There are Bugs in it

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

A little bit of comparative thinking.

Give me Cantaloupe any day of the week. Why? Because Watermelon has bugs in it.

As a toddler, bugs and watermelon seeds looked pretty much the same, so I believed that untruth and it has stuck somewhere in my noodle.

I won't eat slimy things, either. Clams, Oysters, Snails, Frog, I don't care how they are cooked or steamed, you can keep them; I have a hard enough time with Gooey Cheeses and Goat's Milk, just to name a few. They are all liable to get caught in my throat and I'd chock to death.

Yogurt is one I overcame, but only if there is sweetened fruit in it.


These food No-No's from my past are a lead-in to the subject I am about to land on, "The difference between Truth and Preferential Fiction.

If you want to dislike or hate something, then it is necessary to fear it. And if fear is not readily available, (Like with Watermelon), then you must make up lies to justify the fear; "There Is Bugs In It!"


I hear people say things like, "They want to take my guns away.

LOL! With 18,000 machine shops located in the United States, all of which are capable of producing guns and gun parts, logic should tell anyone that ending gun production would be an impossibility.

Money talks, and any shortage of guns would set the Capitalistic Wheels in motion.

But right now, there is more than one gun for every man, woman, and child, in these United States; that is 328,000,000; (Good luck finding and getting rid of all those guns.).


Other things I hear people say is, "They are gonna take away my right to Free Speech!"

Another LOL! The most ardent supporters of free speech and a free press is the ACLU, The American Civil Liberties Union.

And encase you didn't know, the ACLU is one of the most Liberal, left wing supporting organizations in the USA. If they wanted to help take your free speech away, then wouldn't they be against free speech, not advocating for it?


Since the 1920's, the ACLU has been involved in virtually all of the landmark speech cases to reach the U.S.. Supreme Court.


A nationwide ban on "Ulysses," a novel by James Joyce, was lifted in 1933 following an ACLU challenge.


In a landmark 1997 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with the ACLU argument that the Internet itself is a free-speech zone.


So you see, people believe what they want to believe, never wanting to know if those are really bugs in that Watermelon.

It is very hard to hate what you don't fear, so making something sound slimy and uneatable is one way to avoid swallowing the truth.



D. Thurmond / JEF


Submitted: January 31, 2021

© Copyright 2022 D. Thurmond aka JEF. All rights reserved.

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Serge Wlodarski

When my neighbors accuse me of raiding their watermelon patch I always blame Antifa.

Mon, February 1st, 2021 1:01pm


Or the Cookie Monster, I hear he has an agenda of his own.

Mon, February 1st, 2021 2:56pm

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