If You're a Liberal,
A man is walking along a river bank. He sees
a baby drowning. He dives in and saves the baby.
As soon as he starts walking again, the man
sees another baby drowning. He jumps in the water and saves that baby. Then
before he can get out of the water, he sees yet a third drowning baby, and
saves that baby as well.
Suddenly, the man begins to see more and more
babies drowning, and promises himself that he'll do his utmost to save them
Pretty soon the man is so busy saving
drowning babies, that he doesn't notice the man upstream who is throwing the
babies in the water.
[This is my wording of a widely told
parable among those who work in solidarity with people struggling for human
rights in the Third World]