ARGUING WITH AN IDIOT IS LIKE PLAYING CHESS WITH A PIGEON. HE WILL KNOCK DOWN ALL THE FIGURES, SHIT ALL OVER THE BOARD, AND WILL STILL BOAST AND WALK PROUDLY ABOUT BILLING AND COOING ABOUT BEING A WINNER.
Chess pigeons-to say these words automatically leads one to ask what is a chess pigeon-have you ever heard of such a thing? I admit I hadn’t until recently when someone sent the above quote to me.
I found it humorous but there’s more to it than humour-it is descriptive of a large number of internet denizens who delight in traversing the airways from one site to another offering their version of a non existent reality.
When it isn’t accepted they nonetheless won’t hesitated to shit on the board, stick their chest out, and stand in front of a mirror billing and cooing to themselves.
Not only that but they will notify others, oblivious to the fact that in their moulting it isn’t chess pieces that litter the board but their own feathers.
I haven’t a thing against pigeons-the winged variety- and I like to watch them soaring about, but I don’t believe they are blessed with a high degree of intelligence, and they seem to get confused easily-yet I give them credit for being wiser than their earth bound flightless counterparts the chess pigeons.
Their pursuits are honest, no pretense or guile-they have a life and they live it within the context.
Now they may not be above panhandling a bite or two, but that suffices for them-they aren’t after the contents of your wallet or offering to make you a member of some club.
But like the chess pigeons and organizations who are after the contents of your wallet they will not only shit on the board, your car, any target that may attract their attention, even your very person should the opportunity present itself.
There is a saying coined during the second world war I believe it was that “Loose lips sink ships”-something the chess pigeons seem to be unaware of as they go about their verbal bowel movements and remain eternally earth bound.
A pigeon of any variety can never aspire to be an eagle, no more than AIM can be any part of Idle No More, nor people like it’s leadership ever lay valid claim to being patriots and liberators-the best they can do is to shit on the board and attempt to knock the pieces over while billing and cooing.
But come to think of it that might just be their game plan as they have a long history of that sort of thing, of shitting on people.