_____A farmer owns a beast. The beast is a vile, savage thing that desires only to destroy, to kill, to ravage. It wants nothing more than run free and harm and kill the other people outside. But the beast is also a sympathetic creature; it knows that if it does this, the farmer will be punished. Hence, it will murder the farmer at the end of its rampage, sparing him punishment.
_____The farmer knows this, but he has had the beast for a very long time and can neither get rid of it himself nor afford the expenses to have someone help him tame it. So he builds a fence around the creature - a beautiful fence of gold and alabaster that shines gloriously in the sun and glows with soft reassurance in the moonlight, promising safety to all. The farmer tells the authorities in charge of keeping the people safe that the beast is of no threat whatsoever - and it is, as long as the fence remains. Of course, the beast hat