From Wikipedia:  “Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers… which possess both a solitary phase and a swarming phase. In the solitary phase, these grasshoppers are innocuous, their numbers are low and they do not pose a major economic threat to agriculture. However, under suitable conditions of drought followed by rapid vegetation growth, serotonin in their brains triggers a dramatic set of changes: they start to breed abundantly, becoming gregarious and nomadic…”

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Racists are a certain species of human being… which possess both a solitary phase and a swarming phase. In the solitary phase, these racists are innocuous, their numbers are low and they do not pose a major threat to the public. However, under poor economic conditions, followed by a presidential popularity contest, the serotonin in their brains triggers a dramatic set of changes: they start to come out of the closet, spewing their hatred and ignorance for all to see (and cringe over)…

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“They are also edible insects; they have been eaten throughout history and are considered a delicacy in many countries.”

While learning about locusts, I found these Trump caterpillars (on Google images):

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Hang on, the presidential race is almost over. 🙂

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6 thoughts on “Locusts and Racists

  1. Excuse me. Woolly worms are not Trumpists. They can’t help it that some large species of narcissist has bad taste. For the woolly worm, these are ancient traditional shaman blanket colors. It’s unfortunate that the woolly worm has to endure this slight to its beautiful heritage. I think the woolly worms should rise in the night and take back their due!

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  2. Ah, locusts/grasshoppers! Very nice photos. I am reminded of eating grasshoppers (we called everything grasshopper) when I was a child. Interestingly, only children ate grasshoppers but stopped as they were getting into their teens.

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