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I came here via the link in your excellent article on matters spiritual. There are horrible reminders that even the most admirable of shrews occupy positions which are impossible to defend, e.g. RF Kennedy's ongoing defence of Israel, which in turn props up terrorist governments who help Israel to massacre lots of people whilst opting to see nothing untoward.

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I have a difficult time with even the best of shrews....there is always something. I can't help but think in some situations there is a possibility that what someone says and vocalizes is not an indication of what they are going to actually do. Yes, that is usually a BAD thing!!! But sometimes it is the other way around...but who knows. I personally do not put a lot of weight in politics and specifically the POTUS charade. The fact RFK is running at all makes him a bit dicey.

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My friend PJ came up with this great handle: BSM (Black Sheep Matter).

And do we ever!

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Black sheep are very important...they push us all into discovery. They can really be constellations of the trickster archetype, "shit disturbers" which is always, ultimately, the best

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I don't mind shrews, but those voles destroy my garlic beds and I now have a vole hunting black and white kitten named Pistachio! She's going to remain INTACT and fertile and make me more vole (and mice and rat) hunters! It's been so darn long since I have had a decent rodent killer. I have hunting cats, but one's old with no teeth now and the other only likes rabbits and birds.

Did you know that cats (when given ample prey) will specialize?

My fat cat prefers frogs, lizards, and snakes.

I love felines. A barn and garden full of rodents, not so much.

But, if anyone can wear the label of shrew, tis I.

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Aug 16, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Glad I read this article! I just subscribed today. I could understand "sheep" from other articles, because the term is already "standard". But I had to learn the meaning of shrew. I declare that I am a shrew.

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Welcome to the club fellow shrew brother!! I know it is silly but it really helps when writing...I do sometimes refrain from "sheep and shrew" if I write an article for Off-Guardian...some of the readers don't get it (humourless). Shrews are actually pretty cool, they are exceptionally tiny, but ferocious. A shrew has been known to attack a dog! Jumping up a foot or two to nip at a dog's nose!! And as my little graphic proclaims..."not to be tamed."

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Jul 25, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

You got me! I thought it would be interesting to make a Shakespearean reference because I could. It does work though, "they", the propagandists, would certainly like to tame the shrews. But, in looking up Taming the Shrew to be sure of what I was referring to because I am not a literary guy, I also found out that being a shrew in the old days, a difficult female, perhaps a Karen in these times, was a punishable offense! - https://theweek.com/articles/442747/3-disgusting-ways-independent-talkative-women-tortured-shamed-shakespeares-england

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Jul 25, 2022·edited Aug 7, 2022Author

The shrew/sheep story has nothing to do with Shakespeare or anything for that matter other than a difficulty in labeling the antithesis of sheep. Sheep had already been established, and even though I am not a real fan of labeling a group of people with a "not so nice" label it obviously has stuck...and it IS founded in some truth in behaviour. Shrews came about because I just got tired of the laborious "those of us on the other side of the fence." My sister and I were joking around one day and I just randomly suggested, as a joke, to label us "freedom fighters" as "Shrews." Short and sweet, and the two, sheep and shrew, go well together.

Turns out, after further investigation, the shrew animal is more appropriate to describe us than I thought. Shrews, when attacked, are very aggressive and will take on any aggressor...including dogs! They are very crafty and clever for their tiny size. The label seemed to fit pretty well! Of course, it isn't perfect! But good enough for me!

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Jul 25, 2022Liked by Todd Hayen, PhD, RP

Additionally, don't forget that there are those who would like to tame the shrews!

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Do you mean the sheep want to tame the shrews? You mean by "tame" to shut them up? Oh yes, they do...Or are you just making a Shakespeare reference because you simply can't resist! 😀

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Wish I could discuss these issues with my sheep brother! Envy your talks with your sister…and I sustain myself with contact with my new shrew contacts!

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Apr 12, 2022·edited Apr 12, 2022Author

My sister, who I talk with, is a super shrew! My other sister is, sadly, a super sheep. And yes, gather shrews around you as much as possible. Isolation is the thing that will kill us...this segregation in the psyop is crazy making...because we have psyches built this way, it is very difficult to be alone through this because we need constant validation going against the grain. Brainwashing is ever powerful and effective...and we are also susceptible to it!

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