Sunday, October 23, 2011

Video: Buffalo Exhibit More Righteousness than Human Economic Policy Leaders

This video has been out there for a few years and perhaps many here have already seen it. But to follow up on my recent post of an article that compared the popular interpretation of Adam Smith's economic concept of "The Invisible Hand" and naturalist Charles Darwin's "Natural Selection", here is a moving YouTube video documenting the mature leadership within a herd of African Buffalo coming to the aid and assistance of a youngster that has at first, apparently happened into it's destruction via the jaws of a group of four footed predators and giant reptiles.

After the initial surprise ambush and attack, the buffalo leadership quickly re-groups the herd and goes back in to "kick ass" (literally!). The buffalo, at somewhat risk to their own individual safety, work to separate their youth from the predators and then shepherd the calf back into the safety of the center of the herd.

'Survival of the fittest'? or righteous leadership facilitating successful group coordination to preserve a disadvantaged fellow member of their species?




10 comments:

Ryan said...

I've affectionately named the lions Boehner, Obama, Frank and Bachus and the Alligator is Blankfein.

Tom Hickey said...

I guess those buffalo must have been reading Karl Marx or something equally "subversive."

Ryan said...

Right! The Marxist subversives and their occupy the water hole movement.

googleheim said...

You would think the Christian conservatives would be the Buffalos as the proverbial food for the lions by the Romans.

But in today's world, we see the "christian" conservatives as the Romans feed others to the lions with Austerity.

JKH said...

Matt et al:

You might be interested in Steve Keen's occupy Sydney speech yesterday:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UFqw75-vPQ

Anonymous said...

And your point is what? A bunch of the richest folks in the country have pledged their estates to charity. Let's ignore that and gawk at the straw man.

Tom Hickey said...

Hi JKH, I just put that up before seeing your comment. Thanks for the heads up.

Mario said...

wow how great. what an inspiration. as the saying goes, "there's more than one way to skin a cat." I wonder the roots of that phrase....

Matt Franko said...

Goog/Mario: This perhaps shows what a true 'bull market' should look like... instead current leadership is delivering a so-called "free market".

Perhaps hidden details: Buffalo leadership inadvertently lead the herd right into the lions position.... The lions actually end up helping rescue the calf from the crocs. ..... The crocs dont try to drag in a lion although the lions are standing right there in the water next to the calf. So there is much symbolism here...

Goog, wrt the leadership of Christendom, and their lack of engagement/edification in these times, they can look at this video here and then read Paul here:

"18 For God's indignation is being revealed from heaven on all the irreverence and injustice of men who are retaining the truth in injustice,
19 because that which is known of God is apparent among them, for God manifests it to them." Romans 1:18-19

Here He is making it known and apparent thru the righteous behavior of wild animals, I dont know how much easier He can make it for these morons. I guess you have to have eyes to see it.

Resp,

Mario said...

nice call on the crocs matt for sure.