I’ve refrained from entering this fray just to see how things pan out and of course it panned out with the Left shaming the Right as callous animal haters and the Right shaming the Left into being anti-Human folks. I’m going to delve into a little bit of honesty, brutal honesty in fact and it’s not going to be pretty.
First, lets tackle the Rights lament for the Left not having a heart for the down trodden in Africa (or anyone who tries shaming those who support Cecil into feeling guilty), if you truly, TRULY cared about the plight of the downtrodden in Africa and Zimbabwe, you would be there right now sacrificing your cushy First World lifestyle and comfortable leisure time to help those less fortunate than you. Fact is, you really don’t give a damn at all about those who are suffering in Africa or elsewhere. You’re simply trying to make those who support Cecil feel like crap for what they hold dear to their hearts. I feel that you are worse than those you are trying to shame because it’s simply fake. So for the sake of actual, true humanity, just stop it unless you’re willing to put your money where your mouth is and lead by example instead of strong words.
Second, the issue of Cecil is disturbing and I truly believe that lions should be placed on the endangered species list and that Cecil should serve as the figurehead of this much needed change. However, this has been ongoing for years now, illegal poaching/trophy hunting, and NOW people are realizing the problem? This is sickening and should have been addressed years ago, but because of the complacency of our apex species (yes apex because with our ability to innovate and our technology we have spread worldwide which makes us the dominant species) we’ve only begun to raise awareness for a travesty that may be too late. We’ve also become quite callous to all life including our own. My fear is that once the Cecil Furor dies down so will our faux compassion for animals. We have become a sensation driven society that we have collective ADD where one issue trumps another issue until the next issue comes along to knock the previous one off the mantel. We either need to stick to our guns or just simply be lulled back into our complacency for good. There’s no sense in jumping from one issue to another without ever fully fixing the problem. Yeah, it’s great that airlines won’t be shipping trophy heads of animals, but that’s one small solution for a relatively big problem and that’s to a) get endangered species onto the endangered species list and b) prosecute these folks to the fullest extent of the law with NO exceptions.
All life should be considered sacred and the death and plight of a living being should be met with sadness because we’re all related whether you believe a deity created us all or that we emerged from a common ancestor millions of years ago.
I have never been one to believe that Liberals are brave souls, but rather that they are indeed a bunch of cowards. From their constant yelling down anyone who disagrees with them to calling their opponents ‘racists’, ‘homophobes’ and whatever other argumentum ad hominems they have for those who have contradictory views points to a coward mindset. Why else would you not engage in civil discussion if they were truly tolerant and weren’t a coward? How does that make them cowardly, you might ask? Well, it’s simple, any logical counter argument against what they’ve held near and dear might make them actually think and thinking is scary to your run-of-the-mill Liberal. Within that process of thinking are the seeds of doubt and once doubt sets in their future self might not be a Liberal anymore. To be honest, that is frightening, who wants to be a crass, backwards thinking Neanderthal? That, however, is what the Liberal elite breast feeds to their brethren in order to scare them into complacency.
However, this is not the only area in which Liberals show their cowardice. In their endeavor to not offend anyone, unless it’s Christians then it’s all out war, they employ politically correct (modern Newspeak) terms to convey something that can be easily said in simple terms. For exmaple, “A white American man of Italian descent who is a bit slow wants to become a woman.” becomes “An Italian-American male who is mentally challenged suffering from gender dysphoria wants gender reorientation surgery.” The politically correct statement becomes ridiculously wordy in order to NOT offend a person. But when it comes to Christians, as I’ve touched on earlier, it’s okay to offend them with horrid art that requires urinating or defecating on religious icons. That’s fine! However, you will NEVER see them offend Muslims in any way. Another example is more anecdotal considering it’s a conversation I overheard at work. One journalist was exclaiming how awesome it would be to see a fight between Thor and Jesus with Jesus being beaten down. Now, I being of Asatru faith would probably agree, but why would a God fight a demi-god is beyond me. Besides, Thor is not an asshole. But I digress! Why did it have to be Jesus? Why not Mohammed? Why not Lord Buddha? Why not Ganesh? Because those would elicit that, within the Liberal circle, he was being intolerant and insensitive to the more ‘downtrodden’ religions. I would be inclined to agree if it weren’t for the obvious, malicious bias and anti-Christian hate emanating from the two Liberal participants in the conversation. In short, they were being cowards by using a religion which has no teeth in our society and no protection from criticism, like everything should have in a more reasonable society. Liberals pick on Christianity because they are cowards whether due to fear from reprisals from Muslims or being called out by their Liberal peers.
Liberals may fool people with their faux moral compass, but to someone who has been on the Left and seen the venom and hate that comes from this portion of the political spectrum it is by far a smoke and mirrors game for them. This is not to say that the Right doesn’t have it’s pitiful, hateful minions, but Liberals are more apt to pass themselves off as ‘compassionate’ and ‘tolerant’ when in fact they aren’t. The Right side of the spectrum tends to be a bit more truthful in this respect. If the demi-god status of Ayn Rand doesn’t reflect this then the viewer must be blind as a bat or in absolute denial. Liberals will either pick fights they can’t win and scream at you with a volley of epithets or damn you with being a ‘racist’, ‘homophobic, ‘islamophobe’ backwards, intolerant Neanderthal. When logic enters the discussion this is their ticket out of admitting that a Conservative may have a point. They shrivel into their cowardly shells and admit nothing. The best any opponent can do is simply be kind. Don’t react with anger and hate, but with kindness. And some logic.
Today politicians have unanimously stated that their careers matter first and that America and Americans matter not to them. We are simply an endless bank account for them to live lavishly and leisurely while we the People slave away to make ends meet. And we are also the ones that provide the pathway to their careers via a road paved with our votes. Yup, we elected self-serving ingrates who are only out for themselves making laws that apply only to us and not them. A great example is the fact that ordinary Americans have to buy into ObamaCare or be fined a hefty amount of cash if you don’t while The President and Congress are exempt from this “great” idea of ObamaCare. If it’s good for us then it’s good for them as well. If it’s not good for them then by the Gods it is NOT good for us! This is the question that needs to be asked by the American people but unfortunately instead they’re sheep-mindedly accepting this horrendous piece of garbage as law. Guess what? You are Americans and as an American you don’t have to accept this failure of a law. Wake up, the Democrats and the Republicans don’t care about you. The only ones who care are the ones being called extremists, the Tea Party movement. They want maximum freedom while have government limited and back into the bass of individual states as per the 10th Amendment of our Constitution, the real law of the land.