The 3rd Testicle
Have you ever been in one of those situations where you know you have been lied to? You had heard that the person who lied to you had done it to other people but you allowed yourself to get caught up in the moment. You think about that story of the snake at the top of the mountain that was cold and hungry and needed someone to carry him down the mountain where it was warm and there was food so he would not freeze to death. You remember in the story how the man said to the snake “ but you will bite me and I could die”. The snake reassures the man and tells him everything will be fine and not to worry. The man feels he can trust the snake because the snake needs him so badly.
As the man lies at the bottom of the warm mountain dying of his snakebite he asks the snake why he had bitten him after reassuring the man that this would not happen. The snake replies “ I am sorry sir but I am a snake and this is my nature”.
Those who were lied too or bullied to get their signatures on the recall petition or who worked on getting those signatures only to find out that they are in with a pack of snakes may like this parable better. It is called The 3rd Testicle.
The 3rd Testicle involves a politician who uses a lie to get you on board his way of thinking. Clearly this story would involve a male politician but as stories go the name could be changed to make it more politically correct. This less than honest politician counts on his victims being naïve, trusting and one who does not check his facts very well. It helps if the one who will be looking for the 3rd testicle (the searcher) is in need of a friend or job or a cause. People who are new to town or have not been involved with politics or have few contacts are excellent searchers.
The job of the politician with the “extra testicle” is to keep his victim distracted long enough to get what he wants out of the situation. If possible the politician will keep the searcher on board and groping all the way up to the point where the searcher realizes something is missing. A feeling of shame and embarrassment now washes over the searcher. How could I have allowed myself to be taken in by such a stupid trick? Often times the “searcher” will swear off politics, this is one of the goals of the 3rd Testicle and the politicians who use this trick.
Politics 101 seldom mentions the 3rd Testicle but many in Templeton swear that this political trick is used often in the Templeton area.
If you or your friends have been taken in by politicians who use this diabolical trick don’t despair. Do your homework the next time and try to get the facts before you go searching for something that does not exist.