Decoy: (n) anything used as a lure.
The only reason a duck-call works is because there are ducks out there who are horny.
When they hear that duck-call, they assume there’s a potential Tinder connection. If they weren’t so lascivious, they could just think to themselves, “Oh…there’s another duck. I hope he or she is having a nice day.”
Yes, a decoy works because there is a part of our consciousness that drags us toward mischief before we have a chance to consider the danger.
Whether it’s politics, religion or purchasing items at the grocery store, all of us are tantalized into making bad choices.
In politics, we’re told that “the other guy out there” is going to take away all the fun stuff we like to do because he’s just a “big, greenie-meanie.”
In religion, because of our fervency, we’re offered the possibility of being so favored that we can actually attend the ceremony to cast fools into hell.
And at the grocery store, we are informed that certain items are super-foods, and should be purchased if we want to be healthy. (Of course, the easiest way to identify them is by their super-price.)
Beware of decoys.
They are set up to trap us in our weaker parts by using a stronger signal.
Can we ever be free from them?
Will we ever consider what’s best for us before jumping in to follow the Pied Piper, like a bunch of rats?
But if you’re going to be a rat, it’s good to travel in packs.
Maybe one of you will remember to ignore the tune.