Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thou Shalt Not Kill Fish

The BBC is shocked. Europe is shocked. Here's its shocking headline: "Shock at polar bear's carp kill". I told you, they're shocked.

A polar bear kills some fish -- and Europeans are in shock. They're upset that the once-cute-and-cuddly Knut has grown up into a wild animal. "

Come to think of it, this is a perfect example of how liberal ideas about life are continually undermined: if we treat the polar bear like a cuddly domesticated pet, he'll behave like one. To this can be added:

* If we build basketball courts, we'll keep kids from getting into drugs and gangs crime

* If we flood welfare recipients with government services and easy-money, they'll turn into productive citizens

* If we are nice to terrorist-types, and appeasing to their religion, they won't attack us

It gets worse:

There is speculation that Knut killed the carp just for fun. Going further, a German news website accuses Knut of murdering the carp "senselessly murder[ing]", to be exact.

Is it even possible for fish to be "murdered"? Is it even possible for an animal to "murder" anyone. Apparently so. In the morally barren landscape which is post-Christian Europe, it's murder to kill a fish, but a sacred right to slaughter the unborn.

And that's the way the Ball bounces.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe some will come out and formulate that the reason Knut killed the fish was out of stress from frustration over not receiving enough attention which was brought on by human interfernce in the first place - so humans are to blame for the death of the fish not the polar bear :)

Perhaps if we put a young seal in with Knut, the Europeans will really see nature in action and lighten up on their criticisms of our seal hunt. But then again, maybe not

"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"