Borne: (adj) past participle of bear
Yes, it was thought that the reeking mess and putrid odor generated the life of the common pest.
It wasn’t really until a couple hundred years ago that we finally concluded that the flies existed elsewhere and were drawn to the garbage, which begs the question:
What would flies do if we didn’t provide them stink?
Likewise, what would be borne out in our society if we did not constantly advertise the more nauseating aspects of human behavior?
After all, it’s not video games, pornography and violent movies which birth terrorists and murderers. But there’s no doubt that the terrorists and murderers are drawn to mediocre fare.
What if we allowed our conscience to consider what type of creatures are stimulated by our art, our words, our politics, our religion and our attitudes?
Is it our responsibility to take authority over what we produce and make sure it isn’t a bar for the fly?
Or are we to assume that in the absence of trash, flies would just develop a hankering for caviar?
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