Reign of Inhumanity

Every time Wile E. Coyote and Yosemite Sam tried to accomplish something simple or seemingly impossible, they failed. One thing they never failed in was their determination to never give up; but, neither did their nemesis’: Roadrunner and Bugs Bunny.


Young, and maybe even not so young, viewers of those Looney Tune programs got joy out of seeing the characters fail time and again. In a nut shell, neither Wile E. nor Yosemite liked competition and sought to eradicate it. The other two were gung ho ready for whatever would unfold. They enjoyed competing with relentless competitors, and successfully stopping them in their tracks.


Every obvious and every subtle effort was made to be victorious, but any degree of success was short-lived because the victims on both sides of the scenario always bounced back no matter what the calamity. The cartoon seemed to be on ‘continuous play’ as each show followed the same pattern of two goals: get rid of competition and WIN!


Win what exactly? For the perpetrators it turned out to be the unveiling of their extreme jealousy, insecurity, pride, indifference to the feelings of others, greed, envy, gluttony, attention, and humiliation. For Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner, it was to highlight evil, meanness, bullying, and standing up to relentless pursuits.


In those Looney Tunes, neither side ever gave in and neither side ever gave up. The projector reels kept turning and turning, and we saw the same story line unfold, with different scenarios and different settings, but always leaving the viewers with the exact same outcomes. Yosemite and Wile E. were perpetrators of evil and ultimately victims of their intended results.


Evil exists around us and it usually stems from jealousy, personal insecurity, possessiveness or an inability to embrace differences. From our personal life experiences with the parallel personalities of Wile E. Coyote, Yosemite Sam, Bugs Bunny and the Roadrunner in our every day lives, we can learn that there is no one right answer to everything and no one right answer to any one thing. Hold your head high, stand up on your own two feet, lend a helping hand and be the one to stop the reign of inhumanity.