, Larry, but the serpent doesn’t stop with a single bite — it keeps on chewing until it has quite consumed itself: