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.