Blogs by JASMIN HORST E. P. SEILER
8/8/2008 7:57:58 PM
What about feelings of goodness, and intend?
Right up front I would say, that my believe is, that Peta’s efforts are most honourable. To protect innocent beings from hurt or harm is a noble affair, worthy of the highest human praise, especially since we find it within our periphery to feel that we are of such noble species. The efforts of Peta, have not always won praise though, especially of detractors of that noble effort, I won’t have to mention these self interest groups, I am certain you know them. There is no monetary or ego payback in this noble effort, it is hard work and most times derisive. There are even today in this enlightened age, many who for whatever selfish believes or reasons do not agree with Peta’s efforts, and try to sabotage such, the latest such incident occurred this week
over a momentous happening on a bus to Winnipeg, Pretentious outrage, by the apparent public press over Peta’s statement comparing the murder of a young man on that bus, to all the murderess slaughter of innocent animals. I do agree that it was a strong statement, but shock value has its reason de etre, and that is to shock. Why shock? Ears perk up, people listen, act, debate, scream, yell, etc, but the statement will not soon be forgotten, that was the effect intended. Was it a cheap method to exploit feelings? Yes! But why, well Peta uses its resources most effectively, who does it benefit; you guessed it, in my estimation that would be a good outcome. But it is derisive, for it separates those, who would want to help at any cost, from those that think another day, or year, or century, and an other million animals don’t matter, as long as no feelings are hurt, all the while forgetting, how many are being hurt in the most gruesome way. Of course those Neanderthals that don’t care, for meat satisfies their taste buds, and suffering is just the price those lowly animals have to pay, after all we are the superior species. And that is where I part ways, for if we are such noble and superior species; we certainly don’t act like it, Objectifying beings is the tradition of the bully, which then in turn will make murder a completely different thing, between the murder of an animal, or that of that precious superior human being wont it?
This kind of reasoning if you can call it that has brought millennia of suffering, not just to animals, but also to humans.
In my time, it was” they” are just Jews, or Gypsies, or God help us Blacks, etc. do I have to go into detail? There is a different kind of holocaust happening today, it’s just a different species then our own, and nobody like in my days wants to know about it. The ones that did in my days, where soon ostracized, banished, hanged, burned, or send to the concentration camps with the others. This you think is a stark comparison, well that is what they would have thought in my days, the general consensus did not allow for a different kind, a more enlightened, or compassionate mindset, it took many years, it still will take millennia, to slow down suffering for reasons mentioned, but any effort toward that slowdown of suffering is certainly worthwhile in my opinion, and the faster the better. This I feel, is the aim of Peta as mentioned, and as I said any effort to me is warranted, despite the pretentious hurt feelings and outrage of a false front.
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Good people everywhere! - Saturday, August 16, 2008
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