darwinian delights

in an effort to increase grain yields in china the government decided the sparrow needed to be eridicated

for every million sparrows killed

sixty thousand would be fed

so the populace set out to exterminate the flying vermin

so many lives could be saved

mouths fed

villages brought back from the brink

but it always goes sideways


we talked about this

turns out the sparrows ate locusts far more than grain

with no natural predator the locusts blanketed the lands

thirty six million died over the next few years

the skies were black with insects

the fields ravaged and destroyed

famine and disease ran wild as the biblical plague of insanity descended

don’t even get me started on the two dozen rabbits brought into australia for target practice

it just makes the idea of darwin eating one of every creature he catalogued relatable

consume or be consumed

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