After a few sips of coffee, curiosity got the best of me , and I leaned over.
"What's the hops, rabbit ?" , I asked jokingly.
She did that bunny nose twitch thing. " You should see this, smart guy ! "
I got up, a bit reluctantly, and knelt down to see what she was staring at. My knees were even more reluctant , but we got there. I glanced under the table and saw a spider web. " Oh, yeah. I'd better get rid of that before company comes over."
"Look again !", snapped my long-eared companion , gesturing with her nose. "Did you ever see anything like that before ?"
"Wow !", I exclaimed. "That is different !"
A lightning bug had blundered into TWO adjoining spider webs, and was being attacked by TWO different spiders : one at the head; the other at the tail - both grimly determined to finish the struggling victim off.
Spiders are pretty territorial : step on another spider's web and you're on the way to becoming dinner - even if you hatched out of the same egg sac ; yet these two dangerous damsels seemed to be cooperating !
" Ms Bunny, I've been around this planet for almost three quarters of a century, and have never seen anything like that in Nature...but it did remind me of something I've been seeing in politics !"
" Oh lord !", Ms Rabbit groaned. " Here we go again !"
" Well, it's true ! There are two supposedly-competing groups."
" One group is made up of ardent Communists, and the other is what I call "Neo-Nasties" : Kluxers, White identity groups,and do-it-yourself militia types."
" On paper, they're sworn enemies, but in practice, they sing from the same page-so much so, I find myself wondering if their "hymn books" had the same author:
9/11 was a government hoax,the World Trade Center was blown up by Jews, the US is an aggressor nation,US troops are Israeli puppets,and so on and so forth.
They both send representatives to meet with people like Assad in Syria, they both used to play pattycake with people like Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic;and they both do their best to stir up civil war - right here in the country they profess to love.
They both take advantage of our illegal alien problem : the Commies try to stir up the aliens and egg them into open warfare, and the Nasties try to stir up the citizens into waging open warfare against the aliens.
Naturally, these treasonous scum both accuse the government of treason."
"Whew !", exclaimed Ms Rabbit. " I'm glad I'm not a "people" !!"
"I wonder how that lightning bug made out ... oh-oh ! "
I peered under the table again. The lightning bug's sole appearance as a dinner guest had not gone well for him. It also appeared one of the "strange webfellow" spiders had hung around the banquet table too long, as there was only one very fat spider left.
I wondered which spider had prevailed : the one on the Left, or the one on the Right ?