- My neighbor, bless her heart, is an avid bird lover. Every day she
throws millet, sunflower seeds, corn, directly on the bricks covering
her patio and on the bare ground next to her front porch. My small,
cheap condominium butts up straight against hers. So I too get to
enjoy the plethora of birds chirping all day all over our building
throughout the year.
I used to feed the birds, as well, but from feeders---and herein is
where the problem begins. The pounds of bird feed that my neighbor
is throwing on the ground is attracting birds, but it is also
attracting vermin that feed off the ground. Consequently we have a
rat and mice population where none existed before. Being an animal
lover, I was all right with that, at first. A mouse here and there
doesn't bother me.
It's when the problem escalates into an infestation that I get
angry. A few days ago I bought a pellet gun at Wal Mart, and had
every intention in the world of popping the rats that wobbled across
my patio on their way to the feed trough next door. But as I
observed my patio, waiting with my pellet gun in hand, I started to
notice that nature was already at work on the problem. The
neighborhood chipmunks were fighting the rats! driving them out of
their boroughs, nipping their buts, in an attempt to defend their
I realized then that nature hates infestations. Infestations of
anything---rats, insects, even monkeys---is contrary to the balance
of nature. Infestations are destructive, parasitic manifestations
that nature attacks through the Life Impulse. Where the life impulse
is weak, nature does not have time to operate in fear. Its fear must
turn to action, or else the infestation grows exponentially until it
destroys the ecosystem.
Nations are like ecosystems in the sense that they are strongest when
infestation controls, the "chipmunks" and the "cats" of society, are
allowed to protect their territory from invasion.