Aesop's Jacked Fables

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The Three Tradesmen

A GREAT CITY was besieged, and its inhabitants were called together to consider the best means of protecting it from the enemy. A Guerrilla Fighter earnestly recommended that they be allowed to take the city and then suffer the endless resistance of faceless terrorists within the population that would render the conquest too unprofitable to maintain. A Chemist, with equal enthusiasm, proposed toxic gases and other chemical weapons as a preferable method of defense. Upon which a Nuclear Physicist stood up and said, "Sirs, I differ from you altogether: there is no method of resistance equal to the threat of complete nuclear annihilation; and nothing so good as actually performing the annihilation."

Every man for himself.

The Three Tradesmen (original fable)

A GREAT CITY was besieged, and its inhabitants were called together to consider the best means of protecting it from the enemy. A Bricklayer earnestly recommended bricks as affording the best material for an effective resistance. A Carpenter, with equal enthusiasm, proposed timber as a preferable method of defense. Upon which a Currier stood up and said, "Sirs, I differ from you altogether: there is no material for resistance equal to a covering of hides; and nothing so good as leather."

Every man for himself.

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