The donkey told the tiger, “The grass is blue.” The tiger replied, “No, the grass is green .” The discussion became heated, and the two decided to …
I would agree with the end synopsis part: the difference between post modern and modern, and the real emotional content. With the caveat : Only in as much as one is informed of those categories by the Modern Method for the discerning of things.
This is to say that the Lion is the Latent Modern presumption of method, the Tiger is the modern orientation upon things, and the donkey is the postmodern orientation. The Lion is the route of individualism and identity whereby agency is assumed but non-active. Or only activated through the tiger-donkey polemic that has recourse to a transcendent Lion (the Modern Real Subject).
The story’s true meaning is that one is always bringing their complaint to the Lion (god). And this opening or recourse in (Modern) consciousness allows for the modern agent’s ‘belief’ in their own ideal of a self-made world. It is this world that is, at once, referring to truth and reality, and without recognizing what is at play, one always held at length in the activity of interaction of subjects for the purpose of sustaining the modern method’s function to present a world.
It is fruitless and deserving of punishment to attempt to have a discussion toward proving a point to those who are not able to reflect upon the truth of the situation. Hence, the real material sustenance of problem.
This is a parable about the the Modern Epistemological Condition.