The Scorpion and the Frog

A Parable

Note: The original telling of this story is usually attributed to Aesop, however many storytellers have told their version throughout the ages with the universal message and application remaining the same.

One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river. The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back. Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

“Hello, Mr. Frog!” called the scorpion across the water, “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?”

“Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?” asked the frog hesitantly.

“Because,” the scorpion replied, “If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!”

Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. “What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!”

“This is true,” agreed the scorpion, “But then I wouldn’t be able to get to the other side of the river!”

“Alright then…how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?” said the frog.

“Ahh…” crooned the scorpion, “Because you see, once you’ve taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?”

So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog’s back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog’s soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

“You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?”

The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drowning frog’s back.

“I could not help myself. It is my nature.”

Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

Know Your Enemy

About Miecz Elizejski

Kindling a Kampf deep in Zionist occupied territory.
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18 Responses to The Scorpion and the Frog

  1. The allegory suggests the folly of trusting reason alone. It is one the rings true in my experience as the Foe cannot be reasoned with and should not be reasoned with, Reason is a costly undertaking and very dangerous when it is upheld at the expense of instinct and the senses. The Scorpion appeals to the Reason of the Frog and then appeals to morality, and ‘fair play’… To accept the Scorpions offer the Frog gives up his instinct and physical senses, for there is no benefit to the Frog if he helps the Scorpion across the river. The Scorpion is in fact paralyzing the Frogs physical senses and instinct with Reason and Moralism. It is a crucial point, one cannot possibly expect to win this war if one does not understand this point.

    From this point one can then approach the very difficult concept of ‘wills the bad, but works the good’. And that is something I will be discussing soon.

  2. Lineman says:

    Miecz,

    I earnestly enjoy your blog, I check it daily. I don’t watch TV much, however, most movies you review are from my era and I’ve viewed them all. I am very much a Kubrick and Carpenter fan.
    Your latest post somewhat ties in to your last review “Village of the Damned”.
    Here’s how; Jill takes her son out of the barn a minute or so before Alan blows the remaining brood to bits along with himself. In the final scene of the movie, we see Jill driving away with the seed of man’s destruction sleeping beside her. It was her nature to save her son. She knows what her son is, and what he’s capable of, yet she still did it.. She nullified Alan’s sacrifice and enslaved the world by her action. She’s a mother, nature driven behavior can come from many directions and sink us just the same. We must be vigilant.

    Keep up the good work Kamarad,
    HH
    -Lineman

  3. Aryanist says:

    Following Kamerad Delenda’s interpretation, I think the equally important aspect of this story is that we should not always help others in their propositions, but to help them in the way we see is best. This is most difficult to put into practice.

    What is simplest is to call to recognition that all creatures have the same origin as does Hope; this is the essence of Pandora’s Box, the GREEK MYTH.

    Hope is change thus Hope always is. Hope is time.

    “We point to the Ancient Greeks as our ancestors”- Adolf

    “In the Ancient Greeks we see a beauty much superior to our present age – I mean not only a beauty in physical forms, but a beauty in thought as well.” – Adolf

    “I believe that nothing moribund will last forever” -Adolf

    JA, SIEG!

  4. Aryanist says:

    Perhaps my description of hope was somewhat in-eloquent;I was trying to invoke hope with patience.

  5. Ariki says:

    A Zen Buddhist parable:

    Two monks were washing their bowls in the river when they noticed a scorpion that was drowning. One monk immediately scooped it up and set it upon the bank. In the process he was
    stung. He went back to washing his bowl and again the scorpion fell in. The monk saved the scorpion and was again stung. The other monk asked him, “Friend, why do you continue to save the scorpion when you know its nature is to sting?”

    “Because,” the monk replied, “to save it is my nature.”

  6. Ariki brings up an interesting point. Should one not act according to reason and nobility at all times, even if the foe is bound to take advantage of that “weakness”?

  7. That would be the Christian and Buddhist interpretation EL, even a civil secular democratic interpretation of the parable. My interpretation is strictly an National Socialist Hitlerian one.
    So there is quite a difference.

  8. My understanding was that this parable demonstrates the folly of empirical knowledge. The frog observed that the scorpion wasn’t hostile and there was nothing to indicate that he in fact was. Empirically, what the from did was correct. Thus, empiricism is not sufficient and it is what the Jew seeks to instill in humans via rampant materialism. To have the goys become so focuse (and even obsessed) with material and observable things that they don’t consider anything else.

    Aryanism seeks something greater, a profound insight and wisdom, that transcends any given situation. The Jew knows that this knowledge about him is out and thus seeks not to suppress it (a brutish thing to do, a gentile thing, e.g Stalin), but to drown this truth in irrelevance and lies and deceptions. For he CANNOT (!) actually destroy it and the Jew knows this. It make him ever more paranoid and pushes his obsessions even further. My next piece will cover this last idea.

    Also, I would agree with Delendaestziobot on the Buddhist parable. The SS Man would, most definitely, honorably save a drowning scorpion, but he would throw it a line or branch or even the extend the stock of his rifle and let it save itself.

  9. Ariki says:

    The parable of the monks and the scorpion illustrates the Buddhist ideal that to behave humanely is correct behaviour, even if it pains one to do so. I believe this is no different from Aryan idealism.

    Like the frog in Miecz’s parable, the Aryan man carries the Jew, and once stung the Aryan suffers greatly, but unlike the frog he doesn’t sink into the swamp like a Gentile would, but resolutely draws himself forth from the muck, throwing the Jew from his back. The Aryan rises to his feet and the Jew shrinks away.
    It is an Aryan’s nature to do what is right, to be noble and humane – to save scorpions – but it is also in an Aryan’s nature never to succumb to corruption (the scorpion’s poison) and drown in the swamp (of materialism) but to rise like the glorious sun to shine upon the common pondscum.

    In the light of the sun scorpions hide under rocks.

  10. I don’t believe that it is noble or right for Frogs to help Scorpions to cross rivers. For the Scorpion has no business crossing rivers, and a Frog is not by its nature the ferryman of a Scorpion. Both creatures are fools in this parable.

    The ideal of Aryanism and National Socialism was never universal salvation.

  11. Ariki says:

    The Aryan frog carries the Jew scorpion because the Aryan is not afraid to be stung.

    “They [National Socialists] must not try to avoid the hatred of the enemies to our nationality and our philosophy, but they should embrace that hatred.” – Mein Kampf (Ford) pg 298, Adolf Hitler

    By ferrying the Jew across the river, or by rescuing the Jew from drowning, the Aryan is only doing what is natural for him. And the Jew hates the Aryan for it and stings him, but the Aryan is immune to the Jew’s corruption and is not afraid to do what is natural again and again. The Aryan embraces the Jew’s hate, for there is nothing in the Jew that can truly harm the Aryan.

  12. That is a very odd translation quote, Ariki!
    try this one instead:

    “For our propaganda is not meant to serve as entertainment for those people who already have a nationalist outlook, but its purpose is to win the adhesion of those who have been hitherto hostile to national ideas and who are nevertheless of our own blood.” – James Murphy translation 1939

    or

    “Finally, it is not part of our programme to transform the nationalist camp itself, but rather to win over those who are anti-national in their outlook. It is from this viewpoint that the strategy of the whole movement must be decided.” – James Murphy translation 1939. p.298.

    These more accurate quotes come from Chapter XII – The First Stage in the Development of the German National Socialist Labour Front. – Mein Kampf

    As one can see the Michael Ford translations are in error, and also this has nothing to do with people who feel obligated to ferry Jews across rivers, or scorpions.

    • Tipua says:

      It’s not particularly odd if one looks in the right spot, Delendaestziobot.

      The quote I used appears on page 298 of the Ford translation (as part of point 13) whereas it appears in the Murphy on page 287:
      “They must not try to avoid being hated by those who are the enemies of our
      people and our philosophy of life, but must welcome such hatred.”
      (The [National Socialists] in my excerpt by Ford was added by me for context.)

      As you can see the Ford and Murphy translations are not far different in this regard.
      And I never said an Aryan was ‘obligated’ to ferry anyone at all, but rather it is in his nature to come to others’ aid should he be asked. I would not let another drown if it was in my power to prevent it. I don’t care who or what is requesting my assistance, it is part of who I am.

  13. Ariki says:

    Tipua = Ariki by the way. That used to be my username (I’m using my other computer).

  14. Ariki, I am not debating you, I am telling you…

    • Ariki says:

      You are telling me… What? That as both translations are in harmony and so in this regard you are incorrect? I concur.
      If an Aryan is to welcome (Murphy) or embrace (Ford) the hatred of his enemies then there is no better revenge to an enemy’s hate (poison) than to be unaffected by it. An A man should always do what is natural for him, and to be upstanding, virtuous and morally correct are certainly natural attributes for an Aryan. It is virtuous to save others from an unnecessary death, so an Aryan saves scorpions when he can.

  15. Aryans are not obligated to carry scorpions across rivers, correct, but they wouldn’t let one drown either. Note that the SS evacuated many prison camps before the Red Army arrived. Many Jews opted to go with the SS to be safe from the onslaught of the Reds that tended to bomb everything before entering any populated area. That was one situation where the scorpion was given a ride. Elie Wiesel was one of those helped in this way, but we all know what he did later – he made his life’s work spread hate. The scorpion had stung.

  16. “And a man should always do what is natural for him, and to be upstanding, virtuous and morally correct are certainly natural attributes for an Aryan. It is virtuous to save others from an unnecessary death, so the Aryan saves a Scorpion where he can.” – Ariki

    Ariki, you are half right, but the Scorpion acted unnaturally by attempting to cross the river on the back of the Frog, in the end the Scorpion could only do what was natural for him and that was to sting the Frog when he was on top of him. The Frog acted unnaturally by attempting to ferry the Scorpion across the river so the Frog could only blame himself. In that regard it is not a virtuous act on the Frog’s behalf, neither is for the Scorpion, thus they are both wrong.

    This is an important point and difficult to understand, but it is crucial. The Frog did not save the Scorpion from unnecessary death, they both brought about their own demise at the bottom of the river, but both for different reasons.

    The issue of translations of Mein Kampf is seperate and it is my hope that I have explained that in the best way I know how. I am not trying to be arrogant in this regard, I am only trying to educate kamerads in regard to the words of Adolf Hitler, and this is a difficult task.

    I have travelled far and wide in the East and am as much East as I am West, for I am nowhere…And am but weary peasant.

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