What changed our ant behavior?
“Who say, ‘Keep away; don’t come near me, for I am too sacred for you!’ Such people are smoke in my nostrils, a fire that keeps burning all day”. Isaiah 65:5 (NIV)
By Bobby R. Henry, Sr.
As a child I use to watch ants and I had a friend who use to make ants fight by putting one colony of ants onto the other’s mound. The ants would scurry out of the mound and began attacking the other intruding ants.
Boy, that was crazy! I’m sure if we had observed the ants through a magnifying glass we would have been treated to our first scientific movie entitled, “Attack of the Giant Ants’.
I find intrigue in ants too, by the way they seem to greet each other with what appears to be head butts to every ant they meet.
Why do ants bump their heads when they meet? Why do they walk in a single file behind one another?
Strange behaviors that have served them well from their beginnings to this present day.
This behavior leads them to food and it allows them to identify each member of their colony.
Who would ever have thought that the sense of smell was such an important characteristic and an innate ability to preserve a way of life.
The labor done in an anthill is by smell. When it comes across food stuff it intersperses an aroma on it. Then when it goes back to let somebody know about the finding, it leaves that scent all along a trail to the food source so all the other ants coming for food can take the same path without getting lost or lose time in finding it.
Nature is quite the inventor! How awesome is it that ants of each colony have a distinct and unique smell.
So when two ants meet they never fail to determine if they belong to the same colony by smelling each other. If the smell is different, the impostor is abruptly assaulted and pursued until he is gone.
The odor of the ant is of paramount consequence because without it the ant’s life would be in danger by its own family!
In order to survive, every ant, out of necessity, must transmit its family DNA in the outward appearance of the family’s aroma incessantly.
Unfortunately, for us as Black people, our family DNA smells of dung and has become an irritant to the nostrils of family members.
Instead of bumping heads to smell and ingest the aroma of a kindred spirit, i.e. President Obama, we impute it to a dislike and regurgitate it as repulsive because our nose hairs (Filtering mechanisms) have been singe away by the caustic damage of the Republicans.
The foul odors of the likes of a Congressman Allen Assanine West, a Mitt Mistake Romney, a Paul Ridiculous Ryan and the rest of the supporting cast of stupidity seem to be clogging our nose like a bad sinus infection.
We need to refresh and reinvigorate our sense of smell to reincorporate the ability to decipher our own from the odorous vile stench of the Repulsivecans.
On November 6, 2012 let us get rid of the manmade inability for us to smell our own. Make sure they can past the smell test.
If it looks like dog poop and it smells like dog poop do you have to taste it to be sure that it’s dog poop?
Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7 (NAS)