Thursday, May 21, 2015

human arrogance and white supremacy

i know better than to log into facebook...i always get myself into trouble when i do.  firstly, if you post on facebook and you have friended me- i take that to mean that you welcome my perspective...i try to remain tactful and on point- especially if i disagree with your post...if you're posting for sympathy, generally i roll my eyes and keep moving...

anyone who follows me on facebook knows how much i love ricky gervais....i admire his talent and his big heart when it comes to animals...nothing angers him more than those who mistreat and abuse animals...i'm right there with him...right now- he is taking on the trophy hunters and the rampant killing by billionaires of the endangered species of big cats, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, etc....

as for me, well, i pick smaller game it guess...it really pisses me off that so many people view other animals as inferior to us simply because they don't build skyscrapers and speak english...well, they don't destroy the planet with their hubris and greed either...and when i hear folks talk about getting a pet and 'trying it out' to see if that animal is a 'good fit' like it's a shoe or a purse- it bugs me....something else that pisses me off is humans dumping pets on the streets or in the country- or even a shelter- because they can no longer take care of them or they are too much work...really?

would you do that to your child? your elderly relative? some would undoubtedly but most 'good people' change diapers for their children or loved one....clip their nails and cut their hair...find a sitter if they need to go away....feed them...so tell me again how an animal that shares our home and lives isn't the same as another human living in our house....

other species think and feel and have distinct personalities- i could list examples....we all know dolphins and whales are smart....we know that elephants are smart....pigs are highly intelligent...explain to me again why it's ok for us to adopt an animal but if we don't like it- we get rid of it....

i suppose there's no difference in white men believing that everyone else is inferior....

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