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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.

Shakespeare‘s riposte:

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.

3 Responses to “Serpent bites own tail painfully in Ukraine”

  1. Charles Cameron Says:

    While we’re on the topic of ouroboroi, Adam Elkus had a fine example on FB today:


  2. larrydunbar Says:

    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.

  3. Charles Cameron Says:

    Oh, Larry, but the serpent doesn’t stop with a single bite — it keeps on chewing until it has quite consumed itself:

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