TROJAN HORSES

7/10/2019

Whether the story is true or not, the concept of placing a group of loyalists into the stronghold of one’s enemies by subterfuge is a tactic that is still played out today. The narrative, as told in the Iliad, describes a 10-year siege on the city of Troy. This was due to a war started by the kidnapping of one person from Greece that sent 1,000 ships of warriors to retrieve her. The decade old stalemate culminated in a strategy that had the Greeks build a huge, wooden replica of a horse that housed select soldiers inside. They left the horse as a gift outside the city gates and faked their return to Greece. After the gift was pulled into the city square, that night the hidden warriors came out, opened the gates for the waiting Greeks outside, and the rest is history. The Trojan Horses today are in a different form to disguise their intent. They are known as refugees. Displaced citizens of a war-ravaged region, their plight is now billboarded on the 6 o’clock news and the wheels of humanitarianism start to rotate. Detained in a secured location by an adjoining neutral nation, the refugees are interrogated, fed, and tented. They are then set up for adoption programs by caring people worldwide, just like rescue animals. When enough time and pleading passes, the refugees are shipped off to the adopting state or country, and are settled in. As time passes, studies reveal it is not a seamless transition. When more and more of the same ethnic group pile into one location, frictions start throwing sparks in the tinder pile and fires erupt. Due to human’s natural mistrust of anything that is not their immediate family, suspicions grow of the new horse in town. Religious and ethnic differences create unbridled prejudices that stir the embers of hatred. To eliminate these invading Trojan Horses, the Jeffrey Dahmer Plan was initiated. Now all refugees are sent to locations where the main inhabitants are cannibals. When consuming certain fruits, the seeds are eaten. 

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