Will Edwinson

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HeadShot_burnedSome additional wisdom from another one of the old fables. The story you are about to read is a simple little story.  Those who were born prior to 1960 have likely read one of the many adaptations.   It began as part of the folk lore tradition, and it wasn’t until the early years of the 19th century, after the Brothers Grimm tales were printed in Germany, that Henny Penny appeared in Print in the Danish language.

Many versions under many ttitles have sprung up in America since John Greene Chandler introduced his version of “Chicken Little” in 1840 of what is regarded as the earliest American version.  This also seems to be the most popular title for the American version. The story printed here is yet another adaptation taken from E. L. Easton’s adaptation of the of the “Chicken Little” tales, and is a parody on a modern 22 billion dollar hoax.  I will talk more about that hoax at the end.

Chicken LittleChicken Little was in the woods one day when an acorn fell on her head.  It scared her so much she trembled all over.  She shook so hard, half her feathers fell out.

“Help! Help!” she cried.  “The sky is falling!  I have to go tell the king.”

So she ran in great fright to tell the king.  Along the way, she met Henny Penny.

“Chicken Little,” said Henny Penny.  “Where are you going?”

“Oh, help me, Henny Penny.  The sky is falling.”

“How do you know?” Henny Penny asked.                                                             Henny-Penny

“I saw it with my own eyes!” exclaimed Chicken Little, “and I heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head.  I’m going to tell the king.”

“This is terrible, just terrible!” said Henny Penny. “We’d better hurry up and tell the king!”

So they both ran away as fast as they could.  Soon they met Ducky Plucky.

“Where are you going, Chicken Little and Henny Penny?” asked Ducky Plucky.

Chicken Little & Henny Penny both exclaimed! “The sky is falling. Were going to tell the king.”

images0YAXHJU0Ducky Plucky asked, “How do you know?”

“I saw it with my own eyes,” cried Chicken Little. “And I heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head.”

Ducky Plucky said, “Oh dear, oh dear, We’d better run.”

So they all ran down the road as fast as they could.  Soon they met Goosey Moosey walking down the roadside.

“Hello there,” shouted Goosey Moosey. “Where are you all going in such a hurry?”

“We’re running for our lives!” screamed Chicken Little.

“The sky is falling,” said Henny Penny.

And Ducky Plucky said, “We’re running to tell the king.

“How do you know the sky is falling?” asked Goosey Moosey. Goosey-Loosey

I saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head!” exclaimed Chiken Little.

“Goodness!” said Goosey Moosey. then I’d better run with you.”

And they all ran in great fright across the field.  Before long they met Turkey Jurkey strutting back and forth.

“Hello there, Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Plucky, and Goosey Moosey,” said Turkey Jurkey.  “Where are you all going in such a hurry?”

Turkey LurkeyChicken Little said, “Oh, Turkey Jurkey, Help, Help.”

“We’re running for our lives!” said Henny Penney.

Ducky Plucky said, “The sky is falling.”

“And we’re running to tell the king!” said Goosey Moosey.

“And how do you know the sky is falling?” asked Turkey Jurkey.

“I  saw it with my own eyes, and heard it with my own ears, and parts of it fell on my head!” cried Chicken Little.

“Oh dear! said Turkey Jurkey. “I always suspected the sky would fall someday.  I’d better run with you.”

So they ran with all their might until they met Foxer Boxer.

“Well, well,  where are all of you rushing on such a fine day?” asked Foxer Boxer.Foxey Loxey

Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Plucky, Goosey Moosey, Turkey Jurkey, all shouted together, “Help! Help! It’s not a fine day at all.  The sky is falling, and we’re running to tell the king!”

Foxer Boxer asked, “How do you know the sky is falling?”

Chicken Little“I saw it with my own eyes! said Chicken Little, “and  I heard it with my own ears, and part of it fell on my head!”

“Hmmm, I see,” said Foxer Boxer.  Well then, follow me, and I’ll show you the way to the king.”  But Foxer Boxer took them to his den, and he and his young’ns soon ate up poor Chicken Little, Henny Penny, Ducky Plucky, Goosey Moosey, and Turkey Jurkey; and they never saw the king to tell him that the sky had fallen.

What is the moral of this story?  It’s: Beware!  There are alarmists among us; always have been, always will be. Sometimes innocent gullible people get  taken in by blatant falsehoods.  And there are wily foxes who are always waiting to take advantage of peoples’ gullibility. The wily fox in this fable recognized the windfall of the panic attack by his feathered cohorts.  A great fortune of easy meals had come his way in one fell swoop, and he and his young’ns took advantage of it.

To what might this fable be analogous?  How about man induced climate change?  Chicken Little, and her followers in the previous fable, are the alarmists. The global warming, or climate change advocates who claim climate change or global warming is “man induced are the present day Chicken Littles.” Algore and his followers; all those who are perpetuating the idea that climate change is man induced, are the wily foxes who are taking advantage of the gullible folks in our society.  (And in case you are wondering who Algore is, this is a parody, remember.”Algore” is a play on the character Igore, a prominent helper of all the “mad” scientists in the horror movies and stories, and he was generally not the brightest bulb in the chandelier.)

There is equally as much or more science on the other side of the coin to refute all this fraud about man induced global climate change.  Man induced global warming, or climate change, as it is now being referred to, is rapidly being exposed for the colossal fraud that it is.

The UN has bilked billions of dollars from American and other taxpayers around the world.  Algore and his crowd of hucksters have furthered the perpetration of this hoax on the world and have become millionaires and billionaires  from their carbon credits trading.  Algore is alleged to have predicted that by 2014 the Polar Ice Caps would be gone, when in fact, I have recently read that they have grown in size the last few years. Speaking of that, it seems I recall that back in the 1970s these same alarmists were decrying, then,  that we were entering into a new ice age, and the earth would be a giant ice cube by the turn of the century. 🙂

So, the sky is not falling. Climate change is a natural phenomenon. It runs approximately in eleven year cycles, and mankind is but a minuscule little pipsqueak in the overall scheme of things; a micro-spec, if you will, on the head of a pin.  God is in control of climate. To think little insignificant mankind could upset His handiwork is the epitome of arrogance.

Footnote: God is in control. This planet is His creation,  and everything that happens here regarding climate will be according to His will, not man’s.  He destroyed the earth once by a great flood, and He said the next time would be with fire, but I believe that fire will be His doing, not man’s (2 Peter 3:10).

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