Friday, August 7, 2009
Party of Parasites
A host can often tolerate a few parasites without severe effects. As the load of parasites increases, the host has to expend more metabolic effort to maintain itself. Eventually, the load can increase to the point that the host begins to fail. Some parasites can modify the hosts immune defenses to protect themselves making them harder to remove. Also some hosts make it easier for other parasites to enter the host. I think this applies to Congress, the Country and the Democratic Party.