The Slaughterhouse Escape Election

There is a metaphor to be excavated from this highly amusing story depicting the Great Escape-esque travails of a Polish bovine and her subsequent liberation. Here’s the headline, for those who are curious:

Cow escapes on way to slaughterhouse, smashes through metal fence, breaks arm of man trying to catch her then swims to safety on island in lake
I say there’s a metaphor, because along with it being hilarious, this story reminds me of Edmund Burke, who famously compared conservative citizens to docile English cattle. I can’t help but think that the farmer, a Mr. Lukasz, having fallen afoul of his subject when her docility vanished in response to a more pressing threat, might have a lot to discuss with the deposed former leaders of Conservatism, Inc. (Bill Kristol in particular). And moreover, perhaps we Trumpians have found a new metaphor for 2016: the Slaughterhouse Escape election.
 Photo credit:   INTI OCON/AFP/Getty Images

About Mytheos Holt

Mytheos Holt is a senior contributor to American Greatness and a senior fellow at the Institute for Liberty. He has held positions at the R Street Institute, Mair Strategies, The Blaze, and National Review. He also worked as a speechwriter for U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, and reviews video games at Gamesided. He hails originally from Big Sur, California, but currently resides in New York City. Yes, Mytheos is his real name.

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