Politically correct elephants’ spoor

Paul Jacko


I like elephants and I like reading about them; sometimes* I even write about them. The article with so tantalising heading As Elephant Populations Drop, We Learn Even Their Footsteps Serve a Purpose thus I could not miss. The fact that it was written by a woman should have warned me. I am not suggesting that women are stupid, or that women journalists are more ignorant than their male counterparts. Still…

Ms Kaleigh Rogers: “A slate of new studies this week reveal two realities about elephants: they’re great at protecting tiny critters in their environment, and humans are terrible at protecting elephants.”

Politically correct humans are terrible at everything, as everyone, except them, knows.

Religious people would undoubtedly see the protection of ‘tiny critters’ not as a conscientious decision of nature loving and wise elephants, but a work of God:

God’s wisdom and knowledge cannot be comprehended, and His decisions cannot be tracked as footprints in the sand. God has consulted no one and no one has advised Him. But because God knows all things He controls and guides all events for His glory and for our good “(cf. Ps. 104:24; Prov. 3:19 )

Politically correct “environmentalists” in their misguided search for what they are pleased to call arguments scratch the bottom of footprints in the savannah. Anyone who managed to see elephants walking through the bush can’t be unimpressed by damage they do to the vegetation (beside squashing ‘tiny critters’). In fact, just one of them would put a T-14 Armata tank  driven by a vodka-soaked recruit to shame.

yellow_mite_tydeidae_lorryia_formosaMs Rogers: “A study published in the African Journal of Zoology details how the footprints elephants leave behind can fill with water, creating natural puddles that team with life. Researchers identified more than 60 species of aquatic invertebrates that colonise these puddles, from tiny mites to tadpoles.”

Tiny mites, tiny critters; it seems that the journalist Rogers learned a new adjective. Sixty species is nothing to brag about. Human skin harbours vastly more even tinier critters – “The human skin is a rich environment for microbes. Around 1000 species of bacteria from 19 bacterial phyla have been found.” If you ever happened to find yourselves downwind of feral environmentalists you would guess that that number is grossly underestimated.

Creating fanciful “biodiversity” reasons why we should be protecting elephants is certainly more career enhancing than, even coyly, mentioning Chinese and the Communist Chinese in particular. Lies and exaggerations do not help elephants, as, similarly, myths fabrication does not help Aborigines

Politically correct humans are terrible at everything.


*/ Jumbo – August 2011

Chinese elephants’ sunset? – March 2012

Chinese, elephants and Combet – May 2012

The Green way – October 2013

I fear for elephants – January 2014

Chinese crush on ivory – January 2014

Greed without borders – June 2015

Socialism and the animal farm – October 2015

About Paul Jacko

Jacko was born in Czechoslovakia not long before the communist putsch in February 1948. He studied industrial chemistry there and left in 1969 for Australia, where he became a lawyer and established his own practice. He has now retired and beside hunting, fishing, camping, prospecting and playing golf he amuses himself by writing.
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4 Responses to Politically correct elephants’ spoor

  1. What Right says:

    Elephants will survive those low IQ scientists and the periodistas.

  2. pus'a'cat says:

    The science today is getting lower and lower; the crooks took over. I’ll start learning astrology.

  3. sicklife says:

    What, elephants don’t stop climate change? Somebody should return the grant!

  4. Gomaine says:

    Science today is in such disrepute that it would take a century to recover. On the other hand – why bother? Dishonesty is more profitable.

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