[turn on music ... Jerimiah]
Adlemm Smith was a head'in ground hog hog,
Was a good friend of mine,
Most holeheads didn't understood the words he said,
So he fed them lots of intoxicating wine,
It sure was some mighty fine wine,
Yummy in my tummy for us swine,Sing it !
It brought joy to the world,
Candy to all the boys n' girls,
Didn't help the fishies in the sea that well, But oh what the h___
[end of music] You know, we lemmings truly admire Adlemm ("Adam") Smith.
Adlemm ("Adam") Smith wrote a tome called, "The Wealth of Tunnel Visions" It became a Bible
It was all very simple Most lemms still worship it
Each of us, you see, is a gold digger clawing our way in whatever direction our self interests take us,Adlemm stated it more eloquently. Something like, "Every individual necessarily labors to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally indeed neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. He intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
With all this digging being guided by the "invisible hand" eventually your tunnel meets with mine. My tunnel intersects with the next lemm's work. We create a "Labyrinth of Prosperity".
Soon the Labyrinth gets complicated. No one is exactly sure how it all interconnects. But who cares? All tunnels interconncet. It works. It is strong. It is robust. History says so. You can't argue with history.
You know what they say, a rising tide fills all tunnels. Chairman Greenspin says this is good. Every so often we have to Level the Labyrinths. You have to allow free flow of waters between all tunnels. That makes everything fair and balanced. They call it "free trade".
Our leaders recently announced a new program. Create All Freeflowing Tunnels All-around, CAFTA for short. I think it's ingenius.
Adlemm ("Adam") Smith was a genius.
Go ahead and laugh.
You humans have no more brains than we do.
Heck, we even built an inter-burrow transport system. You humans can't do better. Here's a map of our system.