Beware the Fox: an old movie with an ageless warning.

It is amazing how somethings never change. Tales of cunning, greed and even politics somehow seem as ageless of tales of heroism.

This is one I’ve found, which has the virtue of being miraculously well done in spite of it’s age. Before CGI or modern film techniques, The Tale of the Fox look many years to create. It’s been uploaded in 6 parts onto Youtube, complete with subtitles as it’s originally in French. Most of it, you can figure out without any words at all.

The fox is a con artist and all suffer under his tricks. What’s more, they suffer because he knows their weaknesses and plays off them. The lion is King (of course) and must figure out what to do about this trickster who is causing such a ruckus. His solution left me slack jawed with shock.

So watch the videos and see if you can figure out what will become of the fox. What will the king do? Who will best him?
In the end, I felt blindsided by a commentary of how politics work, whether in a company or a government.

Beware your weakness…for the fox will prey on it, even if you are a Lion or a King.

The Tale of the Fox – Wladyslaw Starewicz (1930) was uploaded by MissBillieDove

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