Have you played or at least seen someone play before a hammer arcade game called ‘whack a mole’ ? I am sure you have at least seen it play either in real life or on television.
Here is how the game is played: on a board or table, there are many holes . You will be given a hammer-like object. The aim of the game is to hit emerging heads or objects coming out from the holes. Each time an object emerges and you hit it, you gain a point. The objects will emerge from the holes randomly, and will go faster and faster until you can no longer keep up , in which case the game ends.
Someone at the very top is currently playing a sort of this game in real life. The only difference is the objects emerging are news that is detrimental to his hold in power.
So far, it has been quite fun. He has managed to hit everything that comes out and make them disappear inside the holes.
The game may be fun for a short while but to constantly play it for many months, it becomes taxing and tedious. It is easy to be on guard for a day or two, but for months? we have to admire his resilience.
What more one of the newly emerged object is Swiss and may not be as easy to hit back as those made at home!
I really don’t envy this player’s position, nor the game of whack-a-mole that he is playing!
How much more stamina he has? How much more objects are going to emerge from these holes? How fast they are emerging? All these factors may determine how the game may end!