They shoot gorillas, don’t they?

…from the quill of Antisthenes the Younger

When I first heard of that incident in some American zoo, the immediate flash through my mind was – let’s hope it was an albino gorilla and a black child. And the shooter at least Hispanic, if not full size LGBTII. Then we would not heard another word, except from the plaintiffs lawyers’ cabal.

Of course, that was not the case. The manipulators and their simple followers use every opportunity to foment racial hatred, inventing, in the passing, yet another reason not to vote Trump.

While America is a good, shining example of more and more stupid society, the rest of the West is not much better. Imagine, in Australia, a crocodile shot to protect a white, not aboriginal, child. The reaction of the Twits and main stream media would be same.

On the subject of human stupidity and mass hysteria – while observing a semi-feral cat recently I recalled an old saying: If you build a better mouse trap the world will beat a path to your door. It goes back in 19th century and is apparently a misquotation of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s statement:

If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hard-beaten road to his house, though it be in the woods.”

cat.mouseMany took it seriously and US Patent Office had issued about 4,400 patents for “better” mouse traps. But who would bother today? Only an naïve optimist, not realising we live in “progressive” times. A patent may be obtained, but marketing? Firstly the Animal Rights groups and vegetarians would object just for the sake of it. The so-called anti-racists would insist that the device traps and kills only the white mice. The feminists, additionally would demand that only male white mice be targeted. The pro-choice abortionists would prefer that traps kill mice in utero and that the surviving “mother” mice be given official recognition for their morality and heroism.

Thus the trap would have to work exclusively on white, heterosexual male mice, which are probably endangered anyway – no profit there. And if the white, heterosexual male mice behave like the white, heterosexual humans they will blindly walk into any trap whatsoever.


About Antisthenes

A Greek philosopher, a pupil of Socrates. Led a revolt, with Diogenes, against the demands of the city-state and the sophistication of life. Accepted the interrelation of knowledge, virtue, and happiness; and sought the ideal condition for happiness in return to primitivism and self-sufficiency. Rejected all social distinctions as based on convention, scorned orthodox religion as a fabrication of lies, and studied early legends and animal life in order to arrive at a true understanding of natural law. The individual was free and self-sufficient when he was master of his passions, secure in his intelligence, impervious to social or religious demands, and satisfied with the poverty of a mendicant. Needless to say, a person who on the Fog of Chaos adopted the Athenian philosopher's name has nothing whatsoever in common with him.
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3 Responses to They shoot gorillas, don’t they?

  1. Un sonny says:

    That gorilla probably had more sense than all US journalist combined. We are lost.

  2. originot says:

    Another sad case of human decline.

  3. Dis Aster says:

    Safe spaces for gorillas at universities? Guns-free zones? Only gorillas to bear arms?

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