start with a cage containing five monkeys

If you start with a cage containing five monkeys,
and inside the cage hang a banana on a string from the top,
and then you place a set of stairs under the banana,
soon, a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.
When he touches the stairs,
you spray ALL the monkeys with cold water.
Soon, another monkey makes an attempt with same result.
All the monkeys are sprayed with cold water.
Soon, another monkey goes for the stairs,
and the other monkeys will try to prevent it.
Now, put the cold water away.
Remove one monkey from the cage
and replace it with a new monkey.
The new monkey sees the banana and tries to climb the stairs.
To his shock, ALL other monkeys beat him up.
After another attempt and attack,
he knows if he tries the stairs he will be assaulted.
Next, remove another of the original
five monkeys, replacing it with a new monkey.
The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked.
The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment,
with enthusiasm because he is now part of the "team."
Then, replace a third original monkey
with a new monkey, followed by the fourth, then the fifth.
Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked.
The monkeys that are now beating him up have
no idea why they are not permitted to climb stairs.
Neither do they know why they are participating
in the beating of the newest monkey.
Finally, having replaced all of the original monkeys,
none of the remaining monkeys were never sprayed
with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the
monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana.
Why? Because in their minds, this is the way it has always been.
This is how our House and Senate operate.
This is why, from time to time
ALL of the monkeys need to be

DISCLAIMER:  I mean as no disrespect to monkeys.

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