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Bobby Seale's Parable
Once upon a time, there was a very poor man who was walking along the base of a tall mountain.
The man was extremely thirsty, so he was delighted when lie came upon a stream.
But as he bent down to quench his thirst, he noticed that the stream was full of muck and filth. In desperate need of a cool, clean drink, the man tried to get the muck and filth out of the stream, but to no avail.
As he was about to give up, another man appeared and asked him what he was doing.
"I am very, very thirsty" the poor man said, "but I can't drink from this stream because it is filthy and I ant unable to clean it."
The second man smiled and explained that the stream was full of muck and filth because a huge hog was standing in the middle of the stream at the top of the mountain.
"This hog," the man said, "is pissing and shitting in the stream, and that is why it is so dirty.
"If you want a cool, clean drink, you must get that hog out of that stream."
And with that, the two men set out to climb the mountain and get the hog out of the stream.
L MENDEL RIVERS. GET YOUR ASS OUT OF THAT STREAM. YOU HEAR, BOY?
OM, no. 3